Many people have asked us where we came up with the name Nolan and I’m sorry to say I don’t have an entertaining story. I had a student a few years ago with the name and I liked it. I think we came across it in a baby name book and it slowly worked its way up our maybe list to our #1 spot.
What HAS been entertaining are the names people have THOUGHT we named him.
Matt called his 95-year old grandmother in Florida a few hours after Nolan was born and when he tried to deliver the happy news, it went like this:
“His name is Nolan!”
“I can’t hear you!”
“Oh!!” (finally relieved she heard him) “Myron! Wonderful!”
Finally, Matt spelled it and all was cleared up.
A few days later, my dad’s job kindly sent us a basket with fruit and snacks and I was simultaneously amused and horrified when I read the card congratulating us on the birth of our son Norton. Norton??