Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Naming Brooks

So we didn't name Brooks until he was 2 days old. That is so not me. I am a planner and I am a terrible decision maker so it was stressful for me to not have a name. Plus, I am very picky about names, I like uncommon names and I actually even had a hard time finding names I liked. I gave Casey lots of names and he didn't like any of them-none! Brooks was the only one he didn't flat out say no to and I remember making a note of that after I told him which was probably not long after we found out Brooks was a boy. The name I was really set on was Laith. He hated it! I kept working on him, even some ladies I work with called him Laith:) He was not budging and did not like it at all or anything else I brought up. So I kept telling him that I am not the person that can be in the hospital and not have a name for my baby. He finally gave me 2 names about a month before I delivered-Hendrix and Parker, I didn't hate them, but I wasn't in love with them. I really wanted at least one of us to love the name if we couldn't find one that was both of our favorites. So after I delivered, I was out of options for him so it was up to him to decide. Finally, he brought up Brooks on day 2. Honestly when I mentioned it to him it wasn't my favorite, Laith was. And even in the hospital when he brought it up again, I wasn't sure. But the more I thought about, the more I liked it. And now, I love it, of course:) We have gotten a lot of compliments on it. People have asked where I got it from and the only thing I can remember when I thought of it was one day I was having lunch with my friend Angie (my BFF fellow baby loss mama) and her last name is Brooks and I remember telling her "I do like the name Brooks". So I guess I would have to say that's where Brooks came from:)

He is a perfect little Brooks, too!