well, now, only dd and dh and i know this babys name, but it has been in place since sometime late in the first trimester. i really feel that i was told his name, by him or his angels or the creator, or SOMETHING, it just felt different than, 'we chose a name'.
first let me tell you how dd's name came about, forgive me if i have shared this before, i just love the story because i think in a way, many of us HAVE met the babies inside of us before they are born. when i was pregnant with dd, we had a boy name and a girl name very certainly chosen. well, two weeks before my edd, i had this sudden pannicky feeling, the girl name was wrong, and i couldnt live with it. in its place a girl name instantly came to me- not one that had ever been on our list. the second i told dh the name he loved it too. lo and behold, we had a baby girl. and she is exactly her name. i really think that at the moment i changed my mind on the name, it had to be because i got this sudden sense of who she was. maybe that was the moment her spirit descended into the body for the first time? or maybe i was just suddenly more open and able to hear her message, since we had sort of kept our fingers crossed for a boy?
with this baby, his name came to me just as strongly, same feeling as with dd, middle name and everything. i told dh, and good thing he liked it, because there is really no debate to be had, this is the baby's name. no big surprise when the ultrasound revealed boy parts