Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hunter Kristian

Since we decided to keep Hunter's name a surprise until he was born I never did write about how we chose the name. I wrote before about how Kristian initially wanted to name Hunter after himself, more specifically he wanted to name him Kristian, he didn't really care if he had the same middle name. You see, the name Kristian has been passed down now through three generations, it's my husbands first name and his father and grandfather's middle name. I was opposed to using it as a first name because I didn't want there to be constant confusion between my husband and son (Kristian also goes by Kris so even if we used the nickname there would still be confusion). Knowing how much it meant to him to have Kristian as a part of his son's name I agreed to use it as a middle name which made him happy.

As for the name Hunter, well it's actually the one name we discussed long before I ever got pregnant. I remember seeing or hearing the name somewhere and thinking to myself  "that would a fitting name if we ever have a son" (for those that don't know my husband LOVES to hunt and fish) but since this was back when the thought of having a child still freaked him out I just kept it to myself. Well literally a few days later Kristian randomly breaks out with "So I heard a really cool name to use if we ever have a son...Hunter". I couldn't believe it.

When I first got pregnant, in the very early days, I did feel like the baby was a boy (though thanks to all the old wives tales and signs I later convinced myself the baby was a girl) and I just automatically envisioned his name being Hunter. Well after we agreed on the middle name we went back and forth over and over again on the first name and the one name we kept coming back to and ultimately could agree on was Hunter. It just seemed to fit.

I'll be honest, Hunter is not my favorite boy name, there are several others that I actually prefer however when I tried to envision this child with any of those names it just felt wrong. He was a Hunter even before he was created.

Fortunately we've gotten a lot of positive feedback on his name from both sides of our families, everyone seems to really love it and think it fits him perfectly and I can't help but agree.

8 comments:

♥ Marcy ♥ said...

I absolutely love his name. Picking a name is by far one of the hardest things you have to do! Perfect fit for you two though! Love love love it! PS you look great momma and he is too stinkin' cute ;)

KLaw said...

its absolutely perfect! and more pictures of that little man please!

Heather said...

I love the name Hunter! It's unique and very fitting for your son. I also think it's great that you decided to carry on the family tradition by making your husband's first name Hunter's middle name. Hope you're having a great day with your little guy!

april said...

I thought it was perfect from the minute I read it. It's a great story. I felt the same way about using Robert as a name and granted middle name privileges. We had a boy name and I was so sure it was a boy up until we saw no penis. Still have a boy's name in my back pocket in case it's ever needed.

Lots of pressure in picking a name, but I love the history of the decision.

Venassa said...

I love the name! It sounds like it was meant to be.
Chloe wasn't my first choice for my daughter's name, but it suits her perfectly and I can't imagine her being any of the other names that I preferred.

K said...

I love the name Hunter! My best friend's son's name is Hunter. We go through the same thing when discussing names. My fiancé is Alex the third, but he doesn't want to continue the name. He said it was too hard to share the name with his dad. Who knows what we will come up with, but it looks like you guys came to a great compromise. And I agree with KLaw.... More pics!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I love it! And especially how you could still use Kristians name while giving the little guy his own unique first name.

AmyJean {Relentless Bride / Fry, The Baby} said...

I absolutely love the name you chose and think that it is perfect! I think that using Kristian as a middle name is very sweet as well. For our boy name (if we had a boy) we were going to name him after Larry's brother who passed when Larry was 12 years old. It's not my most favorite name in the world but the meaning runs so deep and it would mean so much to Larry, I could only agree to his desire. I think you came up with the perfect way to find something original and pass along tradition :)