Seeing as little Lucas just arrived, and I shared with you all the struggle I had coming up with a name for him, I thought it was the perfect time to use one of Mama Kat’s prompts and link up with her Writer’s Workshop.
Let me start with Buddy, who officially is Jack Thomas.
I’ve shared before that I have a “rule” where I have to have two names to work with so that I can then choose between them once I see the baby. After considering many different names for Buddy, including Cole and Kaden, we decided on Jack or Nicholas. Jack being my favorite name, and Nicholas being Jdaddy’s favorite. In the end, after a 45 hour labor that ended in a c-section, Jdaddy gave in and proclaimed his name as Jack as soon as he brought him to see me. Buddy got his middle name from my dad, Thomas. My oldest brother has the middle name Thomas. His only son has the middle name Thomas, and my youngest brother’s son also has the middle name of Thomas. In my family, the oldest boy in each family has the middle name Thomas. I guess it’s a tradition now. A quick funny story…I was pregnant with Buddy just as the Friends sitcom was ending. If you remember back to the end of that show, Monica was pregnant and had twins. I was sitting on the couch watching the episode where she delivered twins, to the surprise of everyone. Before they even announced it, I said to Jdaddy, “They better NOT name that baby boy Jack because that will make that name insanely popular and I will be so pissed.” Of course, they named the baby Jack and I’m pretty sure all of my neighbors heard me yell “NOOOOOO!!!!” as soon as it was announced. Obviously, in the end, that didn’t deter me.
Buster is officially Nicholas Drew. We had a really hard time coming up with a second name in case he didn’t look like Nicholas. In the end, we decided that we would think of something if he didn’t look like a Nick. It’s a really good thing that he did! He gets his middle name from Jdaddy. Drew is also Jdaddy’s middle name, and we thought it went well with Nicholas.
Now for Lucas (who still needs a nickname…someone suggested Bubba, but if you saw how little he was, you’d know that it doesn’t really fit him). After a lot of contemplation and stress, we decided that he would either be Lucas or Joshua. Lucas was Jdaddy’s favorite and Joshua was mine. I wasn’t sold on Lucas at all, and to be quite honest, after 3 weeks, the name still doesn’t come easily to me (as in, sometimes I have to stop and think about his name), but I know it will grow on me and eventually I won’t be able to imagine him with any other name. So many people loved the name Lucas, including Jdaddy, that it seemed wrong to give him any other name. Lucas’ middle name is William, which is another family name. William was the name of my Mother-in-law’s dad. I actually really like William (Will) as a first name, but there are a ton of variations of William in MIL’s family, so we decided to use it as a middle name rather than a first name.
All of my boys have original first names, but we wanted their names to have some meaning, hence the family middle names.
So now, given all that, I need some nickname suggestions for Luke…or is it now time to drop the blog nicknames and just go by their given names??
This post linked with Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.