Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Like Father, Like Son

I can sometimes see into the future. It doesn't happen often, but when I do - it is usually right on target.

When we found out that our baby would be a little boy, we knew exactly what we would name him - Jonathan Douglas. My husband's name is Jonathan and my father's name was Douglas. Two of the finest men that I have ever known. Perfect! The only problem was that I knew (here is where my visionary powers kick in) that he would get the nickname Little Jon. So to preempt this, we gave him the nickname JD, which I think is just so cute.

Then when JD was born, I was SO happy that we made this decision. Because, you see, my son is the SPITTING image of his daddy. They look identical. If you compare baby pictures side-by-side, you could get them confused. So he is literally a "little Jon." But since we have already dubbed him JD, we have avoided all of the potential name calling in school that could come with "little Jon."

I love that my son resembles his daddy. I happen to think that my husband is the most handsome, sweet man around and I hope that JD resembles him not only in looks, but also in personality. I already think JD has his sense of humor!


owldog1 said...

I agree he looks just like his dad and seems to enjoy life. You are blessed and a great mom

Lynn Leaming said...

That is just too precious with J.D. on the firetruck!!

Dara said...

There are a few "Mandyisms" about JD... but only those that know you really well would notice them! He is definitely little Jon replica for the most part...and definitley adorable beyond belief!!! Love my baby nephew!!!