Thursday, January 7, 2016

Harrison Cole

If you have been reading since the beginning of the pregnancy, you know that at 16 weeks, we found out we were having a sweet baby girl.  From the beginning of the pregnancy, and really for a long time prior to getting pregnant, I knew if we were having a girl I wanted to name her Brynlee Rose.  The way I spell my name is so different and always a good conversation starter, so I wanted my daughter to have the same experience.  Rose was my mom's maiden middle name so that was an easy choice as well.

Well, when we found out we were having a boy at 20 weeks, I was so nervous I wasn't going to find a name that I thought would be good for our son.  Literally, the first thing that went through my head when the ultrasound tech told us it was a boy was "what in the world are we going to name him!" We were back to square one in my mind.  

We had a few names on the list, but when we went to Reno in November, I had in my mind that by the time we returned from the trip, we would have decided on a name.  I wanted to call him something.  Not just baby boy, or baby Brown, but to give him an identity. 

It wasn't until our trip home that we finally settled on a name. Harrison Cole Brown. 

Here's the story to how Harrison got his name...

D.J. has always gotten on my from the beginning of our relationship about the lack of my classic movie exposure.  On the flight home from Reno, he asked me if I wanted to watch Day of Thunder (with Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Robert Duvall).  I said no at first, but figured what the heck am I going to do for the next 3 hours - might as well watch this movie.  It wasn't until halfway through the movie that I realized the two main characters names were Harry and Cole.  It was right then that I knew we had to go with Harrison Cole.  At this point, we had narrowed it down to Harrison, but still deciding on middle names.  Days of Thunder just sealed the deal for Cole! 

After the change from girl to boy, we tried to keep the name a secret.  Lots of people had given their input on the name prior to us announcing it and honestly, I just wanted everyone to know.  To accept the name we have chosen for him, to start calling him by name, to start embracing it if they don't like it, whatever.  I just couldn't keep it a secret till March.  I am so glad we shared his name early and everyone has embraced the name! We know this is the perfect name for our little dude and cannot wait till he makes his arrival! 


  1. I LOVE that name! I like the story too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yay for baby Harrison Cole!!! So exciting!!!


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