Tuesday, April 12, 2011

....to my lovely wife....

Have you guys seen JB?  She is pregnant, like mega-prega.  She is stunning.  Gorgeous.  Adorable.

Alright.  So its Tuesday.  I know, I missed my self imposed deadline.

During this entire process, I thought this was going to be a fun way to try to narrow the choices and select a name.  I have had real strong feelings for one of the names on the list, and I attempted to manipulate this decision making process.  Last week, Jana cut that name.

Well not really.  My "name" is still on the list.

This seems like such a silly thing to be contemplating.  We dont even know if we are having a girl or a boy, but we are making such a deal of out this.

Evelyn Burrow.  Charlotte Burrow. Charlie Burrow.  Evie Burrow.

Seriously, how funny will this be if it is a boy.....

Evelyn Burrow.  Evelyn is a family name on Jana's.  I think it is a beautiful name.  Those that know me know that she will likely not be called by the name Evelyn.  I have spent countless car trips thinking of variations, repeating all of them endlessly, and loving all of them.  Evie, E, EB, Evelyn, to name a few.  I love that it is a name that comes form Jana's family.  Lila's middle name comes from my mother's mother, and I think that our new family should represent our past.  I can see myself (hopefully at least a month from now...sorry honey!) looking into Jana's eyes and telling her that she has another daughter, Evelyn (insert middle name determined by Jana here) Burrow.

I forgot how much I like the show Entourage.  Ari kills!

Charlie Burrow.  I love it.  Since day one.  I love it when Lila says Tchurlee.  I cant get the name out of my head.  I have spent countless days, or......hours, plotting which names to cut on my cut week to ensure that Charlie made it to the final two.  The deliberation was minimal.  Success!  Welcome Charlotte Burrow......

.....but its not that easy.  After last weekend. I thought this decision was going to be cut and dry.  Charlotte Burrow was a shoo-in.  I didnt even think about it all week.  Yesterday, I spent the day in the car.  When I say day, I mean 1000 miles (that is why this has been a Monday, err, Tuesday announcement.  Much deliberation can happen during that time.  I realized it wasnt as easy as I thought it was going to be.  I thought about my situation.  I thought about the names.  A lot.  Both names are beautiful.

The more I thought about it, the more I realized that this was forever.  I mean when my daughter, I still cant get the idea that it may be a boy out of my head and we are making a huge deal of this, does something great (hopeful thinking), the world is going to remember her name forever..... and when they remember her name, I want it to be....

.....Evelyn Burrow.


  1. Seth! Well worth the wait!!!!! You two are the best and I can't wait to meet Baby Burrow, whether it's Evelyn or Holden!

  2. Okay. I'm at work bawling like a child! I love, love, love it!! Grandma will love it too ... and Gooder is smiling in Heaven. Whether it's a girl or a boy, she is honored. I love you guys!!

  3. Yay! I have to say I was partial to this name!! :) You can probably guess why! Evelyn and Everett will make such a cute pair! But I still think its a boy. ;)

  4. YAY for Evelyn! :) Very pretty- I'm going laugh my butt off after all of this if it's a boy! Either way- I'm excited!

  5. YAY!! The final two were my favorites. Great choice!

  6. I cried reading this. Sweetest. Family. Ever. Evelyn/Holden is one lucky babe.

  7. Aww Seth. That was just so sweet! Jana, Lila and baby Burrow are so so lucky to have you!


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