January 4, 2009

Charles Jacob

We've given our Bunlet an uber-traditional name.

We decided back during the summer (when my uncle Charles was really sick) that if we ever had a boy, we'd name him Charles after him. My uncle Charles has been a very positive force in my life, and there really is no better way to honor him. We were pretty set on Tate as a middle name, but once we found out for sure that Bunlet was a boy, Tate didn't feel right anymore. On the plane ride to Texas, it hit me. I woke Roy up and said, "Charles Jacob!"

Jacob is Roy's brother's name, and they have always had a good relationship. We finally told Jake the news tonight, and here was his reaction:



We feel happy knowing that our Bunlet's got a good name with which to enter into the world. It'll serve him well on the playground and on resumes. It's not hard to pronounce or spell, so he won't have to be self-conscious about that. Plus, he's named after two awesome guys.

So, it's all settled. Our baby boy is named Charles Jacob.

But actually, we're planning on calling him



My nephew Merlin drew this picture for us:



We're all excited, obviously. This is all still so surreal...but so incredible.

15 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

I like this name very much. I also like the initials -- I knew a CJ in high school, and he was very very cool. :)

dapotato said...

very nice!

Nanette said...

Love it!!!

Erika said...

LOVE THE NAME!!

Brenda said...

What a wonderful solid name! I love that you guys are naming him after some important people in both of your lives. GREAT choice!

Angie Eats Peace said...

<3

inflammatory writ said...

This is hysterical. My friend Ben has a crush on a boy named Charlie and I was like "I would totally name my kid Charlie - it's a perfect boy name". Great minds!

Congrats on naming your baby. :)

Amy said...

Very nice name!

amber said...

two big thumbs up on the name. and i didn't even think about the initials thing until weemo mentioned it. CJ is a great nickname, too. :)

sherthebear said...

What a great name!! We are having such difficulties with name. It will help when we know the gender.

mj said...

Great name! And while I'm a bit belated on this, congrats on the baby boy!

Claire said...

Great name! I like traditional...and Charlie is going to be a cool kid, I can already tell.

Bex said...

Wonderful name :)

phairhead said...

Plus you can sing him the "Cheer up, Charlie" song from Willy Wonka (original version)

Myra said...

I love the name, fwend! Both long and abbreviated versions!