We are working on our dossier documents and the time has come to name our son-to-be. We are planning on keeping his birth name and adding an American name as well, and then we'll ultimately use whatever he wants us to use as his name. Ugh! This is so frustrating and much harder than the last couple of times. Somehow, it was easier to name an infant than it is to name a grown boy of 8 who already has a name that he identifies with, and that we also identify as being his already. As most people do, we are trying to find one that sort of flows well with his birth name, but that ain't happenin'!! His birth name is unusual and nothing sounds right with it. Plus we try out names while looking at his photo and we find ourselves saying "Well he doesn't look like a Steve...or a Mark or..." We've gotten a real kick out of coming up with the funniest ones, I mean, let's face it, a cute little 8 year old Asian boy doesn't exactly fit with a name like Jamal, or Humberto, or Allejandro!!
We were laughing ourselves silly the other night joking about coming home and having him get lost in the airport and having to ask security to help us find Dimitry La Joy who speaks Russian and is from Kyrgyzstan and is Asian and has an Italian last name with Kazakh brothers! Whew! I remember Matthew got lost at an amusement center in Denver, when he was about 5 and he had the common sense (which actually surprised me) to remember to tell the Security Staff through his tears "I don't look like my mom and dad, they are caucasian and I am asian". The woman who finally found us half laughed and said she was so glad Matthew had told her that or she would have been looking for a short asian couple!
Anyway, so we are considering various names and will make a decision before the end of the week. Anyone want to vote by leaving a comment? I am still not going to post his birth name yet, but what do you all think about Nicholas, Kristopher, Kenneth or Thomas??? All I know is he is DEFINITELY not going to be named Enrico!! hahahaha!