Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Name Game

We have begun filling out some preliminary paperwork regarding the adoption of the boys. There is still the unresolved issue of the intervention filed by some relatives, but we have been told to begin moving forward for now.

On this paperwork we have to indicate their adoptive names, which means Billy and I have finally had to make a decision as to whether we were going to change them. Since both boys know and respond to their first names we have decided to keep them. Plus, the names are Biblical and you can't go wrong with a name from the Bible unless it's Ehud, in my opinion. J. actually had a two-part first name, but we are just keeping the "J." part and elongating it. We are giving him the middle name of "William" after his new father and grandfather. Baby Boy D. never had a middle name (we asked his birth mother) so the middle name we have chosen for him is . . . "Otto" after his grandfather. I think there is already a nephew on my side of the family that has Otto for a middle name but with 12 grand kids already there are bound to be some repeats.

I apologize to those of you who don't know their first names. I still don't feel comfortable sharing them. At times I half expect someone to show up at our door to try to take the boys from us. Highly unlikely, I know, but not out of the realm of possibility. Just last night we received a phone call after 9:00 from someone who started asking detailed questions about the boys. It turned out it was a lady preparing a report for court, but because she didn't say who she was at first it caught us off guard. So until we are closer to adoption I will continue to refer to them as J. and D.


Jamie said...

So glad its getting so much closer. We will continue to pray. I like J. William and D. Otto...great names for those little guys!