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24 September 2008 @ 02:03 am
Aunti Eithni  
So, a little bit early, but I am now officially an Auntie! Andrew Thaddeus Braun was born this morning to my sister Buffy in Montana. Thaddeus is after my grandfather, so I am greatly pleased by that name choice, even though I suspect he'll hate it throughout most of his school years. ;) Poor little critter. If he can grow to be at all like my grandfather, however, he'll be many times blessed.

Now that I know the sex of the critter, I really should start making some appallingly cute outfits for Christmas... Yay! A nephew to spoil!
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No longer in Normalhbevert on September 24th, 2008 07:21 am (UTC)
Yay, spoiling the nephew! Funny, I had the same idea of the appallingly cute outfit for Christmas for my new nephew (born in April), too.
Goldfroggoldfrog on September 24th, 2008 10:01 am (UTC)
Yay! I hope he takes after his namesake.
(Anonymous) on September 24th, 2008 11:04 am (UTC)
"I suspect he'll hate it throughout most of his school years. ;) Poor little critter. If he can grow to be at all like my grandfather, however, he'll be many times blessed."

So, I guess that might be your job to tell stories of his grandfather - to make him proud of the name and want to emulate him...and I know you can inspire like that...

:-)
Toki/Otes/Tonyotesmacke on September 24th, 2008 11:06 am (UTC)
sorry - that's me, Otes - and I meant great grandfather...
baronsnorribaronsnorri on September 24th, 2008 12:52 pm (UTC)
Happy for your nephew news! Spoil him, unmercifully, that his parents quail at the mere thought of your visitations!

(You have a sister named "Buffy"?)
eithni: inferno eyeeithni on September 28th, 2008 06:58 am (UTC)
That's my plan. ;)

Yes, if I can find the photo, I'll post my favorite picture of the two of us. Genetic roulette is fascinating.
Mark Gordonmtgordon on September 24th, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
Isaac is named after his great-great-grandfather, but he's growing up in Newton, so I don't expect it to be a real problem. We met a kid named Ezekiel last year. He'll probably be OK, too.

It's generally not a problem to have an odd middle name, so long as it doesn't provide too much direct ammunition for teasing. My paternal grandmother's maiden name was Babcock, and this was given as a middle name to many of her children and grandchildren, who then were teased in school. Thaddeus is comparatively benign.
Julia Springjulia_spring on September 24th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
Yea for healthy baby and mom!

Splottsplott on September 24th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
I have a new nephew too, just a few months old. :)
mightyjessemightyjesse on September 24th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
Yay for new family critters!
Kathykathysmurf on September 24th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
New nephews are fun! Congrats to the fam! :)
dread_exdread_ex on September 24th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
COngrats! Being an aunt is the best. Being the cool aunt is the greatest!
mamadaye on September 24th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
babies are magic!!! congrats to the whole fam!
DameJdamej on September 25th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Thaddeus isn't that odd or unfashionable. It's usually shortened to Thad. As middle names go, I agree that it is fairly benign. At least your sister didn't follow Palin-family naming practices. Or my family. I have distant cousins (not all from the same side of the family) named Autumn, Ayana, Draven, Tristan and Willow. Like the Palins, I come from snowbilly stock.