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We have (rightfully) been asked many times, what exactly we are calling Michael Perry? Is he Michael? Or Perry? Or Mike? Or MP? Or Junior? Or ???
The truth is we haven't fully decided. We needed a name for the birth certificate to leave the hospital. We accomplished that and indeed love the name we chose. The fact it is a tribute to both grandfathers is the extra bonus. The hospital didn't require that we decide which name or nickname we were going to use everyday. So we didn't. A month later we still are figuring it out.
Being that we live in the south - where Mary Sue and Billy Bob sound right - we usually call him Michael Perry. But two names and 4 syllables is a bit of a mouthful, so sometimes we call him just Michael or occasionally just Perry. And despite the fact that he isn't truly a junior, we find ourselves calling him Junior. So the short is, we don't have just one name for our son - we have quite a few. I'm sure by this time next year it will be all figured out. Until then, you have carte blanche to use the name you like best.
That is life in the stroller lane. Lots of love.