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Friday, January 27, 2012

If This Baby is a Boy...

We have a boy name! Well, we've had it for awhile. This is a name we'd decided on when we first starting trying and then we didn't discuss it the whole time we went through fertility treatments and when we found out we were pregnant, we STILL didn't discuss it much.

I didn't want to find out the sex and I didn't want to tell names. DH wanted both. So we compromised and agree to NOT find out the sex but we could tell names. It was kind of a win-win for me because DH had already been telling people our boy name!!! So without further ado...if Baby A is a boy, his name will be Gunnar Jackson.

DH really wanted the name Hunter for a boy but I denied that. 1. Because every other of his friends has a child (both male and female) by the name of Hunter and 2. I thought it was a little too cliche since DH loves to hunt. I absolutely LOVE the name Gunnar because I only know 2 other people by that name (one in college and one my dad's age). I think it's unique but not too crazy and it means "battle warrior." I worried that it might be a bit cliche too with the hunting theme but I got over that quickly. Jackson is both my dad and my grandfather's middle name. I got the middle family name since the baby is taking on his last name.

At Christmas, we told our families our boy name (and this is probably why we're a bit more hesitant on settling on a girls name and telling people; hence the whole reason I didn't want to tell names in the first place!). Here's how everyone reacted:

DH's mom, sis & brother-LOVED IT!

DH's dad-"Well, I guess I'll get used to it."

DH's Grandma-"Well that's a good German name." (It's actually Scandinavian but we didn't correct her.) Five minutes later when the name was mentioned again, "What kind of name is that???"

My dad, sis, niece & grandma-LOVED IT!

My mom-likes Gunnar, hates Jackson (go figure! and is now trying to push a family middle name from her side on the girl name and also argued that it wasn't fair to DH's family)

Some people we've told will say, "Gunther?" which makes me think of the barista from "Friends." But I don't care because that's our boy name and DH and I both absolutely LOVE IT!!! In fact, we call the baby Gunnar more often than not, so should this baby come out a girl, she's not going to be very happy with us!

9 comments:

Josey said...

I LOVE the name Gunnar. My Dad's best friend is named that. :)

People are always going to react weird. Whatever. They'll get over it and love that baby no matter what!

Kristal said...

I like it!! I've never heard the name Gunnar, but it's cute and I love the significance behind the meaning and the middle name.

Angie said...

OMG I love that name! For some reason I totally see you guys with a baby boy, maybe it's because you're so close to H, I don't know. Love, love, love Gunnar!

Angie said...

oh and I agree with Josey - everyone is going to have an opinion, and unfortunately they won't keep it to themselves if it's a bad opinion - hopefully you don't get too many of those people. After all, as long as you guys love it, then who cares!

tybella said...

One of the other blogs I read they named their little boy Gunner.His daddy is a Marine which is one reason they went with it.I think it is such a cute name and will fit your baby so well if it is a boy.

Kathy said...

Kuddos for "Coming out" with the name(s). We gave family the sex but no names, simply to avoid the opinions. I NEVER want to know if someone doesn't like my child's name, and after she was born, nobody would vomit their opinions anyway. :)

JC said...

I love that name, it's perfect!!! We are naming ours Declan =).

Emily said...

Love the name Gunnar! Kinda partial to Scandinavian names being Norwegian.

COME ON BABY said...

Gunnar was on our wish list for awhile. Its a great strong name. Love it. Xoxo