Meet Our Newest Addition

• 09 September 2010



































Naming this lad has proven most difficult! Between not knowing the sex of the baby ahead of time and then having baby 2.5 weeks early, we were at quite a standstill for days. Literally. But thanks to all of your suggestions, the wheels started turning and the creative juices began flowing. We dug up family names, regularly consulted our favorite baby name book, and of course frequently checked your comments and suggestions. Many, many thanks dear readers for taking the time to share your thoughts! And yes, we did choose a name within those suggestions. Without further adieu...

Friends, meet Gray Thomas Brubaker.

Gray, meet all the lovely people who graciously contributed to your naming.

Gray = the only name in the universe we could both agree on. I'm not joking. As an added bonus it even has significance in French.

Thomas = a meaningful family name, which is what we like middle names to be. Plus, it sounds great with Gray :)

And now we all have one heckuva list of baby boy names, now don't we? Fabulous. If our family weren't complete, I'd bookmark that post and save it for future reference. What good taste you all have!

57 comments:

  1. Congratulations again! You picked a wonderful, strong name.

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  2. Yay for Gray! So happy you arrived at the 'one and only' name for him. Enjoy your babymoon.

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  3. Congratulations! What a perfect name for a perfect little boy!

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  4. oh, he's beautiful. and what a wonderful name, suits him just perfectly!

    our youngest son's middle name happens to be gray :).

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  5. Congratulations!!! he is SO beautiful! I LOVE, LOVE his name! In fact, I so badly wanted to name our first son, Grey Thomas, but couldn't get my husband to agree...i'm so happy you found the perfect name for your sweet little man!

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  6. Congratulations Steph!!!!! Gray is so beautiful! I love that name. A mother of 4 - wow! A stunning family indeed. Miss you lots! I'm so happy for you!
    :)

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  7. Definitely worth the wait and thoughtful consideration to name him...love it! Congrats!

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  8. He's perfect and so lucky to be in your family.

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  9. I love that name. Good job!!! He is gorgeous.

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  10. Beautiful babe and a fabulous name. Love it! Congrats!

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  11. He is SO perfect! Congratulations on a beautiful baby boy and a very handsome name!

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  12. congratulations!!! such a sweet baby boy. and love his name!! such a lucky boy to have you as a momma!

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  13. Excellent choice! Gray has always been a favorite too.

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  14. Beautiful little boy. His name is wonderful. Congratulations!

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  15. This just makes me want to hold him!! Welcome Gray. We love you.

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  16. He is super adorable! Great name as well!

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  17. Stephanie, he is beautiful! Congratulations and huge hug to you! I wish you a speedy recovery. And his name is wonderful.

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  18. Hooray for Gray!

    Grey is my name of choice too! Unfortunately, it's not my husband's favorite. (He once knew a Gray Wolf, which I agree is tacky-- but our last name is NOT Wolf.)

    I really appreciated the list generated by your request and sent my husband several 'options'. Our boy is due to arrive the week of Christmas. :)

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  19. Congratulations on your beautiful son!
    We have a Gray! (on top of which, you are the only blogger I've ever written to -- I really enjoy your blog --- I wrote about one year ago commenting on your temporary move to France, etc -- I'm American living in Sweden to a French-Swede with in-laws who live in Aix-en-Provence. Thumbs up on your venutre) ... just today, I began but never mailed this name suggestion to you -- and voila! We know what a wonder it is to have a Gray (our 3rd) and know that are well on the way to the same discovery. Congratulations both on him, your family, his name and keeping up a blog!/gvide

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  20. a most excellent name. even one my hubby and i discussed. now if only I could talk him into #3.

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  21. Beautiful name! Do tell, what is the connection in French? I speak a little, but can't figure it out?! :0) Congrats on your beautiful boy!

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  22. What a perfect name! Gray was on my list for my son, but alas, not my husband's. So glad you got to use it! :)

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  23. Beautiful baby and beautiful name. It sounds both "classique" and original. Yay!

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  24. I started to tear up at that picture. He is sooo sweet. Congratulations!!

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  25. An absolute perfect name ~ what a beautiful image of a sweet baby boy!

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  26. Thank you for sharing the news and the name with us! I have been reading your lovely blog for such a time but have always been to shy to say "Hi". BUt seeing the beautiful baby Gray Thomas has prompted me to write and say a BIG congratulations. I wish you much joy in your family...
    love Steph

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  27. Yay! Love it! And I feel like I "won" because I commented on that post that my son's name is Jameson Gray. I am silly. Congratulations again!

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  28. Love the name! He is absolutely beautiful. Congrats again :)

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  29. Thank you for all the sweet comments! We are so thrilled with Gray. Love him to pieces!

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  30. Lovely name and again, congratulations! :)

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  31. Those lips, that smooth skin, Gray Thomas is divine. Congratulations and thank you for sharing this wonderful process with us. Give him a kiss and a snuggle from all.

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  32. Congratulations again! Gray's got a great name!

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  33. Welcome, Gray. He is an angel. Congratulations to your sweet family.

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  34. Beautiful name! My little sis had her second boy in May, and she loved the name Gray, but wasn't sure if she should spell it -ay or -ey, so they chose something else!

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  35. He's GORGEOUS! I love his name too! yay for us and cute new boys! xoxox

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  36. What a wonderful name, congratulations to you and your family!

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  37. Congratulations! he is so beautiful and his name is perfect.

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  38. Grey? I LOVE it!! It's modern and classic at the same time. Really- great job. And could the little man be any cuter? I think not. He's absolutely darling. Great job. :) Try to relax. And enjoy him.

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  39. YEA! Love it! Our son Grey just turned 1 - we love the name!

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  40. what a precious baby! Maybe my Gray and your Gray will be friends when they are older! I'm a fan of the name you choose. Love it! Can't wait to meet him! xo

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  41. I like it. Now watch as he grows into his name. That's the magic, I think.

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  42. Aw... he's beautiful!!!!! Congrats, Stephanie! I love the name.

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  43. Congratulations on your sweet new arrival! In my opinion, there is nothing better than the arrival of a new baby! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  44. Congratulations!! What a sweet, sweet boy!! Kudos on the thoughtful name. My brother has a close friend named Gray, it's one of my favorites.

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  45. Love the name you chose! He is just beautiful. Hope you recover quickly. :)

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  46. Congratulations! I love the name. And what a handsome little guy:).

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  47. He's just gorgeous. Love his name. Perfect for him. Hope you get some rest!

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  48. Aw, that's a wonderful name!Love it! I am so happy for you. He's a looker that kid!

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  49. Congratulations!! Gray is the perfect name! Such a handsome name, for a handsome boy!

    Can you do a call out for girls names too? My husband and I are having THEEE HARDEST time deciding on a girl's name...and your readers have such great taste in boys names, maybe they can help us too! :o)

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  50. He is so so so beautiful. congrats!

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