Happy Father’s Day!

I hope that all of the Daddies out there had a very good day!

It was a good one around here for hubby. We showered him with love and thrifty homemade gifts. He oohed and aahed and made a big deal over each one. Then, he got to the gift I posted a picture of below. He sat and read it, and the next thing I knew, he was in tears. He loved it so much. He didn’t even remember that I had used the same poem almost 5 years ago before Zander was born. He absolutely loved it, though, and I’m so glad it meant so much to him.

He begged me to allow him to show it off at church – which meant that anyone who saw it would know the baby’s name. I told him that I didn’t care if he showed anyone, but I now retain the right to slug anyone who makes a negative comment about the baby-to-be’s name. Lucikly, no one at church gave us a hard time about the name, but they were all very kind. 🙂

So, I suppose that means I can share the baby’s name with each of you, and the reason behind the name. I warn you, though, any negative comments will be deleted. This is OUR child. If you are in your child bearing years, you have the right to name your child anything you want, just as I do. And, if you are beyond your child bearing years, well, you’ve named your children. This is NOT your child, so keep your opinions to yourself.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get on with revealing the name.

“Baby Boo’s” name will be…….. Parker Jacob.

The boys have begged for months to name the baby Parker. They adore Peter Parker and Spiderman, and the idea of having a brother named Parker is so cool to them. And, the fact that Lucy is just as obsessed with Spiderman, well, it just seems perfect. (It wasn’t my first choice, as I was pulling for Sawyer, but I absolutely love the name now, and am glad we decided to make it for keeps.)

Jacob is after a young man in our church. This young man (who recently turned 17) has come to mean so much to Gene, myself, and the kids. He is respectable, loves his Daddy and Momma, loves his church family, and most of all, loves his God. If there were any person in the church that we would want Parker… as well as our other kids… to look up to, it would be Jacob. We are blessed to know him, and are thankful that he has been brought into our lives.

So, there you have it. You now know the baby’s name. Feel better knowing you don’t have to wait another 20 weeks or so? 😉

Again, I hope all of the Daddies had a wonderful Father’s Day, and you are all feeling as happy as we are tonight.

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    Danielle says:

    It’s a beautiful name. I am glad you shared. I understand about negative comments. I got them about… well about everything except the name. With your line of thinking, I should have probably not told anyone I was pregnant at all.

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    Jonny's Mommy says:

    Why would we make fun of that name? It is beautiful. There is a little boy at my church named Parker. He is a cutie.

    Love the reason for Jacob too. very sweet. And awesome to remind the other Jacob that someone is looking up to him! 🙂

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    Angie Vinez says:

    Yeah, I had Gene (hubby) pull Jacob aside at church and explain why we decided on Jacob as the baby’s middle name. Jacob was so touched, he wa about in tears, and told Gene that he’ll do his best to always be a good example to our kids. Such a sweet boy.

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    Teresa KK says:

    ParkerJacob is a very stately name. I like it a lot!

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    Lori- Jewllori says:

    What a cute blog! I love it.

    Great name too for your little boy! Adding your blog to my list!

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