What’s the baby’s name?

Jan 8th 2010 2:23 PM CMT BGKY

Turns out the deliv­er­ing the baby wasn’t the hard part (for me), but fig­ur­ing out what to name him is.

It has to be able to stand up and hold it’s own against “Macon­nell Enrique” and “Scar­lett Lil­iana.”

Ini­tial­ly, “Gas­pa­cho” seemed to be a strong con­tender until we real­ized it’s too close to “gazpacho… the cold Span­ish toma­to-based raw veg­etable soup, orig­i­nat­ing in the south­ern region of Andalu­sia.” Unfor­tu­nate­ly, this name took root in our rel­a­tives in the South and so my dad is now doing dam­age con­trol, explain­ing to every­one that we in fact have not named our son after cold soup.

If it were a girl, we were going to go with “Sophia Clara” This was after Jenn’s Grand­ma and after Sophia Cop­po­la; I’m a big fan of her work espe­cial­ly Marie Antoinette So we com­bined a bit of La bohème class with some fam­i­ly tra­di­tion and got a pret­ty good one, I think.

But this boy, this boy’s name is tougher and appar­ent­ly we have to get it named before we leave the hos­pi­tal in a few days.

Elizan­dro” from my Mom’s side (her dad), or “Juan” — my oth­er grandpa’s names. But they just don’t quite flow like the oth­er names. We are inves­ti­gat­ing fam­i­ly lin­eage and prob­a­bly will have to con­sult genealog­i­cal mono­graphs

Any sug­ges­tions and or tips are appre­ci­at­ed.

making things ready

Jan. 7th 2010 8:39pm BGKY CMT:

We are mak­ing last minute prepa­ra­tions. Dust­ing the room. Get­ting the oth­er kids stocked up on food and can­dy. Prepar­ing the cam­eras and video­cams. Mak­ing sure the bat­ter­ies are charged and the files have been uploaded and ramDisks cleared. Rip­ping up the porch deck to res­cue Emma, the grandparent’s dog who came along for the ride and who man­aged to wedge her­self under the deck in evening, the snow slow­ly build­ing up and about to entomb her.

Some­how this time around, we haven’t had enough time to make prepa­ra­tions. Seems like we only start­ed today and the big event is tomor­row.

We had out at 5am tomor­row morn­ing for an appoint­ment at 7.