Friday, May 23, 2008

What's in a name?

Andy and I have had Andrey's "new name" picked out for quite some time now. We thought long and hard about picking out a name that would honor his past and also link him to both my family and Andy's family. We think we've come up with one that suits him just fine.

Vincent Andrew Barry

We decided to use his current name as his middle name. We'll use the American translation, which is "Andrew". How appropriate that he shares a name with his new daddy!

His first name will be Vincent, after my dad who passed away 7 years ago. I know that somehow my dad knows that his first grandson has been named after him, and he's smiling big time about that! As an added bonus, Vincent was also the name of my mom's oldest brother. He was also very special me. So it's kind of like a "2 for 1" !

His second middle name will be Barry. He was Andy's mom's brother. Barry died when he was a boy. Apparently he was quite a special boy and he was adored by Andy's mom. Maybe one day Vincent will complain about having 2 middle names instead of just one. We'll deal with it when the time comes. If that's his biggest issue, then we're doing just fine!

So until he's home with us, he's still Andrey. Or cutie-pie. Or chubby cheeks. Take your pick.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all three of you! Vincent Andrew Barry is a doll and is very lucky to have such wonderful parents. It won't be long before he is here at home for good. Talk with both of you soon.

PS--Kim, I can't get over how much he looks like you!

Linda H. said...

What a perfect name, guys! Bob remembered you mentioning it before, though. And it's amazing how much he resembles you both. Can't wait to see our new nephew!!!!!

With love,
Linda & Bob

Anonymous said...

Well, good thing Njerkles is already taken!!! (special coded message to Mama2b)

Anonymous said...

Hey you can't name him Njerkles, that's my name!

Love, Njerkles

Anonymous said...

I'm not trying to be rude but by 2 children know their names. Don't you think its a bit harsh to change his name? I really get the last name thing but not the name he goes by. Of course this is just one persons opinion. I'm not trying to be a downer.

Anonymous said...

To the last person--How about the old addage--"If you can't say anything nice..." Children are adaptable and often go by names that are changed to nicknames over time too. They do fine. I give well wishes and complete support to the beautiful name chosen for this special little one to arrive soon and be so surrounded by love.

Just know--many people will give unwelcome opinions through your parenting--but never ever let it take away your joy. Do it your way and don't let any negative people make you ever question yourselves. signed, a good and close friend for life