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:

Mary said...

Congratulations again! You picked a wonderful, strong name.

Petra said...

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

amyks said...

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

carrie said...

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

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

mrodriguez05 said...

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!

Lisha Johnson said...

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!
:)

megasimple said...

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

kelli said...

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

Amy said...

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

Emily said...

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

Signorina Svizzera said...

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

molly ruth said...

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

Sam and Josh said...

Congrats. He is Adorable.

susan said...

Excellent choice! Gray has always been a favorite too.

Kathy said...

Beautiful little boy. His name is wonderful. Congratulations!

Birdie in DC said...

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

Brittany said...

Gray is gorgeous! Great name!

Joslyn said...

I LOVE it. sweet baby Gray!

Nicole said...

He is super adorable! Great name as well!

Jenn Kirk said...

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

Kara said...

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. :)

willowmom said...

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

KJ said...

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

Bobbi Jo said...

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!

Deborah said...

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! :)

Denise Laborde said...

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

the emily said...

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

Simply Mel said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

leanne1966 said...

love it!!!

Kelly said...

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!

Heather said...

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

Stephanie said...

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

Janelle said...

LOVE his name! Beautiful baby!

Lissette said...

Lovely name and again, congratulations! :)

lynne said...

Perfect name!!

Anonymous said...

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.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations again! Gray's got a great name!

AmberLee said...

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

M and E said...

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!

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

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

Kirsten said...

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

kayce hughes said...

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

Anderson said...

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.

c+j said...

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

a pina colada said...

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

katiecrackernuts said...

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

chelsea said...

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

BrudFam said...

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.

paula said...

Perfect! He and the name.

Melissa said...

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.

Eva / Sycamore Street Press said...

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

Andrea said...

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

jen byard said...

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

kalanicut said...

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

shandam said...

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)

Paula K said...

He is so so so beautiful. congrats!

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