Sunday, June 13, 2010

We picked a name!!

So choosing a name for your child is a pretty difficult task. I wanted our baby to have a "strong" name but I also wanted it to be very unique. Erik and I both have common names with unique spellings. We decided to go with a unique name and easy spelling. 

For the longest time, I thought I would name my first son "Jackson." I just love the name. And Brooke and I came up with it at tailgate one day. She loved it because it is her last name. So initially I thought we were going to name our little man, Jackson Taylor (Taylor is Erik's middle name and his mother's maiden name.) Well then "Jackson's" started popping up everywhere. I guess a lot of mommy's loved the name too. So we decided against it and wanted to go with something a little less common. 

I searched every website, baby book, and my mom would send me lists of names every morning. Some of my favorites were:
Jackson or Jaxson
Hunter
Jacob
Hudson
Sterling
Hampton

For Girls I love:
Lilliana or Lilly 
Lola
Madelyn (Maddie)
Claire
Abby
Penny

But after much debate... we decided to go with:
Harper!! 
I actually babysat two amazing boys growing up and one was named Harper. I have always loved the name. And I thought Harper Huffman sounded great together. Gotta love the double H! 

For his middle name we are going with:
Michael
Michael is my father's middle name and is also my grandfather and cousins name. 

So Harper Michael Huffman it is! 

It is nice to have his name selected so we can go ahead and start getting baby items personalized. My sister bought us our first personalized baby gift yesterday. She got us this awesome quilt from Pottery Barn Kids and got "Harper" embroidered on it! I can't wait to see it! 

14 comments:

  1. I love unique names and that will be perfect! Obviously my first name is unique too! That quilt is so cute and will look fabulous in the nursery!

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  2. HMH makes an awesome monogram - it's perfectly even on both sides :O)

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  3. Love the name!! I like unique names as well :) And I love that quilt! So cute! Have fun getting the nursery all put together. It feels so great when you know it's ready for your baby!

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  4. "Harper Huffman" is the very combomation!!!

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  5. Very cute! Excited for you!!

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  6. Ah, cute. Very, very cute. Unique, too. :) Love it!

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  7. Beautiful name! I wish you guys all the happiness in the world!

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  8. Beautiful name !!!
    So cute.

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  9. Baby H = Harper Huffman ! so cute and unique

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  10. Such a cute name and I love that quilt! Have fun getting the nursery ready - can't wait to see it!

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  11. That quilt is darling! I think it will look perfect in Harper's room!!!

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  12. Jackson is my #1 name. I am hoping it won't be as popular by the time I have kids ;)

    I love the HMH monogram :)

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