We knew the middle name would be Michael (after some dude I met). We had a short list of boy names that included Liam, Gavin, Rowan, and Donovan.
- Rowan (ROH-an) is spelled the same as a county in Kentucky, but the county is pronounced ROW-an. And we knew that would be an issue because even we had to hesitate to think before saying it. I suppose we could have spelled it Rohan, but that had too much of a Hobbit-vibe for our liking.
- Gavin was a good name...our only argument against it was that kids might call him "Gaggin'". Weak argument, I know.
- Donovan was one of my favorites, but there was a good possibility of it being shortened to "Don" or "Donny". Unacceptable.
See the pattern? :)