Sunday, October 16, 2011

golden slumbers

Back in April I blogged about names and all the silly requirements I felt like we needed to follow in picking out a name for this baby. Oliver was Quinn's pick and he's been insistent on it ever since we found out we were having a boy. We've liked the name Oliver for a while now (it was nearly Max's name), so we decided to go with it. We hadn't decided for sure until it came time to fill out the birth certificate, but we figured, if Quinn was so certain, then that must be his name. Plus it was hard not to name him that after the boys came to meet him in the hospital and Quinn walked in and said, "Awwww!! He's sooo small!! He's soooo cute!!! His name is Oliver!!"



And since the boy needed a song, we went with Golden for the middle name (awesome song here - a regular in my song rotation for the boys before bed). We'd heard it before as a name and always thought it was sweet. We considered it for a boy or a girl, but I felt like naming a girl Golden would be almost like naming her Glitter or Fancy or something unfortunate like that...



We go back and forth between referring to him as Oliver, Ollie, Ollie G and Golden. I always try to be careful about thinking through names and trying out all possible nicknames. Because you know kids are going to come up with something to call them other than their name. My sister had a friend that felt it was wrong for our brother to go through his life with the initials B.S., so he started calling him "Bird Seed". We shortened it after a while and just referred to him as "Bird". It stuck for years. Nicknames are important. For this reason I wish we had talked about our name list with some of Zach's seminary students so that they could have given us a heads up on possible nicknames. And then maybe we would have at least considered whether we wanted to give our son a name that so much resembled the name of a rather popular italian resturant. Oh well. He is a rather tasty little breadstick.





Hope you don't mind an overload of baby pictures and gushing about our new little nugget. Because he's rather wonderful and we're all a little in love with him.

7 comments:

Brian said...

He's perfect and his name is perfect. "Golden Slumbers" just happens to be my favorite Beatles song (though occasionally it's part of a three-way tie with "Something" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"). I can't wait to meet him.

Kristine Pratt said...

LOVE all the pictures, they better keep coming. He looks so cute and comfy in his little outfits!!! Can't wait to meet him someday :)

robin said...

I am a little behind in reader so I am just now catching up... Congratulations! He is SO adorable and I am a little partial to the name Oliver... You did well! And I love golden. And please, share lots and lots of baby pictures!

Angela said...

Oh, I love yawning babies! He really is so precious. I say that to everyone, but this is one of the times that I really feel it in my heart. I like your kids.

Hmm, nicknames. Ollie Gollie? Too long. Just "Gold," perhaps? I like Ollie G. Ooh, just "G" might be sticky.

I want to hear about the birth!!!

Taylor said...

I wish I was the firt to congratulate you and tend to your youngins while you were going into labor in the wee hours of the morning again. Well it's awesome to see how my favorite family is being blessed...yet again! Oh by the way, this is Elder Shepherd. My mission president says that family and friend blogs are okay so I am definitely taking advantage of this! I miss you all and wish you the best!

-Bro. Shep

Tiffany said...

so stinkin adorable...and so sigglet. gosh, i sure hope i get to meet your little boys one day, i'm pretty sure our kiddos could be best buds.

Jenn-Lee at Moments said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE those pics of him. He is so cute! I am getting so excited for a boy these days. Wasn't so sure about it at first. Congrats again Katie. He is just perfect. Great photos too. :)