I have gotten many questions now about our baby's name...Happy.
I will try and explain as best I can....
Howard and I learned our lesson with Luke that it is likely not best to share the name of your new baby with family and friends until it is said and done. We had every intention of naming Luke, Noah, but my dad knew a woman named Noah many years ago and not only did he think it was a girl name, he also did not have fond memories of that Noah so he protested! We tried explaining to him that Noah was certainly not a girly name and referenced "you know Noah, the guy who built the boat." But the name Noah was ruined for us...so we have kept our babies names secret ever since.
It is probably a good thing though because each of our children did not fit the name we went to the hospital assuming we would use. With each birth we would say, no that name is just not right, he is a, Luke, Isaac, Benjamin...
All that said...When we found out something may be wrong with this baby I wanted to call him something. Howard insisted on Happy. He insisted that this baby would bring happiness to us and everyone we know and therefore should be named Happy. Yes, he was totally serious! I thought it was ridiculous. He argued that Happy Gilmore was a real name so why not Happy Bolte. UGH! He would not back down and has called the baby Happy ever since...it seems to have stuck.
I ASSURE you however that this is his nickname. I have absoltely NO intentions of naming my son Happy or Excited or Crazy or any other emotion! We have a few ideas though...but we need to meet him before we can say for sure so you will all just have to wait in apprehension!
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