Monday, February 23, 2015


My husband is the 4th generation W in his family. W and his father go by different, yet similar names. When I got pregnant with the girls we discussed using his name and having a 5th W. To be honest, I'm not wild about the name. I consider it an "old man" name and don't know many people even the same age as W that share the name. It's typically a name seen on the charts in nursing homes. 

In the end, we had two girls so didn't need to worry about using the name. 

This time around, I guess we'll see whether we feel pressured to use it or not. In the past his mother had suggested using the name and then calling the child something completely different. I don't really understand doing that, but my friend Natasha (click on her name for the link to her blog) was quick to help come up with nicknames for the 5th generation.  

One of those nicknames was Quincy. And it's stuck. I'm not saying the W name stands much of a chance this time around either, but I like the nickname Quincy. We had talked about using W as a middle name possibly, but we're really not ready to talk names yet. 

So, for the foreseeable future, baby #3 will be referred to as Quincy. 


  1. Hi from ICLW - Quincy is super cute! I feel the pain with the naming business...not because we have one of those names that gets carried down, but because we have so many sets of parents (3 in total) and grandparents (5 in total) that we could never make it "fair" when it came to naming our kids after someone. Part of me just wants to name them completely non-legacy names, and the other parts wants to select who want to select and have it be that. My hubby has two deceased siblings so we know we will name kids after them, but other than that we've got no idea how to handle it. I get how hard it can be to consider breaking the name chain - and I agree with Natasha, Quincy is super cute!!! Good luck!

  2. I am a fan of Quincy. I always remembering wondering to myself what your husbands name was. Then you had mentioned it one time. He definitely doesn't remind me of a "W"

  3. LOVE IT!!!! Quincy is so fitting! If it's a boy he will be 5th generation W and he makes your family a family of 5!! Thank you for linking to my blog! Love you friend and can't wait to hold that sweet baby!