Is Zander a weird name anyway? Would you take a Zander seriously? Haven't even thrown this one out to the family yet, so we'll see.....
Alexander means "defender of men", which I think is cool.
Simon means "one who hears". This is Bruder's favorite, Lyle's least favorite.
Owen means "well born". Cholita and Rose and Lucy frequently refer to their soon-to-be brother by this name, so for them, there's no debate. He's Owen. The extended family who've offered opinions were not too fond of this name (to say the least). "Are you SERIOUS?" was the general feeling.
Peter is a name I've always liked. It means rock or stone. Lyle likes it, but the kids don't. Who gave them a vote anyway?
Samuel is a name I love, but I think the nick-name Sam is inevitable. I like Sam, but our short, sharp last name requires a first name with at least two syllables. I also like several names that end in the "k" sound (Eric, Jack, etc.), but since our last name ends in k, I don't think it flows well.
What you really need is to see his picture....beyond the arm. Our papers should be done and off to China very very soon, and the minute that happens, his happy, smiling face will grace our blog. But what I'm really looking forward to his happy, smiling face gracing our dinner table.
"Owen, can you pass the peas?"
"Chew with your mouth closed, Simon."
"Zander, it looks like you need a napkin."
What oh what will we call him?