Monday, November 16, 2009

38.5 weeks!

Well, I only have 10 days left to my due date!! We are getting really excited. (TMI alert) I went to the doctor this morning and I am 70% effaced and almost dialiated to 3 cm! So I am getting close and defiantly progressing. So I could go into Labor today or it could be another week. This news has made me feel like it's going to be soon, but it could be bad if baby boy does want to wait another week.

We still haven't picked a name, so it would be nice to decide before I go into labor. I have posted a poll on the right side of this page, please vote your favorite names, and please leave a comment letting me know why you chose a name or your top couple favorites. Please don't forget to say ____ (name) Johnson so you can hear how they go together. Here are some of the reasons we do or don't love a particular name:

Oliver: We really like this and it is probably in our top two. One drawback is that when I say Jonah and Oliver together they kind of get mushed up together and it's a little difficult to spit it out.

Jeremiah: Jerry always has loved this name and when he was younger he always wanted his mom to change his name from Jerry to Jeremiah. Jeremiah Johnson is an old movie starring Robert Redford about a mountain man, of course Jerry has always wanted to be a mountain man :) However, I think that having Jerry, Jonah, and Jeremiah in the house might be a little confusing and they all might be too similar.

Jack: Jack is my grandpa's name and he is so near and dear to my heart. He always wanted someone to name a boy after him and no one has yet. But, it's another "J" name, it's crazy popular right now (I already have two friends with son's named Jackson), and then there is our last name-Johnson. Jack Johnson is a famous singer. About half of people I talk to about this even know who Jack Johnson is, but still. I went to school with a boy named Michael Jackson. I'm sure his parents never thought that naming their son Michael Jackson would be a big deal, but that was before Michael Jackson turned creepy. The boy in my school was certainly made fun of.

Luke: We just like it. It's growing on me more every day.

Caleb: We just like it. I was already thinking of it and my mother-in-law suggested it.

Alan: This is Jerry's middle name, and will probably be baby's middle name if it doesn't end up being his first name.

Desmond: We just like it. OK, it doesn't hurt that the Australian hottie from LOST is named Desmond;)


Chris said...

I picked Luke. I liked your other names before it, but I thought the downsides you listed were very apt. Luke Alan Johnson just sounds nice. Also, it is another biblical name, but doesn't sound over the top.

Good luck deciding! You did well with Jonah!

Lance and Selena Thayne said...

I voted Desmond. I like the sound of it coming out of my sounds like a sophisticated name with originality...and you could call him DJ-his initials-for short if you wanted to. GOOD LUCK...HOPE ALL GOES WELL :) WE <3 YOU!

Chris said...

Sorry, that was Anna not Chris. I just didn't log out of his account.

Maynard said...

I thought we decided Bradley would be one of the choices this time around? I'm going to call him Bradley regardless.

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Jessica said...

My vote is Oliver. Your drawback is valid, but you can just say Oliver and Jonah and it doesn't sounds as "runny". Also, Oliver Alan Johnson sounds so cute! Just do it, okay? Then you can call him Ollie. Or not.

Bridget said...

I vote for Luke, Caleb, or Alan. I like all of them. As a stand-alone name, I actually like Desmond best but I don't think the rhythm is right with DESmond JOHNson. I don't know. Maybe it's just me.

Good luck!!

Missy said...

Desmond!!!! I love him on LOST as well, and that is why I love his name.
I do like Jack though too - it's super cute and by the time Little Johnson grows up, singer Jack Johnson may be just a thing of the past.
I LOVE the name Oliver and I think it wouldn't be too bad with the Jonah because face it - I call my boys by the wrong name half the time now. It could be easier on you if you combine the two so at least you'll get part of it right.
I haven't been helpful at all. But I love the names you've chosen and you have my top three now.
Good luck!!!!! I'm so excited for you and you are in our prayers.

Matilda said...

Jeremiah, because Jerry has liked it forever.

Jack, because of your grandfather.

I like names that have a significance.

This is how I'd do it, though:

Alan Jeremiah Johnson--it flows better than Jeremiah Alan Johnson--and call him Jeremiah or AJ.

Jack Alan Johnson.

Laura said...

I like all of the names that you have picked out. I have to agree with Anna though. Luke Alan does sound nice together. Good luck with picking a name and your very soon upcoming delivery of your little guy. I can't wait to see pictures of him.