Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Big Reveal

We have decided on a name for Baby Brady. Actually we had this name picked out before we were even pregnant and most people already know what it is, but here is the formal announcement....Baby Brady's name is:

How adorable are these letters? A friend from high school hand paints them and she is really talented. They match my bedding perfectly. Click here for her website.

Leo is short for Leonello. Yes, I know it is a little different but that is one of the many reasons why I like it so much. Leo is Italian for lion-like, or that's what the internet has told me.

Leo is named after Brady's Grandpa Leo. Grandpa Leo was a very important and influential figure in Brady's life, he passed away in 1996 and naming our son after him is our small tribute to him.

Brady and Grandpa Leo.

Grandpa Leo taught Brady many things. Things about history, politics, science, and life. I have heard many wonderful stories about this man and I am sorry that I did not have the pleasure of knowing him. Grandpa Leo also taught Brady many bad dietary habits, such as eating McDonald's for breakfast and bacon wrapped steaks for lunch, everyday, for an entire summer. We probably won't pass that lesson down to Baby Brady.

Grandpa Leo and Brady at his uncle Todd's wedding in Galena, Illinois, 1988.

So there you have it, our little lion will be named Leo. We hope he doesn't roar too much.


  1. Beautiful name! I love the meaning. Ruby is named after my grandmother, Ruby Dee who we in my daily life until 2001. I think giving a child a name with meaning is a really wonderful gift. Btw, I LOVE the letters!

  2. The letters are so perfect and will look awsome in the nursery

  3. Oh so cute! I already picked out the safari jungle letters I wanted from this company: Maybe I'll try to give your friend some business instead if she can do something similar!