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.