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.