Monday, October 20, 2008
The most watched movie in our house right now is the Veggie Tales "Ballad of Little Joe." Created by Dave's cousin Phil, it's a super cute version of the Old Testament story of Joseph, the youngest son of Jacob sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Emily walks around singing the tunes and asking to watch it all day long (of course I don't let her). We thought since Emily is always pretending to be Little Joe, telling us to call her Little Joe and running around the house looking for her brothers and asking us if we are her brothers...that it would be fun to name New Baby "Joe" so the girls can call him Little Joe. I asked Emily what she thought of that and she said "that's funny" the way only she can. Joey could come from either Joseph or Jonah.
Now, Dave doesn't really think we should name our son after a movie character that a 3 year old just happens to be enamored with and he's probably right, but I do actually like the names Jonah and Joseph. We have few other leads at this point. I keep saying "sure that one's ok, if I was naming my 4th boy and had already used the perfect name."
So, here is where you come in. I would love for you to leave name suggestions (as many as you like) here for us to consider. So just leave a comment with the boy name(s) you think we should use and if we decide on yours I'll send you a brand new "Little Joe" DVD. If more than one person leaves the same name, then I'll have Emily draw from those names out of a hat (she can't read yet so it will be fare...hehe). Middle names would be great too, but not necessary for the contest. I'll just draw from the first-name that's chosen. Please leave your comments by this Sunday night and I'll reveal the winner as soon as we agree on the name. Don't worry it will be in the next week or two, we won't be going in to the hospital empty-handed. :)
Tips: We chose Emily and Allison becasue I felt they were timeless names and easy to spell and had cute nicknames. We are looking for a boy name that compliments theirs. We aren't looking for trendy (no Connor, Hunter, Tanner etc...), we prefer names that you would find in almost every generation, if that makes sense. A Biblical name would be a plus too, but not necessary. We would prefer to use a middle name of either David or Scott and the last name is Eagen. I also try to think "does it sound good on a little boy, on a high schooler, a Dad and a Grandpa? And a new question I've been asking lately is "would that be a name his wife would like to call him?"
Because we just can't decide, and our #1 name is no longer an option (Andy/Andrew), I'm actually hoping that New Baby is a girl. That one we have down pat! Abigail Anne Eagen. We love the name and I think it's fun to say Emmy, Allie, Abby. By the way, should I be spelling Allie, A-L-L-Y, just becasue the others end in "y"? Hmmm...Would love your input on that one too.
Here's a list of options we've been thinking of, but please feel free to suggest any others you like. I've looked at tons of Baby name lists but just get overwhelmed by them. With only 3-1/2 weeks to go, I am really stressing out about this. It's driving me nuts now that we chose not to find out Baby's gender this time. What were we thinking???
The letter "J" here is purely coincidence.
Jack (after my Grandpa)
Joseph (my half-Brother has a half-sister also married to a Dave and with children named Emily and Joseph, and 2 of her 3 kids are twins. I guess it would make it easy to remember!)