So yesterday S and I were both on our computers (yes, we each have our own. What can I say? S is a computer guy so there's no way he's gonna share his computer with me) at home in the "office" (the second bedroom)... I was playing some clicky game and he was doing his thing when all of a sudden he said, "I was thinking I like the name Alexander and there's none in my family."
S's parents both are one of 11 children and I believe all of their siblings have at least one child so there's a LOT of people in his family.
"What do you think of the name?" he asks after a second.
"Actually," I said, "Oma's father's name was Alexander and David[one of my nephews]'s middle name is Alexander."
"So then your grandmother will be happy if we name our child Alexander... and if it's a girl, she could be Alexandra."
"But can we call him Alex or Zander or something?" I asked.
"We can call him whatever sticks," he replied...This coming from the man that said he hates when people name their child one name, just to call it by a nickname version of it.
"Well I hate Lexi," I said.
It was a funny, albeit a little odd conversation, actually. Mainly because it was completely out of the blue.
And when I asked him what possessed him to talk of the name at that moment he said, "Well, of all the times we've discussed names, I never really told you that I really liked the name Alexander and I just wanted to see if you liked it."
I love that man. He makes me smile so much.
And this is what our child would look like... according to makemebabies.com: