How we chose Hudson’s name 

For me, picking a name for a child is one of the most difficult decisions a parent has to make.  I’m a firm believer that a name can make a huge influence in a persons life and so shouldn’t be chosen lightly.

Choosing Hudson’s did not come easy.  We threw names around from early on in the pregnancy but it wasn’t until a couple of weeks before Hudson was born that his name was sealed.

The discussions between Trevor and I were quite amusing at times when considering the nicknames and initials that our newborn might end up with thanks to his name.  You have to be so careful, don’t you?

There was also lots of names that we considered which reminded us of someone and usually not for the right reasons, so those were ruled out pretty quickly too.

Hudson name Post

Jokingly, when we were discussing names, I suggested that baby no.2 have my surname, Hudson.  Only fair right?!  Trevor took the bait straight away and ‘politely’ told me that it was never going to happen.  I laughed inside but kept a straight face.

‘Fine, how about having Hudson for his first name?’, I responded.  And there it was!  Trevor liked the idea and although I was only joking at the time, I did too.

Hudson’s name was set in stone.

I love the idea that when Trevor and I get married and I take his surname, that my Maiden name will remain in the family.  My Dad is pretty chuffed about it too.

I had never heard anyone being called Hudson before but it turns out that it is quite common now and is growing in popularity too.  I don’t mind though because I love it.

Lisa x


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    Shelley Jessup
    November 24, 2016 at 1:02 am

    I love how you choose his name Hudson such a good idea! My doggy is called Hudson I just liked how trendy & intelligent it sounded.

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      Lisa Hudson
      November 24, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      I still find it weird calling him Hudson though, shall take sometime to get use to 🙂 x

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    Margaret Gallagher
    September 12, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    That’s a fab name
    Not heard of anyone doing this before

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    August 21, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    I love Hudson! I always said if I had twin boys i’d call them Harvey & Hudson. But alas I don’t! (no chance now either. I’d have to be slightly mental to have any more now). Choosing baby names together is so hard. My hubby’s French so it made it even harder. I wanted Marcel but the whole French contingent made me think it’s the French equivalent of Barry. My hubby wanted Winston but I thought it was too poncy. Then he wanted Marco which I love but it’s Italian… We finally settled on Raphaël – a French name, based on my hubby’s dad’s town. Of corse I’ve messed him up for life with the two dots…

    Maybe we should have gone for Hudson, even without the Harvey! You made a wonderful choice xx

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      Lisa Hudson
      August 22, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Thanks hun, it really is hard isn’t it. Especially if you have your heart set on a name and your partner is dead against it. I also liked Max and Harrison, but worth the name Ford, not the best choices 🙂 xx

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    July 22, 2016 at 12:18 am

    oh I love his name!

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    July 21, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Si laughed at me so much for not clicking for ages about why you chose the name 😉 Slightly dim here 😉 It’s a gorgeous name and such a lovely idea too 🙂

    Stevie xx

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    Hayleigh Budgetfoodmummy
    July 20, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I love his name, I’ve never heard of it as a first name before so it is pretty unique.
    It’s so nice to have a reminder of your family as his name.
    My son Edwin was named after my dad which he was pretty emotional about!
    I love having a story behind a name

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