BOY!!! I’m still in shock!
We found out June 18th. Our parents were there and we video-taped our reactions to send to my lil sister. We found out by cutting the cake. The inside was BLUE! My jaw dropped. I was prepared to see a pink inside, so when we cut the cake, I was confused as to what color I was seeing. First glance, I thought it was green. I thought, “What does green mean?” It wasn’t until someone yelled, “It’s a boy” that I realized the cake was blue!
Having a boy on the Wilkinson-side of the family is rare. My parents have four girls and two boys. My sister has three girls and my other sister has a girl and a boy. I have ONE nephew on the Wilkinson side. I know my nieces are going to love to spoil their new nephew!
I really wanted either a boy or a girl. A girl would be so much fun because she’d be dressed so cute and she’d balance out all the boys we have in the house. A boy would be fun because it would be a “mini-me” of Mr. JCrew and he’d follow in his daddy’s athletic footsteps.
So, when it came to naming our little boy, Mr. JCrew liked Wilkinson as a first name, but we both agreed it was a mouth-full for a name. I’m picky with nicknames too. The longer a name is, the more opportunity for nicknames to come forth. Why not name your child with a nickname to start with? Or at least make it one syllable. So, that’s what we did!
Wilks is a nickname version of my maiden name and Barclay is for Mr. JCrew’s love of soccer. The ‘football’ in England is played under the “Barclays Premier League” and is sponsored by the bank, Barclays. In England it is pronounced “Berkley” but I know how hard it is for us Westerners to pronounce things right, so we will stick with pronouncing it how it looks.
We are beyond excited. Growing up with so many sisters, I’ve had my fair-share of girl time. I’m ready to have a little boy and experience all the boy things with him. I will have someone to play Lego’s with me!!! And a little boy to go digging for worms with! I’m sure he’ll be a rough little guy, but I’m up for the challenge.
Best little gift from the family…