We're going with The Lad as Baby2's blog name. Thank you for all your suggestions and comments. I decided on The Lad because it stands on its own; it's not a descriptor of the baby's relationship to The Boy or his position in our family. So, The Lad it is from here on out.
Now, let's discuss something really fun -- REAL names.
I find boys' names very hard. The husband and I don't like super trendy or popular names, like Aiden and its many variations, but also are not huge fans of the old, traditional standbys for boys. And still, we tend to disagree. For instance, I actually kind of like John, but the husband vetoed me. If The Lad were a girl, his name would be decided. That penis means we're still debating.
For those of you who don't know, The Boy's real name is Rhys Owen. I love his name and it suits him, however, it was, really, the only thing we could agree on. I've been saying -- only half joking -- The Lad might end up Rhys II. Obviously, that can't happen, so we're open to suggestions.
Here's what I like: Walt, Ward, Everett (I lean toward one-syllable names. I love The Boy's cousins' names -- Lane and Shaw.)
Here's what the husband likes: Desmond, Nolan
Here's what we both like: Gram, Avett
Other things that have been suggested/considered: Price, Nash
What do you suggest/like best?