A son is born and his name is...?
So for nearly 4 hours we combed through one of those naming books that we had both already read through hoping that a name would suddenly stick that hadn't previously. Yeah, that didn't work either.
Finally we narrowed it down to our individual top 3.
Then I pulled out my last card - the compromise card. We always agreed on the middle name but disagreed on it's spelling. I said "If we spell his middle name my way, you can give him whatever name you want."
She immediately started to call her mom to tell her our news. Then I said, "Well, maybe not..."
And she said, as nicely as a woman who just had a baby, "Decide already. Whatever you want is fine - just pick something!"
So we went with her choice.
I'm sure you are dying to know the name (so am I - just kidding!) but for security reasons we only use nicknames of our children here.
His nickname came much easier - Buddy. In fact I started calling him Buddy as soon as he was born since I didn't have a real name to call him.
Makes you wonder why we just didn't name him that in the first place.