Category Archives: Names
Well, it’s official.
Wesley Daniel Frey.
When searching for Wesley Daniel Frey online, I couldn’t find much… and WDF really only revealed a few things… like the World Darts Federation (hey, it could be worse).
What we really liked is “Wesley” sounds like he could be an artist, or an attorney. He could really enjoy singing, or business meetings. IN FACT, he could even be in the airforce, or be an architect… like a couple other Wesley’s already in the family!… both of which we’re glad to be sharing a name with. Wesley Lutter, my cousin, shares the name with our grandfather as well as the fact that they both wore a uniform for the US armed forces. Another “Wesley Frey,” my uncle, is an architect, and honestly partly the reason we’re having a child now. I sought his advice as we were going through the decision process.
Thank you for the texts and emails with positive encouragement about the name. It means a lot. My grandmother even emailed. Having been married to the original :) Wesley Frey, she contacted us and said “Wesley Daniel is a great name. Obviously, Wes and I liked both of the names, since our sons have them.” I also learned that my dad “Daniel” was named after his grandfather… so… the names go back further than we thought.
In other news, the closest thing to beating out Wesley Daniel Frey on our baby naming site was Elliot Daniel Frey… you could say it got the popular vote… suggested by Kelsey Heyson from Martel. She is now the proud owner of a Banksy “Panda with Guns” t-shirt. Congrats Kelsey! Again, thank you to everyone who suggested names and voted. We really liked a lot of the names: Grant, Nathan, even Garrison was starting to grow on me.
What’s next for participation? How about guess the weight… or the birth day… or the exact time? We’ll be back in touch in a couple weeks with a new contest.
Wesley Daniel Frey
We would like to thank everyone for contributing to our baby naming site with their favorite names. We had 50 different ideas with lots of votes! It was a tough decision, but we feel comfortable and excited about the name we have chosen. At present, Jeff is the last remaining “Frey” and since we are having a boy, that position will move to Freybaby. Family names are important to us, and passing down a name that represents past, present, and future was even more important. We chose the name Wesley Daniel Frey!!!
Wesley is Jeff’s grandfather who passed away a few years ago. He is someone we honor and respected a great deal. He dedicated his life to serving and loving others. Also as a Methodist minister, he started and pastored several churches. He was a wonderful grandfather, and his love for his family was evident. Daniel is Jeff’s father’s name, another awesome man who we love and respect highly. Jeff’s middle name is Daniel, after his father. Both Jeff’s grandfather and father are men of integrity and character. So keeping with the family names, Wesley Daniel Frey is our decision.
I have already engraved a few items to add the personal touches to Wesley’s room. So instead of my little “panda,” our Jeff’s “freybaby,” we can now call him Wesley!
While we certainly won’t be naming our child “awesome”… we do, like many parents, want to pick an awesome name.
We need a name that will last the ages, and be appropriate at 2, 20, and 200 (he’ll live that long now you know?). We want it to fit if our son is a race car driver, or a supreme court justice… a cupcake maker, or wall street guru… a folk band leader, or president of the united states. Likewise, we want a name that means something, possibly has a story to it, and isn’t just something that we came up with.
So, like many people, I took to the internet… and wow is there a lot out there… ehow even has a how-to: http://www.ehow.com/how_2159339_name-your-baby.html. While it’s all good advice, we haven’t gotten any closer to a name. That’s why we’re looking for help. Go here to find out how you might be the one to name the FreyBaby: http://freybaby.com/name-the-freybaby.
One of the most useful tools I’ve found when thinking through if a name will work in certain situations is the Baby Name Test Drive from Baby Name Genie. You put in your proposed first and last name (I wish it did middle as well), and it gives you a list of common sentences and situations where the name will be said:
- Sparticus, could you please set the table?
- I am not joking around Sparticus, this is really important to me!
- Sparticus–Sparticus! Are you listening to me!?!
- Hello, Wellington Inc. this is Sparticus.
- Sparticus Frey, come on down! You’re the next contestant!
(and 20 or so more phrases)
Try it out here: http://www.babynamegenie.com/baby-name-test-drive.php
If you need some help with the meanings, or just some inspiration, check out this list of baby naming sites that we are finding to be helpful:
- Social Security has statistics: http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames
- Good popularity site: http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com
- Nymbler takes your likes and suggests new ones: http://www.nymbler.com
- A really detailed search: http://www.babynamewizard.com/namipedia/advanced-name-finder
- Biblical names: http://www.babynameworld.com/biblical.asp
- Etymology and history: http://www.behindthename.com
Any suggestions? We’re serious about this crowd-source baby naming thing… go here: http://freybaby.com/name-the-freybaby. To give you something to go by, some family names are Daniel (we really like this as potential a middle name), David, Wesley, and some others. But as I said, we’re open to suggestions.
No more gender neutral green on the web site…
Thank you to everyone who watched our countdown so diligently and took our gender poll… though it looks like only the minority actually had it right (final poll results below). Now, it’s time for everyone to HELP us name the FreyBaby!!!
Go here for details on how you can help us name FreyBabyBoy: http://freybaby.com/name-the-freybaby/
While we would have been extremely happy with a healthy little girl FreyBaby, Jeff is the last of his Frey lineage, so having a boy FreyBaby to carry on the name is very exciting for the entire family.
The wait is over… FreyBaby is a BOY!
So, I, Jeff, am fairly fond of Frey Baby… now pronounced “frybb”… isn’t that catchy? Stephanie, however, has been calling the little one “panda.” “WHY PANDA, Jeff… WHY?” people ask. Well, I’ll let her tell you…
Our first ultrasound was when we were seven weeks, and immediately upon looking at the image I said “it looks like a panda.” AND… an image of a panda was much more welcoming to me than thinking about a little ‘blob’ in my stomach. So, the name has stuck with me! We are affectionately referring to our frey baby as ‘panda’ until we know the sex and have another name (aren’t we, Jeff). On Mother’s Day this year, Jeff gave me a little stuffed panda that is now dear to my heart. There are some pictures of it below… and I’ve asked Jeff to do a little image editing as well.
P.S. Sam, the silky terror, apparently does not like the panda and has attempted to decapitate it’s head… hopefully this is not an early sign of sibling rivalry.
So, as you can see… the little panda is doing quite well in there. Though the more recent sonogram was amazing in the detail… no longer a panda… it looks like a grown up human already. So, whether you like freybb or panda, we’ll hopefully know the gender soon so we can say “him” or “her.” Until then, no “it” references please. :)