In three and a half weeks, if nobody decides to make a surprise entrance, we will have a new member in our family, a little boy. In three and a half weeks, I'll have to fill out the information for a birth certificate, which I will then use to procure all of the documents necessary to transport our little boy to Baku. I have all of the necessary information - after all I've done this three times already - except for one thing. A name.
Back, back a long time ago before I was even pregnant with Kathleen, Brandon and I talked about baby names. He asked how I liked the name Edwin, and I said that I liked it just fine. Edwin is the middle name of his maternal grandfather, who Brandon got his first name from. And so we decided to name our first son Edwin.
Then we talked about my Aunt Kathleen, who I've always been close with. As a child, I used to drive my parents crazy be claiming that I'd really been meant to go to her and not the crummy family that I'd been stuck with. Then we decided to name our first daughter Kathleen.
We both liked Sophia, and its meaning, wisdom.
So when Kathleen was announced to be a girl, it didn't take any time to decide on her name. Sophia was named just as easily, and Edwin didn't have a chance to be anything but Edwin.
This baby, however... I suppose that's what happens when you have a larger family. All of the good names get used up early, and then you have to stretch for the next ones [sorry baby, when you're old enough to read this. We love you just as much]. Brandon knew a family whose fifth son was named Quentin. Sometimes creativity fails after awhile.
I've had a name that I've like for quite some time now, but Brandon just isn't sold on it. And every time we try to discuss names, nobody can quite get serious and choices like 'Thor' and 'Ignatius' are thrown around. So baby boy is still referred to as baby boy.
I know we'll have to make some sort of decision soon - as in three and a half weeks soon - but I have no idea what that will turn out to be. I do know, however, that it won't be Ignatius.