Friday, March 22, 2013

A Name

I am that girl that has been thinking about what I would name my kids since I was like ten years old, always writing them down in old journals and then more recently keeping lists in my phones.  Boys names have always been harder for me, so when I found out we were having a boy I would run about 100 names past Ben daily, he was really good at shooting them down and coming up with ways they could get made fun of, but really bad at contributing.

We finally narrowed it down to a list of three.  About two months ago, we were set.  I was 100 percent sure.  So sure that I even painted a "D" in his nursery.

Then I met my baby.  I thought for sure he would be dark skinned and dark haired, Ben's genes seemed powerful.  I had a blonde haired, fair skin baby boy and the name I was picturing for this dark baby didn't seem to fit anymore.

I still loved the name but I wasn't so sure it was his name.  So we went back to our list.  It was between Everett and the "D" name.  I won't say it because we still might use it one day!  We left the hospital with our poor nameless baby, he was just "Baby Tremblay".  In Canada you have 10 days to name the baby. We went one full week.  I was so 50/50 and I didn't know what would push me one way or the other.

I would be so sure in my head that it would be one name and then hours later I would change my mind again!

Finally Ben and I were sitting in our room, I was feeding the baby, and I said ok we are naming this baby right now.  I asked him which one he preferred (before this he told me he was exactly 50/50 too) if he HAD to choose, he said he might prefer Everett just a little bit.  I said "ok then, that is his name" and we decided!

I love his name, and he so seems like an Everett now (pronnounced Ev-Reht, two syllables, not three people!)

Ben served in the Everett Washington Mission for our church for two years.  That is where we got the idea for the name, and so it does hold some sentimental value.

He will have this name for the rest of his life, I tried to picture him as this name from a toddler, to a teenager, to a husband and an old man and I think it fits perfectly.  I can't wait to see what my baby Everett brings to his name.


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Emma Ashby said...

His name fits him wonderfully! He is such a sweet boy! And I love that it's from your husband's mission! My husband served in Chicago Illinois South Mission so I don't know if we'll ever use it as a baby name but that would be pretty cool! Haha.

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