I said to Paige that it can be a little frustrating to people that we haven’t given our son a name even though we knew he’d need one for the last 9 months.
We had worked with some ideas the last couple of months, but just to be sure we read through my Mom’s book of 6,500 names just to be sure. Sometimes it isn’t easy to agree.
We were sure about his middle name, though. I’ve always thought of Paige’s grandfather, Darrell, as our great benefactor. I felt strongly about giving the new baby boy his great-grandfather’s name for his middle name.
We ultimately went with a first name that we have liked for a while.
His name is Parker.
Parker Darrell Ferkin.
Along the way we had some good laughs. You can come up with some pretty good combinations when you are reading though a book with so many names.
Here are some that we got a chuckle out of:
Tucker Ferkin (do NOT say this out loud fast five times)
Hussein Darrell Ferkin–we figured this would make it tough on Grandpa–his own name mixed with a certain president he didn’t vote for (to say the least).
In any event, the kid is named.