**Since this ended up being so long, I've bolded in case you don't want to read everything**
We found out the baby boy I am now 15 weeks pregnant was diagnosed with Trisomy 18
. Doctors view this to be not compatible with life
. Although there are a handful of babies who will live longer (and the stats may differ by a few percentages), 95% of babies are not born alive, and only 10% of babies make it to their first birthday. We are absolutely devastated and want to come up with a name for him before he passes away, whether that's tomorrow or in a few years.
We definitely want to go biblical with this one, or at least a name with a very strong meaning. My husband's uncle died as an adult, but still too young so to honor him, we are considering the name Michael as a mn.
I love the name my husband suggested for its meaning, but after trying to let it grow on me, it hasn't. He suggested David Michael which together means beloved; close to God. David also works for us because this baby surprised us after the Red Sox won the World Series and David Ortiz is our favorite Red Sox player.
I'd like to use the name Michael as the middle name, but haven't fallen in love with the name David. David always seems like more of a mature name, and likely this baby will always be a baby or child.
Other biblical names I quickly found (we aren't overly religious, but still want to go this route) are Eli, Gabriel, Nathan, and John (which is a family name that we'd use for a MN instead of Michael).
Definitely open to more ideas, sorry this was so long!
*TW* Losses Mentioned
9.6.12 - Crazy J entered the world4.30.14 - Sweet Angel Micah John lost to T18 at 7 months pregnant2.8.16 Miscarriage at 6 weeks
4.30.16 BFP *stick baby stick*