Friday, April 15, 2011


I just have to point out something really silly. The week we got the call about our Arthur was the same week this movie came out. And, yes I did go out and see it, I mean how could I not? I actually got to go to Lubbock last weekend and seeing this movie was the perfect way to celebrate the week... even though I'm the only one who liked it. It definitely wasn't as good as the original, but Russell Brand did a pretty good job. Oh! and on the same day we got "the call" Arthur's theme song was released on itunes... go have a listen.

While we're on the subject of the name Arthur, I want to share a little something. Aaron and I LOVE this name and have loved it for a long time. It has been really good to have a name in place from the beginning. Calling him by name just feels good and I think it helped our family connect to him pretty early on. I probably don't speak for Aaron as much when I say that we were open to the idea of calling him by his given name. I just thought that if we heard his name and it was followed by this magical moment where we thought, "wow, that's beautiful and that's what we want to call him", we would keep Arthur as his middle name and call him by his given name. Well... that did not happen! While we love his given name and have so much respect for his family and culture, we just know that this little boy's name is Arthur.

Also, we've decided that we're going to keep his full given name (first and last) as middle names. Yep! He's going to have 4 names. There's just no way around it. Both of these names are just too important. One day I will be able to tell you the full name! I'm excited for that day!

1 comment:

  1. I think that is great! When families adopt older children (by older I mean not at birth) I think there is a lot of pressure to keep the names. My little brother was "Christopher" for the first year of his life. My parents respected it but just didn't love it so they named him the name they loved, Eli, and Christopher became his middle name. I can't think of a better name for my baby brother (now 22) and it's great for him to hang on to that piece of his past. I think it's a perfect way to merge two families for one, wonderful child. Yay for Arthur, blank, blank, Hale :)