What we are naming Baby Havins

Amy Havins shares the name of their first baby.Amy Havins shares the name of their first baby.Amy Havins shares the name of their first baby.Amy Havins shares the name of their first baby.Amy Havins shares the name of their first baby.Amy Havins shares the name of their first baby.Amy Havins shares the name of their first baby.Amy Havins shares the name of their first baby.Amy Havins shares the name of their first baby.top // jeans // coffee mug // book

Oh my goodness gracious I cannot tell you how excited I am as I am writing this post. I have been wanting to share his name since we decided on it in February! I am sure you have already figured out his name by the pictures above but if you have not, we are naming our first baby Ralph Bonham Havins.

Since Wade and I got married (almost 6 years ago), we have always had a long list of baby names. I mean who doesn’t have at least a few names in the back of their mind? This list consisted of names that we both liked and didn’t like. After we found out I was pregnant last fall, we got a bit more serious about our list. The list of girl names consisted of about 11 names and the boy list was just made up of about three names. Every so often we would edit the list and occasionally add to it. Sometime in December, Wade randomly said “what about Ralph?”. Not thinking too much into it, I said sounds great and added it. After a couple of weeks the name really started to grow on me but I was CONVINCED we were having a girl, so I was more focused on narrowing down the girl name column until one night I had a dream we were having a boy. I told Wade about my dream and his response was that was FOR SURE a dream but I was convinced we were having a boy.

Funny enough, a week later we got a call from doctor letting us know that we in fact were having a boy!!! We were both in shock. SO excited but just stunned because we thought there was no way (we both have SO many girls in our families). After we found out it was a boy; we both immediately agreed that Ralph just seemed ‘right’ and that it was totally an ‘Amy & Wade’ name. We had always wanted to name our baby an ‘old’ name that was not as common but also traditional. Our formula for naming ’round one’ was the first name would be a name WE both loved, and the middle name would be a name that came from my side of the family. For our second (if we are so lucky), we plan to do the same thing, except the middle name would come from Wade’s side of the family.

For Ralph’s middle name we had a list of a few family names from my side but Bonham was always the favorite. Bonham is my grandmothers maiden name (now her middle) and also one of my triplet cousins middle names. Also, if you know me or you know my grandmother (Annie); you know that I love her more than anything, so to be able to name our first baby and her first great-grandchild after her seems like the perfect fit.

Ralph Bonham Havins…has a nice ring to it doesn’t it? We are both just obsessed and are literally counting down the weeks until we get to meet our sweet little baby boy!

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16 Responses to What we are naming Baby Havins

  1. Tracy says:

    Love it!

  2. Maggie says:

    Congrats!! That is such a cute name!! I also love old traditional names!

  3. Claire Verville says:

    Love it!! Totally into the older name thing. We just had a baby girl and named her Margo after my grandmother. Congrats! I have loved following along with your pregnancy.

  4. Jamie Caravella says:

    That sounds so unique and actually royal!:))) congrats! Super happy for you guys

  5. Linda & Jim Clark says:

    You know we love the name……I am so very happy for you & Wade!!!

  6. Marissa says:

    Such a cute name!

  7. Nancy Ruffin says:

    Love love love!!! That kid is going to be succesful for sure with a name like that. Gah picking out our daughters name I had already done by the time I was 12. Also a family name. BUT my hubby was not totally on board until we found out the sex of our daughter. Then for some reason it clicked. So happy for you guys! You deserve so much joy and love! Xoxox

  8. Love it! Big things await RBH

  9. Lanie says:

    I’ve been waiting patently for you to reveal his name!! I was convenced that it was going to be Wells but Ralph is equally as precious. And the middle name is perfect! Good job you two – he will be just as dapper and handsome as his name. 🙂

  10. Elizabeth says:

    I have been waiting for you to reveal… and love his name! It fits perfectly. Now I can’t wait for the nursery reveal because I can’t get enough of the wallpaper! Don’t let others bring you down – enjoy your weekend!
    Xo, Elizabeth

  11. aw congratulations! I also love traditional names!

    xo, Laura

  12. Kali says:

    I love family names, and I just happen to have the same story! We named our son Branson – after my grandmother’s maiden name, as well.

  13. Winniw says:

    What a lovely name, it sounds great! Please share more of the baby products you pick with us. It is so fun to be part of your journey. Which crib is that in the background? Is it a Davinci Jenny Lind Crib?

  14. Carolyn says:

    Ralph was my Grandfathers name and consequently, my brothers name. It’s a great name. Congrats!!!!

  15. Michi Rives says:

    Oh Sweet Girl! I LOVE the name! I am so pumped for you guys!! I have two boys of my own and I named them Thomas Michael and John Henry (goes by Jack) and I love that I went the old traditional route. They are 22 and 20 now! 🙂 Congratulations to you both and keep up the wonderful work you do!


  16. Mary Hubbard says:

    Love this story, Amy, and the name! Can’t wait to meet little Ralph soon!

    Aunt Mary

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