Hello everyone! I haven't been on the bump much this pregnancy...mostly just lurking, but DH and I are having a tough time deciding on what to "officially" name our baby boy coming in May. Here's where we are:
We're already calling him Jack. It's literally the only name we can both agree on. Our DD is also calling my belly Baby Jack, so we're not willing to deviate from that.
However, my husband wants to "officially" name our son John but use Jack as the nn, which we would use all the time. His reasons are: 1. Family significance (his great grandfather on his Dad's side was John with the same middle initial we are using) 2. He wants both our kids to have the option of using a more formal name or casual nickname as they become professionals. Our daughter's name is Caroline but we call her Callie almost exclusively, so this baby's name would follow suit.
While I'm a big fan of classic names, John is still a little too vanilla, even for me. I'd like to just name him Jack and be done with it, but I think my husband has valid points. Plus there are some strange dynamics within my husband's family (I don't really want to get into it) that lead me to believe that if we open the door for a name other than Jack he will be called his "official" name by that side of the family and I hate that.
What do you think? Could we put John on the birth certificate and never call him that? Not have to have him hear that name on the school attendance list, etc.? Or are there any other names other than John (or Jonathan) that also use Jack as a NN? DH has vetoed Jackson.
Thanks in advance!
TTC Since July 2013
BFP #1 8/8/13, EDD 4/16/14
MMC discovered on 9/18/13 @ 10w, baby measuring 9w. D&C on 9/26/13
BFP #2 12/7/13
, EDD 8/12/13
. It's a girl! Caroline Marie born 8/20/14. 8lbs 11oz, 21 inches and perfect!