Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Name Game Continues!

Hubby and I have talked, prayed and talked again about our little guys name.


We love all of your suggestions!
They were so helpful!

At this point our favorites are

Jacob
Connor
Noah
Gabriel 

okay,
 Simon too!?!

(Photo from when he was a little younger)
Toes taste good!

Middle name options are 
Daniel
Peter
Christopher
Francis
Joshua


We are looking forward to officially naming him!!

And then,

getting him home!

Our process is going much slower than usual 
; - (

Partially because we are busy with our kiddos at home.
Also because we got rid of everything from our previous adoptions
because ya'll know

we. were. done.

right…

WRONG!

And because some of the steps are taking a bit longer nowadays…

Trying to be patient.
Trying to realize this is GOD's timeline.
And HIS timing is perfect.
Okay, I'll try that again.
And HIS timing is perfect!!!

Our sweet little boy is from a place where we were able to get some pics of him!
Now, that's a day maker!
Our darling Grace…
is not…

Although we did get a new pic of her!
We will show that later!

Praising and thanking OUR LORD!!

Now
cast 
your
vote!

We gotta name him!





51 comments:

Stephanie M said...

Jean,
I haven't been commenting lately, because we have been a tad crazy busy. ;0) But wanted to say that we think it is SO AMAZING how the Lord is using you! We are so happy for you as you work on your next two adoptions, and we will pray!! Your two new sweet miracles are beautiful!!!
Stephanie

PattiLynn said...

Daniel Scott !

Don't you already have a Jacob?

Paige said...

I vote for Gabriel Francis!! So excited for you all!!!

Anne Krause said...

Noah Daniel!

anyabar1987 said...

I really like Noah Daniel or Connor Francis.

btw there is an Australian TV show from 1999 where the lead character was Noah Daniels. you can find clips on youtube by searching Thunderstone.

mewohlwend said...

I vote for Jacob or Connor. Tough decision! The middle names are all nice. Maybe Jacob Francis or Connor Daniel(?) Can't wait to hear what you decide :)

Zanmei said...

Jacob Daniel

Hannah said...

He looks like a Gabriel!

amulbunny's random thoughts said...

I also vote for Gabriel Francis. 8-)

Sassafras said...

I really like Connor Daniel.
Looking forward!

Laura Jones said...

hi jean,
this is exciting.
I looked at him several times and feel...
Noah Daniel
Then, I got on to comment and noticed someothers thought the same.
Noah Daniel is sweet.

"Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord." Our Noah is such a sweetie. He's a big 6'2" 13 year old, I still call him "Noahy"

anything you choose will be perfect.
love to all!
Laura

Ms. Sigurdson said...

Simon christopher. I know that goes against the trend, but he just looks like a Simon to me.

Diane said...

Gabriel Peter or Gabriel Francis

likeschocolate said...

I know lots have voted for Gabriel, but I think it is too femine and these children need strong names. They have been through so much and research says children with strong solid names do better in the world. I vote for Noah!

Teresa said...

I vote for Noah Christopher.

Sarah said...

Gabriel Francis from your friends on Lookout Mt.

Mary DeGennaro said...

I vote for Gabriel Francis, or Gabriel James.....what happened to James? I think Jim should be honored somewhere in the naming.

Zanmei said...

I agree with "likeschocolate", Gabriel sounds too girly, and would not match his brothers' good solid masculine names. Children from hard places need a strong name.

Julianne said...

Gabriel Peter or Noah Daniel! I agree with whoever said earlier that he just looks like Gabriel!

CariP said...

Gabriel Peter! I like Noah Daniel too!

Eileen said...

I don't think you could go wrong with any of those names. I will say that there are LOTS of Jacobs and Jakes out there. With my kids, they always have to specify which Jacob they're talking about because all of them know several. There are also no shortage of Gabes (none of them go by Gabriel that we know), Noahs, and Connors. Even if they're somewhat common though, I'd say that Connor is the only one that feels slightly "trendy" and isn't as classic as your other son's names. Of those 4, I prefer Noah. It was on our short list of names and I think it strikes a nice balance of not-too-overly used but still not weird or unusual.

Now, on to my favorite.....Simon. I'm clearly biased because I have a Simon. I will say though that I was more nervous about his name than I was with any of our other children's names. I worried that it was too uncommon, too out-there. BUT, people love his name and HE loves his name and it just fits. Because it's a name you don't hear everyday, people remember it. I'm so glad I went out on a little bit of a limb.

My son's met one other young Simon. He was in a swim class and this adorable little blonde boy was also a Simon. The two of them were so cute when they realized they had the same name. "YOU're named SIMON?!" They loved it. Every time they saw each other, they didn't just say hi. They said, "Hi, SIMON!"....and then they'd giggle.

SO, my vote is Simon Christopher.

Eileen said...

Oh, and one other thing. I love that a Simon helped carry the cross of Jesus--a story that for whatever reason I had forgotten.

Jennifer said...

My vote is for Simon - I agree that the others are too popular nowadays. Simon Christopher or Simon Francis roll off the tongue nicely!

LisaP said...

I would go with Peter Gabriel....(sorry, I know I have reversed your list 1 and list 2. LOL.) There are so many good names on your lists, it would be hard to go wrong with any of them.

Debi said...

I agree that there are a lot of Jacob and Jake's out there (because it is a very nice name), and you already used Jacob as a middle name. Gabriel Peter has a nice ring to it, but it reminds me of the singer, Peter Gabriel. Connor (though I love that name) seems too trendy for your use of more traditional boy names. So, I also vote for Noah Daniel. It seems like a strong, yet sweet name. He's such a cutie! Good luck!

Sarah said...

I vote for either Gabriel or Simon.

Sherri said...

Simon Peter

Mindy B. said...

Connor Francis--his name would mean strong willed and free!

Reyes said...

Love Noah Daniel

PB & Ace said...

Hi! It's been fun following your blog so I thought I would get in on the action! I vote for Gabriel Francis or Gabriel Peter. He just looks like a Gabriel! I also love the name Daniel, but I couldn't decide which first name went best with it! He is so cute and any name will be beautiful! So happy for your family!
~Allie
(Sister adopted from China Feb 2014)

Unknown said...

Connor Francis

Grandma Shelley said...

Noah Gabriel....

Jennifer P said...

Ok. I love Jacob and Conner. How about Jacob Conner.....

Sally R said...

Gabriel Francis or Gabriel Peter!!

Jolene said...

Connor Daniel or Connor Joshua

Ainsley* said...

Connor Joshua!

Holly said...

I like them all EXCEPT Francis. I can't imagine any boy I know being happy to tell anyone that his middle name is Francis.

Lynne said...

Positively.....Jacob Christopher. He is such a precious little guy!! :)))

Joy said...

Jacob Daniel. Such a cute little face!

Anette said...

Jacob Connor!

Lisa H. said...

This little guy is ADORABLE! My vote is Simon Christopher. I love the name, I think Simon fits with your other names well, and I love that Christopher means "Christ bearer".....

So happy for him and for you!

From the Erben Gang..... said...

I AGREE WITH THE GABRIEL COMMENTS.
I LIKE SIMON OR CONNOR BUT OF COURSE HE WILL BE EXACTLY WHAT YOU PICK HIS NAME TO BE:-)
HE IS CUTE!

nancy said...

Connor Daniel. All nice names, but that one has a nice, masculine ring to it. Names are always fun...and also tough to choose, since it's something that you take into adulthood.

Kristi said...

I think Jacob should be out, you aready used it as a middle name, and Connor is to trendy and does not go along with your other sons strong Biblical or Traditional (William) names.

I would go with Lisa and do
Peter Gabriel, or
Simon Peter, but also like
Noah Daniel.

Personally I think you need a strong biblical(or old traditional) name, like so many of your other sons and Peter would fit that.

Pam said...

My vote is for Noah Daniel, with Simon Christopher being a 2nd.

Whatever you choose will be perfect!

carrie said...

I like Simon Daniel.He's a real cutie!

Janet and Kevin said...

I vote for Gabriel Peter, too!

Jen said...

Conner Jacob!

Hannah Burton said...

Hi Jean,

I've been following your blog for some time now, and I was wondering if you could do a post on why you have chosen to rename your children upon adoption? I understand it can be a tricky subject, as adoptive parents tend to feel very strongly one way or another, but since you talk about names so openly on you blog, I thought you might be willing to discuss it further?

Blessings to your family!

- Hannah

Emily said...

Gotta ring in because I loves names. My vote would be either Simon Daniel or Noah Daniel. Whatever you choose will be great, though!

Danabeth said...

Gabriel Jacob! He REALLY looks like a Gabe!