I had grand plans of waiting until M2's birthday to share his name, however, with less than two weeks to go I just had to spill the beans. I've been saying his name out loud for weeks now and I just can't keep the secret any longer!
I'm terrible at keeping secrets. So much so, that I've dropped little hints here and there (you may recall Real Mature Vague Tweet #1: "I won") that was in reference to The Name Battle that had been raging between The Husband and I for months. And months. And months.
When, in reality, I don't considering it "winning" necessarily- just that The Husband finally crossed over to The Cool Name Side. A few weeks after writing this post, where I devastatingly wondered if mourning a baby name was appropro, something inside of me just couldn't let the name go and I decided to try one final time to convince the husband of the desires of my heart.
I am so happy to be sharing Maclane's name with you as it's the name I have loved from the very, very beginning. You may notice that the spelling has been altered- this was The Husband's sole request as the initial spelling, "McLane," was "too last name" for his liking.
Although we're not big on nicknames, I have a feeling we'll be calling him "Mac" in no time. As a matter of fact, I've been trying for weeks now to get Carter to say "Baby Mac," but to no avail.
For those of you wondering, the pronunciation is "Mah-clane." "How did I come up with this name," you ask? Unfortunately, there's no cool story behind it. I went to grade school with a boy whose name was "McLean" and it's always been a name that I've loved.
You may recall that Carter's name is a family name- my mother's maiden name to be exact. He shares his middle name with The Husband.
Maclane will be sharing his middle name with my Dad and I can't help but get a little weepy each and every time I think about naming my second son after one of the most incredible men in my life!
Until today, very few friends and family have been privy to his name. I never thought I would be one of those people who would ever keep their chosen baby name a secret. Truth be told, it drives me crazy when friends and family withhold baby names! Don't they know there's monogramming to be done?
So there you have it, Loyals. As you wait and pray over the arrival of our sweet baby boy with us, you'll now be able to call him by name!