We’re expecting number 9, gender unknown. Middle name will be [name_m]Timothy[/name_m]. Our older kids are P@ul, Cl@re, M@rk, K@th@rine (we use her full name plus nn [name_f]Kat[/name_f], [name_f]Kitty[/name_f], [name_f]Kate[/name_f] at school), J@mes (full name plus nn [name_u]Jay[/name_u]), Andr3w, G@briel (full name plus nn [name_m]Gabe[/name_m]) and [name_m]Thom[/name_m]@s (full name plus nn [name_m]Tommy[/name_m], [name_m]Tom[/name_m], T). It’s been fun and wonderfully convenient for them to each have their own initial, but it’s not a deal breaker. ([name_f]Every[/name_f] name on my girl’s list is a repeat so we’re ready to let it go)
[name_u]Jude[/name_u] and [name_u]Elias[/name_u] seem to be the 2 my husband and I both like the most if he’s a boy. I lean slightly towards [name_u]Jude[/name_u] because my other boys all have [name_u]New[/name_u] Testament names and I would like a 1 syllable name. I also like that [name_u]Jude[/name_u] is an author of a [name_u]New[/name_u] Testament book like [name_m]Paul[/name_m], [name_m]Mark[/name_m], and [name_u]James[/name_u] are.
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] is my dad’s middle name and a family name on that side of the family. [name_f]My[/name_f] dad is over 80 now and he’s been a very involved dad and grandfather its bit sad to consider that this baby might not get to know him as well as the others have. I could see using his middle name as something I’ll appreciate as the years go by. We would likely call him [name_m]Eli[/name_m] nearly all of the time as [name_u]Elias[/name_u] isn’t really my or my husband’s style. I did use my dad’s first name for one of our older boy’s middle names, but it coincidently is my dh and fil’s middle name so the honor is a bit diluted. [name_f]My[/name_f] husband is a bit concerned that there are many boys with the name [name_m]Eli[/name_m] in our area. But there are also many named [name_u]James[/name_u].
I can’t figure out how to post a poll on the new forum.