and he shall be called…

baby boy name beau hudson

If James could have things his way, Little Bro would also be named James and we’d be living out our days on a houseboat on Lake Allatoona. Luckily, marriage is all about give and take.

A couple weeks ago, James affectionately referred to Baby #2 as Beau one evening (though, knowing James, he actually meant Bo). But regardless, if you know my husband, you know that referring to anyone affectionately is quite a big deal, so the next day I had visions of a little Beau stuck in my head and sent him a text that said:

The name Beau is growing on me, if that’s what you meant when you called Little Bro that last night. If you meant Bo, then forget about it 🙂

As quite typical of my husband, I never got a response to that text, but rather a verbal “Sorry, I was riding my motorcycle delivery Atlanta League posters and got a ton of texts and calls.” Ok ok, Mr. Popular. I digress.

I was toying with different middle names, because it seemed so hard to pair anything with Beau. I had a couple front runners, but they were a little too liberal for James, and he suggested Hudson. Well hmm, I thought to myself, I do really like that.

A couple days later, I was catching up on some random blogs I follow, and one photographer blogger just announced the birth of her son, and his name was Beau Hudson. I was absolutely surprised and took it as a sign, to which James said he doesn’t believe in signs 🙂 At any rate, it just made the name we had already chosen more real to know that a baby boy hundreds of miles away was recently named Beau Hudson.

And what I find so funny is that after James Michael, I declared that I got to name the next baby if he was a boy. And yet, here I am, acquiescing to my husband’s suggestions. Honestly, it’s not that I give in easily, but hearing your strong, mostly unemotional husband utter the name of your baby-to-be makes this pregnant mama somewhat emotional. His tenderness makes a smile creep upon my lips just thinking about it.

And so, that is how Baby #2, also known as Little Bro, came to be named Beau Hudson. The more I think about his name, the more I love it. It’s southern and strong–just how I envision all my boys.

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