Monday, May 12, 2008

O! I almost forgot...

It's a boy!! I went to see the midwife on Thursday and she decided to do an ultrasound on the spot, because I was measuring a bit big for 14 weeks. Everything's fine. The midwife said it's normal to measure a bit larger with a fourth baby. I didn't know you could see if the baby was a boy or girl this early, but evidently you can, because it was obvious right away. So, now we're back to the name game again, and there doesn't appear to be a single boy name that we can agree on. Feel free to offer suggestions. We sure could use them!

18 comments:

diber said...

Yay for boys!!!

"Frederick" was our other top choice for a boy's name. *shrug* But I think we're going with Marlowe for this one.

Keri said...

Henry or Benjamin. Congrats!!

Jenn said...

A Boy, how fun!!
Our boy name for all three girls was Samuel. We probably won't get the chance to use it!

amber said...

congratulations! you know we like baby boys around here...

John and Katie Flanagan said...

hmmm... baby names... I always liked Alexander (and it's Dad's middle name). Of course, Chris and Sarah have an Alexander, so maybe that is out. I also like Nathaniel.

Darla said...

This works out great for the bedrooms :-) I wouldn't dare get involved in the name thing, but aren't you glad you have plenty of time to argue about it. That is - discuss it - excuse me ;-)

katiek said...

Yeah! Dana has a brother! I've always liked the name Quinn. Even for a girl. And Micah, great name.

Liz said...

I have to agree with Alexander (I would shorten to Xander as a nickname, or just go with Xander to begin with) or Quinn. Damian and I got to use our 2 boy names!

Oh, I just remembered another boy name I like that is kind of unusual (and also a Biblical one), Asa. I've only ever met one boy with that name, and it was back when I was in college at Bama. Apparently it means 'doctor' in Hebrew.

Alastar is the Irish form of Alexander. I think I'm having way too much fun with this!

John and Katie Flanagan said...

oooo.... I'm with Liz. I like Asa!

jen said...

Sooo excited for you guys... another boy! wow - we have no idea what that is like... good luck with the name game - don't worry about what people think - choose what you like!!!

Karen said...

Liz and Katie--I like Asa too, but we have two friends with sons named Asa...

Keri--I love Benjamin and Henry too, but again friends with the same boy names

Two problems plague us when we're naming babies... 1) Most of our friends have a bunch of kids and they always pick great names for them, leaving some slim pickins and 2) For every 10 names I love, there is one that Matt kind of tolerates... sigh

So keep the names coming. The ideas are so helpful.

em said...

i like ezekiel, zeke for short.

also, caleb, or liam (the irish form of william).

we've been playing the same name game this week, but for a puppy name. we're picking up a chocolate lab puppy from some friends in chattanooga next month. we went through the entire alphabet last night at bedtime! :o)

John and Katie Flanagan said...

another Irish name? How about Gareth? Dutch name-- Hugo. It means heart and mind. I also like Asher (from the Hebrew) which means blessed or happy.

Karen said...

I do like Asher, especially after reading MY NAME IS ASHER LEV.

John and Katie Flanagan said...

Me too :-) I guess you know what my vote goes for :-) Does Matt have favorites?

Karen said...

Yeah, but I'm not posting them yet, because he only has a few, as in two and they might end up being THE name if things continue this way. Basically, I would just like him to settle on a name we both like and we'll declare it then. If I say anything about his two names though, they'll probably hit the trash pretty fast.

John and Katie Flanagan said...

Smart, big sis!

lynnp said...

Simeon, Honor, Asher. . . oh, where's my list? It is so very hard to find a great name our friends haven't used. I think Andy's vetoed every boys name I've said this time. Then he comes up with helpful names like Nickel and Four. But the one we think we're going with is one he vetoed for months then, well, just didn't any more.