Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Name

For those who haven't watched the video (or couldn't make it to the end, it was a little long!) we are happy to announce the name of the little man who will join us in Sept!

While Liam is a name we've always liked, we picked this full name because of it's significance to our families.

Willam was my grandfather's name (he went by Bill) & William is my brother's name (he goes by his middle name, Eric). I also have a cousin named William who goes by Will. Rob had a baby brother who passed away as a baby who was named William (he went by Billy) and Rob's best friend is a William as well (another Billy). While we were on board with William, we didn't want another Bill, Billy or Will. So, we decided on Liam.

We decided to go with Orell as Liam's middle name because it was Rob's mom's maiden name who passed away about 5 years ago and it's important to us to honor his mom with our first baby. Orell is Rob's middle name, too.

We've told our families about the name and they all love it-- My dad has been calling him Liam since before we were sure the baby was a boy!! We're excited to have the name picked out and can now start calling him Liam instead of "The Baby." I couldn't wait to share with everyone!


  1. What a fantastic name. I've never thought of "Liam" as a shortening of "William" but it works perfectly.

  2. Cute! I have a nephew named Liam. I never thought of shortening William to that, either, but that definitely works! I love the name.

  3. I frickin love it!! And I love Liam as the shorter version of William, very cool!! YAY!!

  4. Liam is a wonderful name! I love it. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  5. Aww, I LOVE IT! So cute. You really melt my heart with your happy, wonderful posts. I'm so thrilled for you and Rob. :)

  6. I love it, I love how much meaning is behind it. I'm so so so happy for you guys!