3. What is his name?
With this pregnancy we had a girl name all set and ready to go. In my mind, I knew we were having a boy, but I just never thought to come up with a name. From the day we saw that he was a boy, we have been back and forth about his name. Trustme; there have been no shortage of friends and family giving their opinion. I have gotten many text messages with just a name. I knew exactly what they were doing; I would look at it, write it down and go about my business. Then the time came where Tim and I decided we needed to pick a name or we were going to be winging it at the hospital!
A few weeks ago, my parents gave us a date night and we decided this was the perfect opportunity to sit down and decide on this little boy’s name. We had narrowed it down to two names, and went back and forth the entire dinner on which one we should use. We finally came to a decision. His name will be:
Hayden Timothy Smith
Hayden has been a name we have loved for a while. When I was pregnant with Landry, it was one of our boy names for her. It has always been on our list, and we kept coming back to it. We decided that would be a good fit for him. Then I had a dream that Saturday night, and I called out that name in my dream, and I woke up knowing that God had placed it on my heart for a reason. So, Hayden it is!
Timothy is obviously after Tim. We thought we might just go with a middle name that had no meaning to us and no family names, like we did with Landry. But, this is Tim’s only son, and I know he would really love to have him have part of his name. I love the way it sounds with Hayden, and feel like it will be agood name for him to follow. Tim is one of the smartest, best people I know. If Hayden is half the man he is, he will be good.
So, now our baby has a name and it feels so great! I’m so excited to call him by his name and to know that yes, it did take us a long time to make a decision, but that we love him more than anything!
Oh, and his big sister loves the name too! She kept saying Hayden was her favorite. So, I like to think she had a hand in it too!