Your mom and I made the conscious decision to select names that weren’t just ‘cute.’ It is far too easy to get caught up in the excitement of having a baby and select a name that only works well while one is a child but doesn’t carry over into adulthood. So a name that would hold up well as an adult and that you’d be proud of, were the very simple guidelines we established.
Over the course of a few sessions exchanging first name options, we came up with a very short list. We quickly paired our choice of Aiden with Javier. We liked the way it sounded and flowed together, and your name was now cemented.
After deciding on your name, it occurred to me to do a search on your names to see what they each meant. Interestingly, I came across some surveys on babynamesworld.com
Would other parents recommend others name their baby Aiden:
What individuals named Aiden thought of their name:
Would other parents recommend others name their baby Javier:
What individuals named Javier thought of their name:
Not bad, huh?
Anyway, Aiden means Little Fire [cool] and Javier means New House [huh?].
As you might imagine, this is a difficult decision to make (although it came relatively easy to us) on behalf of another. It is one of the few life-long choices we’ll be making for you, so it is our hope that we did right by you and that once you look at them through your perspective, they’ll be ones you’re proud of. And if not, you’re stuck with them .