I knew we both wanted something timeless. It also had to be a name that wasn't trendy (it just isn't my taste). Also as a teacher I wanted a name that I didn't associate with any other student (especially any negative ones). If you are a teacher then you know who I'm talking about.
My Mom has always expressed her love of the name Jack. My sister had a boy 18 months before me and his name is Bennett. My Mom really pushed for Jack but their friends had just had a Jax. We really gave Jack some thought. It did fit all of our requirements. Plus paired with my husband's middle name Henry, it just fit. Jack Henry.
It was strong, timeless, and I didn't have any association with a Jack. . I practiced saying it and writing it (am I the only mom who did this?) . It felt good. A name had finally been decided and it was time to start monogramming!
Jack Henry is now 28 months and I'm still happy with his name. He is called Jack, Jack Henry, and Jack Jack. Jack for just normal speaking. Jack Henry for when he is in trouble, and Jack Jack for when we are being playful. It fits him.
I'm going to be an aunt (or what my nephew calls me -LaLa) again! The conversations are back to pregnancy and baby names in our family again. I love it!
My little Jack Jack
How did you choose your baby's name or what baby names do you love?