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Preston Lee | His Name Story

For some reason, Parker and I kept quiet about our son's name on the blog and social media. I'm not really sure why. We didn't even have a good reason, but I realized around week 24 of pregnancy that I hadn't shared it and just decided to keep that going. 

Since I was considered high risk during pregnancy because we had a chromosomal abnormality with our first pregnancy, I was eligible for the free blood test they can do at 10 weeks. This test looks at the chromosomes and can tell you if there are any abnormalities. It can also tell the gender. I had this test done at 10 weeks 5 days, and just before week 12, I got the call that our baby was not only healthy, but that he was a boy! Favorite phone call ever!

I had been convinced up to that point that it was a girl, so I was shocked in the best way! I was also convinced Taylor Grace was a boy, so the takeaway here is that my mother's intuition is zero. As soon as we found out it was a boy, we knew his name. I remember Facetiming Parker since he was deployed to find out the gender together, and as soon as we did, we both said "We know his name, right?!". And we did! Our first son was always going to be Preston Lee. 

I remember having a conversation with Parker when we were still dating, and he told me that he loved the name Preston and wanted a son named Preston one day. We weren't even engaged, so this was at least 7 years ago. I loved the name too! I loved it so much, and we discussed it so long ago, that I actually had convinced myself that I came up with it. Parker tried to tell me he had come up with it, but my twin sister had to confirm this before I believed them. I could have sworn I came up with it!

Lee is Parker's middle name and a family name on his side, and we both loved the idea of our son being named after his dad. And that was that. Our first son would be Preston Lee, and it was decided before Parker even asked me to marry him. 

We just love our son's name. I'm sure every parent loves their kid's name, so that was probably a silly thing to write. But it's true. We just love it. Fun fact: Parker also always wanted to have a daughter named Taylor, which is obviously the name of our first baby. So Parker has named both of our children. I joke with him that I get to name #3. It's only fair! Thankfully, Parker and I have such similar taste in baby names that he could probably name every single one and I would absolutely love it. 

So that's his name story! Nothing fancy, nothing outrageous... just a couple of 19 year olds who one day decided they would love to have a son named Preston. And when they were 27, they did. ;)

 

6 comments :

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Aww! I love this! You guys are so dang cute. #marriagegoals

Kate Mitchell said...

Too cute! My parents went the family name route, too - my first name is my mom's mom and my middle is my dad's mom. When I was born, my dad told his coworkers that I was named after both of their moms, and one of his coworkers said, "What a great coincidence that they have the same name!" He didn't have the heart to correct her haha

Jen said...

I absolutely love his name. E's middle name was my Mom's middle name and it felt right using it. :)

Lisa C said...

Such a sweet story! I've had our kids' names picked out for years, and Mac has no say in the matter, haha.

Bailey @ Becoming Bailey said...

I love it! I was just thinking the other day, "I wonder if Chelsea will share about how they picked Preston's name!" Andy and I talked about baby names on our SECOND date (wow!!!! what?!??!) and pretty much decided then what our future kids will be named.

Susannah said...

Awww... I love his name!!! Nate named both our boys too so I have also decided I'm naming our next kid. 😜

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