Monday, September 16, 2013

a tater tot name

We have a name folks! I'm so excited about this. It was a hard one for us. Matt and I both have never actually pictured ourselves having a son. We have a sweet little sister name picked out, but the little brother name was tricky. Nothing really felt "right." We started calling our little spud Cora as soon as we had our 20 week ultrasound. Then we shortly after came up with the middle name elm. We love trees, we had elm trees living all around us at the time. It was just right. Our little girl was going to grow up to be strong and tall like an elm tree.

So... fast forward 18 months, at our last ultrasound when we were shocked to see a tiny boy floating around, we had not a clue. So for weeks we have been tossing around a new boy name everyday, writing them down, and contemplating this huge decision.

I am not one that will just "know" when the babe comes out..."oh he looks like a...." Its not me. Cora didn't look like a cora, she just was. So I needed to have a plan. I got frustrated a few weeks ago and told matt that we were making a decision. I don't even care if its a so-so name, we are choosing one. I need a boy name to make this feel real.

contender first names:

contender middle names:
Robert (huge family name on both sides)
Linden (the tree theme)

I have been admiring the name Henry for some time now... and it just felt the most right of our choices. It's an old soul name just like Cora. Oaks- for the oak tree, I really wanted to keep the tree middle name theme going for the siblings. And now we have it. Henry Oaks.... and his initials will be HOP. Like beer hops. How the heck did that happen?!

Cora and Henry... I love it.
Now we call tater tot  "little oaks"....we are in love. And now he feels more real...our son, henry oaks.


  1. AHHHH! I LOVE it! It's just perfect with Cora :) We have very similar taste in names lady, your list looks very similar to our boy in the possible future list...not to mention the "Cora" and "Norah" lady friends.

    1. Thank you! Oh I keep on checking your blog to see when you're expecting #2.

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    1. oh thank you! boy names are tough!! and you guys had two to choose, what a decision!!

  3. Boys names are tough! But I can't imagine our boys with any other name. I am sure you will feel the same way :)

  4. Awesome name and they go so well together. We are stumped on what we will name our next baby if we have a boy, so I understand. You settled on quite a great one though!

    1. thank you!! Its just so funny that we never even considered having a boy, as if we have any choice in the matter.

  5. I love it! Henry Oaks sounds SO GREAT!


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