Friday, May 24, 2013

The Last King of Narnia

"Neil? What about naming our boy, 'Tirian' after the last king of Narnia... it means, 'kind and gentle'... i like that..."
Neil without looking up, "i hate it."
"Oh."
My mother in law has taken to calling him Neilson.
My father in law calls him Finn... as in finished. As in last baby...
Charter had a dream that his name was Watchman and when he looked at him, it was written across his forehead... (i think that dream was prophetic and i'm tucking it away in my heart - but i don't know that Watchman is the name that this little one will carry on his birth certificate)...
Neil suggested, Fore - in honour of golf, i liked Truman...
And names are added intermittently to the little list i've kept - but none are chosen.
Yet.
Soon enough his name will be all finalized and made legal. Soon enough this time of expectancy will end and we will know so many things that are uncertain right now... What's his birth date? How big is he? Will he wait for his daddy to get home from his trips before his arrival? How will labour begin?

What's the name of this tiny king i carry?

But for now - so many of these musings can remain just that - musings - as we watch and wait out these last few weeks...

7 comments:

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Laura said...

love love love.
tiny king.
little prince.

joy.
and I am fully with you on the prophetic dream. (xo).

Emma Gillespie said...

One of my children's middle names is going to be Caspian. I like Tirian too!

Carol said...

It will be interesting to hear the name you end up chosing. I'm sure it will be full of meaning and unique! Enjoy these last few weeks, keep well, and here's to a good labour and delivery for you and babe.

Anonymous said...

I like Neilson -- would be nice to have part of the name after your Dad, too ... or Ezra (old Andrew family name) - Grandpa Billy was Ezra (his middle name). Just thinking Ephriam and Ezra would sound great together! Lots of Oswalds too on the family tree but I am not so keen on that one. Gerhard was another unusual family tree name. (Fast side). Ted for Grandpa? Wilfred (one of the Wiley boys who died young). Waiting to hear the final decision!!! Saskatchewan Cousin

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Kaboom ent said...

beautiful writing. Like reading poetry.

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