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.
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.