This is the second in our series of Reader Baby Name Stories.
Before we found out we were expecting last summer, my husband had been praying (out loud!) for twin boys. I laughed and kept reminding him that he should be thankful for ANY baby. Before we were married (about six years ago), we were on a long car ride and I saw the name Asher in the Bible. I asked my husband (then boyfriend) what he thought of that name. He liked it. That was the first baby name conversation we ever had and it stuck. We knew we wanted to name a future boy Asher.
Fast forward a few years and we actually thought we were closer to having kids. I started reading name blogs (including Appellation Mountain) and saw the post about the name Bram. My husband (who is the tightest name “filter” ever) actually liked it. It had the tie in with Asher since it came from Abraham (both are Old Testament names). We argued over middle names. Would we use his family name, Wesley, or my family name, William?
It didn’t matter. We ended up pregnant with twin boys due on my husband’s birthday (true story!). Our little boys are Asher William and Bram Wesley. Twin A and Twin B!
Thanks for helping us name our little guy.