Hey Girls! I'm having a super girly moment today. Doesn't discussing baby names sound like fun? I mean no matter what your age it's fun to play the "what would you name your baby" game. I think I'm going to split the post up into two. Today we're talking BOY baby names. Next week we'll chat all about the GIRLS. From the day Tab and I were married I absolutely LOVED playing the "let's name our baby" game. Tab...not so much. He would suggest things like Ernest or Pee Wee.
I must be clear. I am NOT pregnant. I just think it's fun to play this game! Hopefully we'll come up with some goodies and someone out there will find the perfect name for their little man.
I think I should share with you how we came up with our boys' names. First up...is Nixon. (Random, but you guys know Nix has always had a thing for dogs. Check out this hat I had him wearing when he was days old! Maybe that's why? hahaha!)
On the rare occasion I got Tab to discuss names (in a serious way) he'd always mention his friend, Todd. When Tab was in elementary school one of his very best friends was killed in a tragic farm accident. Tab had always wanted to use part of his name in his son's name. His friend's name was Todd Nix. I was a HUGE fan of the Nix. We just thought it was maybe a little short for a first name. We both loved the idea of using "Nix" so "Nixon" was born.
Nixon's middle name is Talbot which is also Tab's middle name. (Long story...but Tab's real full name is John Talbot and his parent's always called him, "Tab".) A very southern thing to do is use a family name. I wasn't super on board with the family name thing, but I've always liked "Talbot". We quickly agreed on "Nixon Talbot".
The second time around was a little harder. Tab really wanted a "Texasy" (I'm making that a word) name...like Beau, Barrett, or Walker. I like all of them, but I just didn't feel like it was the one. He had a hard time looking past Beau. He kept going back. This is where a friend came in...thankfully! Shay is all about baby names. I'll never forget it. I was five months pregnant with Bowen and away at "camp" with a bunch of other preschool teachers at a retreat. We had some down time. Shay called and told me that she'd just heard a name Tab and I might both agree on. "Bowen". I heard it and just knew! It was the one! I think I did some squealing and other ladies looked at me like I was crazy. haha! I immediately called Tab who was a fan and baby had a name! Just like that!
His middle name is a family name on my side of the family. "Hency" is my mother's maiden name. My grandparents had three girls, so I thought it'd be great to pass down their name. Tab with his love of family names quickly agreed. "Bowen Hency" it was!
I must say that I tend to think a little more "out there" when it comes to names. But...today I'm highlighting some of my very favorites! I found this information online. Want to take a guess at the most popular boy baby names in 2014?
Most Popular Boy Names in 2014:
When I was working on this post, I asked the kiddos if they have a baby when they grow up what they want to name their son...
Ebby Lee would choose to name her son, Jake.
Nixon would name his son, Michael Butler. We have some friends with the last name, Butler. Nixon is in a stage (I hope it's only a stage!!) where he knows he should not say, "butt". It just doesn't sound good when you're four. Anyway, he'll say, "BUTTler". So that he can kind of say a naughty word, but he doesn't get in trouble. I'm pretty positive that's why he chose, "Michael Butler". That kid!
I kept a running list of boy names I liked when I was pregnant with Bowen. Here are some of my faves...
Teague-this is my number one FAVORITE!!
Brick-I REALLY wanted this one when I was pregnant with Bowen. Not one single person agreed with me...friends or family...hahahaha!
I couldn't narrow it down to only three. I wanted to include all my faves. Okay, now it's your turn. Please play the game with us today!! Just a leave a comment telling me your favorite boy name. If you had a baby boy today (I know. I know. Just play along!) what would you name him??
I can't wait to read all your names!! Thanks in advance for participating! This is gonna be fun!