Well we've know we are having a girl and we've had a set girl's name since DS#1
so... yes we have a name. At least a definite first name, we've been going back and forth on the middle name. I'm not worried.
We also have a Jackson.
He's 3 now. Most people call him whatever we call him which is Jack or Jackson. I do like the nickname but that's because that's how I started to think of him while I was pregnant with him. I'm probably the only one to ever call him Jackie but that's usually when I'm snuggling with him (he's my snuggle bug) and I'll call him Jackie-boo. RIght now he prefers to be called "Jack Jack".
But he willingly response to both Jack & Jackson.
Pregnancy #1: We found out the DD was a girl and picked a name that weekend. It is perfectly appropriate for her. She is a Tori through and through.
Pregnancy #2: Nickname was "Peanut" until about 7 months pregnant when I suddenly started thinking of him as "Jack". For a week I called him Jack in my head and then mentioned it to DH and he was like "oooh I really like the name Jack". We decided to go with the formal version of Jackson (family name). I think it was about 2 weeks before he was born that we decided on a middle name.
Pregnancy #3: Nickname was "Radish". DS#2 didn't have a name until he was born and we actually changed from the original name to a different name the next day when we were filling out the birth certificate info and trying to decide on the middle name.
It was never a problem of not liking the names the other person liked... we both liked a list of about 6-8 names and couldn't decide which one to use. We were going to orginally name him Nicholas (not sure if I really wanted the nickname "Nick" though). We didn't have a middle name because DH didn't want to use any of the favorite names off our list because "well what if we want to use those as a first name for later, I don't want to "waste" one as a middle name".
Well we were filling out the paperwork and decided we really need to come up with a name. I pulled out the baby name book and just started reading off names to see if one jumped out at us. I mentioned Adrian and DH was like "that's nice" and then I said "Aidan". We both just looked at each other and said "I really like that one". We decided to go with it as the first name and went with James as the middle name (after his grandfather since Jackson is a family name from my side).
Lately I sometimes wonder if I shouldn't have pushed more for Calvin for Aidan's name though "Fiery One" IS very appropriate for him. He's just starting to get that wonderful mischievous personality that reminds me so much of Calvin/Hobbes which was my original inspiration for the name to start with. He's all spikey blond hair too.
Pregnancy #4: Current.
I've had a very strong feeling that baby is going to be a girl and u/s confirmed it. We really hadn't talked boys names and we've had a favorite girl's name like I said since I was pregnant with Jackson. So we'll be using that as the first name and haven't really decided on a definite middle. We've got 2 names that we've gone back and forth on for the middle but I haven't even looked at the baby name book to see if there is another name out there that we want to throw into the middle name mix.
Here's some of the boys names we always liked:
Lyle (my grandfather's name and my dad's middle name)
and of course Calvin.
Maybe I'll get a Calvin someday... though I seriously doubt we are having a fifth.