For some reason we could not come up with a boy name that we loved both the sound of and the meaning behind. Honestly I think one reason it was so hard was because we whole heartedly believed we were having a girl. The day of my 20 week ultrasound rolled around and we were almost positive we'd be using our girl name. Well, we were way wrong. But as soon as the doctor told us we were having a boy and I saw the ultrasound image with his little face, this name jumped out at me.
So our little boy's name is...
We just love the way it sounds. To us, it sounds strong and we love how it sounds paired with Aiden.
Alder and Aiden. Aiden and Alder.
Alder is derived from a Dutch surname (Aldert) meaning "noble" and "strong." I'm already praying that our Alder has both of these qualities.
Jacob is a family name that we both love as well. So his initials will be AJR, just like his Daddy.
We can't wait to meet Alder in 3 short months and get to know his little personality.