Monday, April 8, 2013

Baby's Name Reveal!

Now that all our family knows what baby's full name is, I figured I would share it with you, my readers. 

If you follow me on twitter, you may already know that we had previously chosen Cooper and Cameron as baby's name.   Cooper was ultimately vetoed after we realized he could be called "Cooper Pooper" by kids at school.  Cameron ended up vetoed because it sounded too much like Carson and would be confusing when calling the pediatrician's office.

You may recall that we are a BIG hockey family.  We LOVE all hockey, but mostly the Chicago Blackhawks. The first night that the NHL started playing after their months long player lockout, Chris came to me with a name suggestion. I was thrilled because it was the first time he really gave much input to baby's name, even if it was 9:00 at night and I was tired!

His suggestion......Jonathan Patrick. This was quickly followed by, "he has to have a Blackhawks outfit for his newborn pictures at the hospital!".  

This is a name I can live with. In fact, I liked the name Jonathan, but didn't think Chris would like it. Patrick also happens to be my dad's name, so I was happy to use it in naming our son.

Really though, what it all comes down to, is my husband's love for the Blackhawks and hockey.  The top players on the Blackhawks team are Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, and Marion Hossa.  So our son will be named after 3 of them! Despite the fact that yes he's named after hockey players, there's still a family name in there too, so it's not all about hockey :P

Since that day in January, I have searched everywhere for a 0-3 month or newborn size Blackhawks onesie or jersey.  I found one at Target, but continued to look elsewhere. Even when we went to Chicago last month, we couldn't find anything! So the Target onesie has been bought (a 3 pack actually) and that will be what he wears home from the hospital.

Here's the onesie he will wear:


So little JP will be making his appearance in just 8 weeks from tomorrow! Can't wait to meet our new little man!


  1. Great name! And I love the story behind it. :-) I can't wait to see pictures of the little guy after he arrives!

    1. Thank you! Can't wait to share him with you all.

  2. Such a great name!! Isn't it so awesome when our hubby's surprise us like that?

    1. It was great that he gave input this time around :)



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