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  1. Anonymous

    I think Everett is pretty cool. It is an old school name that runs on my husband’s side of the family. Congrats to your beautiful family!

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  2. Alyssa

    My husband is Travis and we happened to go with a T name for our first son. His name is Tristyn second son is Myles. We also liked Tripp and Trentyn. Other names we like for were Beckham, Colby, Milo, Tanner. You will know what feels right. Congratulations!

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  3. Ashley

    Congrats!! I like the name Grady 💙

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  4. Julie

    My son’s name is a Ethan “Bryar”. He goes by Bryar.

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  5. Jamie

    My son’s name is Maddox but our other boy name was Mathis. Marlee was on our either or list and is our daughters name.

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  6. Love_li_marie

    Congrats again! A boy! Boys are amazing! And so cuddly… but yes they are active (I have a son and a daughter). My fav boys shops are the gap, zara, old navy, mango kids, Nordstrom, the north face, Nike, Roots, just to name a few 🙂

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  7. Anonymous

    Congrats!!! We use old family names for our kids and love it.

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  8. Jamie

    I love the name Brecker and Breck for a nickname or Nixon.

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  9. Anonymois

    Congratulations! I never give name advice but since you asked. I like Bryn

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  10. Nicole Anne

    Congratulations Amanda! I love the name Quincy for a boy!

    Best wishes 💛
    Nicole Anne

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  11. Laura

    Congratulations!!! How about Cormac?

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  12. Laura

    If you are loving B names my little guy is Boyd. My other choice was Burke! Congrats 💙

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  13. Shana

    Congratulations!! My friend from high school has 2 boys. One is named Tate and the other is Briggs. I used to babysit for a family of boys and they all had adorable names…Logan, Reid, Griffin and Grant. Congrats, again and good luck with the move!

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  14. Anonymous

    Congratulations!!
    Stuart, Grant, Evan, Wilton

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  15. Elizabeth

    Brixton or Bowen! Congratulations!!!

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  16. Kristin

    Congrats!! I’ve always loved the names Blaine and Abott. They’re classic southern boy names that has never been trendy.

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  17. Kiran

    Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 This is so exciting! ♥️ Can’t wait to see Miller becoming a big sister! 😀

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  18. Anonymous

    Awww Congrats!!! 💙 Kai, Kade, Blake, Greer, Blakely, Tucker, Sawyer and Crew. Kai would be cool since he was conceived in Hawaii 🙂

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  19. Dar

    💙 I have 3 boys and all of them were named something different than what I had originally picked out. Lol!
    I feel like names like Brooks, Briggs, anything with an S at the end is very trendy right now.

    My favorite boy name (that I never used) is Ezra. It’s just so cool, yet timeless. Not too popular here, not sure about your circle.

    All the best!

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  20. Jill

    Congratulations!!! I had a boy after having a girl first. I was a little nervous but boys are the sweetest and LOVE their mamas! Can’t imagine life without my buddy. His name is Harrison Grey 💙

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  21. Kim

    Congrats! You will love having one of each!!! 🙂

    We didn’t know if we were having a boy or girl for our second and ended having a girl – Nicole. She graduated high school this year, (2020 strong!) and goes by Nikki. If she was a boy, our boy name Trevor. I love the name. Our first born is a boy, we named Ryan. We wanted common, but not too come. Not a lot of Ryan’s our son’s work age – he’s 19 and just wrapped up his sophomore year at SDSU. Good luck with picking out a name!

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  22. Jenna

    So exciting!! We have a Truett and don’t hear it very often 🙂

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  23. Anonymous

    My little guy is Finn. I also loved Hayes but couldn’t get my hubby on board; it’d be cute with Miller. For clothes, Little Bipsy and Zara are my faves for boys clothes. I’ll also grab things from Toora Loora and Baby Gap. Have fun!

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  24. Anonymous

    Congratulations!!!
    I’ve always loved the name Smith for a boy, but we settled on Everett for our son and it fits him perfectly. An oldie, but goodie!!💙💙

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  25. Jamie

    Congrats!!! I have an 11 month old named Hayes! I just love his name💙 if we have another boy I want to name him Levi

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  26. Anonymous

    We used older names for our kids they are named Bob & Ted. I also love the names Ben, Bill (billy), Tom.

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  27. Anonymous

    Congratulations! I have twins – a boy and a girl – and they are best friends. We wanted a name that was unique, but not totally unheard of. We were watching the show Hell on Wheels and saw the actor’s name scroll across the screen – Anson Mount – and knew if we had a son his name would be Anson! We also checked the Social Security Change in Popularity website to see if names we were thinking about were “trending” up, and his wasn’t. I suggest that site if you want to make sure it’s not a name everyone might have in the next couple of years (my sister named her first son Liam 8 years ago and told me about this website she used to ensure her second son’s name wasn’t so common haha). Congrats again!

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  28. Lauren

    Ahhhh!!!!!! Congratulations!!! I’m so excited to “meet” baby boy! I have two boys so of course I think being a boy mom is the best 😉 I have a Noah and a Grey.

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  29. Massy

    Omg! Congrats! So happy for you guys 🙂 ❤️

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  30. Audriana

    Congratulations!!!! I love Lawson & Coleman for boys! 💙

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  31. Maria

    Congratulations!! 🥳
    I like the name River!

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  32. Anonymous

    Congrats!!! Little boys are the best! Our boys are Graham and Calvin. We felt they were both unique but not too strange. Best wishes on a healthy pregnancy!

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  33. Iliana

    So awesome! I thought it was a girl all along but boys are the best, I have 2! Congrats!🎉🎉🎉🎉
    My boys names are Alexander and Giovanni. No middle names.😃
    I do love Noah, Jason, Tristan, Daniel, Liam, Oliver, Asher, and Montgomery.❤️

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  34. Amy

    Congratulations on all the new and exciting ventures headed your way! I have three kiddos….girl, boy, girl! There is something about a boy that just tugs at your mama heart!! My sons name is Graham and he is 6b we have yet to run into another “Graham”!

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  35. MARTHA ESCOTO

    Congratulations!!! It will be so neat to create a name out of the combination of your name and his, like Aray, Naroy… just thought… May God bless your family…

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  36. Kylie Lacerda

    Brennan was our #1 for so long! I LOVE it so much. We ended up going with Mason because our daughter’s name is McKenna and we loved the two “M”s. I hope you’re feeling well!

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  37. Laura

    I have had so much fun watching your little family. I do have a name suggestion…so we were wanting Briggs and then we settled on Straton (with one t in the middle) (like Briggs and Stratton motor) I have only heard the name one other time and that’s because they were some old friends that asked if they could use it!! Ha ha!
    Good luck!

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  38. Michelle Shawhan

    Congrats! Name suggestion would be Hudson or Gideon 🙂

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  39. Kelly

    Congratulations! We have twin boys and two girls – you’re so lucky to get to experience both! Our twins are 12, Charlie & Stewart – both family names – and in all 12 years we’ve never met another kid named Stewart 🙂 I just love the old man names!

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  40. Jodi

    I have a 9 year old named Nash, I messaged you that name a few weeks ago. We also get compliments on how cool of a name he has! We where gonna name our 3rd child Ledger if we had a boy.

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  41. Rachael

    Congratulations! I liked what one commenter said about deep diving into the family tree for surnames!

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    1. Anonymous

      This is what happened with us! We knew we wanted a name that started with M but we were not crazy about anything. Then I saw the name Meyer in a baby name book and LOVED it. My husband did too! Turns out it was also actually family surname. It was meant to be! We still love it and our Meyer is amazing, awesome and as unique as his name. 🙂

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  42. Anonymous

    My sons name is Hayden and is still the sweetest boy I know at 14 years old!

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  43. Jeannette Rivera

    My nephews name is Lucca , named after Lucca Tony a football player.

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  44. Courtney

    Brooks was a contender if our second had been a boy. Our son is Bennett…I don’t think it’s too popular just yet. Congratulations! Having one of each is so much fun!

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  45. Mary-Miles

    So excited for you all! I’ve always loved the name Dyer, Dawsey, Finn, Bauer, Walker, Tripp and Sullivan.

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    1. Kristen

      We have a Brooks and love his name 💙 Not too popular 🙂 Briggs was also on my list. I also love Baker, Beckett, Collins, Wells to name a few more! Congrats!

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  46. Ellary

    I have a 4-month named Nash, every letter in his name is linked to one of his grandparents! I love Miller’s name, my great-grandparents were Miller’s and of Nash would’ve been a girl that was my go to name. Love the balloon reveal!

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    1. Anonymous

      I have a 9 year old named Nash as well! We always get complements on his name!!

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  47. Irene O.

    Crying happy tears for your family! Always loved the name Brooks. My MIL fostered a boy by the name of Brooks from about 4 months to 2 years old. He was adopted and his new family changed his name. Also love the idea of a boy name with an M 🙂

    And there are so many cute shops with good boy stuff and to match sis! Rylee and Cru, Childhoods Clothing, Little Wedgies are some I can think of off the top of my head!

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  48. Teresa Villa

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you, your pictures make my eyes water! I have always loved the boy name Knox or Luke/Lucas….❤️

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  49. Ann Marie Buckley

    Congratulations!!! 💙💙💙💙 I am so excited for you!! I would suggest deep diving in to surnames for your pick. Miller has so much family meaning, it would be cool.

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  50. Amber

    Congratulations!!! I have a boy and a girl too 🙂 My sons name is Noah <3

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  51. Eri

    Congratulations!!🎈 What about your or Troy’s grandmothers maiden name? I’ve always loved that!!! Happy for you all!!!

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  52. Eri

    Congratulations!!!!!! What about your or Troy’s grandmothers maiden name? I’ve always loved that!!! Happy for you all!!!

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  53. Jessie

    Wow so exciting! Congrats 🙂 our 2 year olds name is Nash Dean. Nash after the singer Graham Nash. I know it’s not SO uncommon that it is considered weird or “out there” but also just uncommon enough that I don’t come across it that often!

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  54. Susan Iskowich

    Congratulations! I have two girls so can’t be too much help with you on boys names – we didn’t find out gender with either so we had to have boys names on the ready but for us it was rather easy because we were just going to take my husband’s dad and brother’s names since they have passed. But how we picked girls names, which you might find a bit helpful, is we took my German heritage into account. So if you can’t somehow incorporate your or Troy’s family names into a first name, see if you want to honor family by taking something from your heritage.

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  55. Nicole Miller

    So happy for you! Troy’s joy in these photos is contagious! I must say I still love the choice of Brooks for the name. I’ve only known one guy by that name and he was pretty cool.

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  56. carole

    congrats!!!
    my sons middle name is joel, he is 24 and has never met anyone with that name so i would say it is not over used!
    i also love the name grey

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    1. Anonymous

      My husbands name is Joel and same here! He never knew another growing up and neither have I actually! It’s a great name 🙂

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  57. Laura Berish

    Congratulations! My son’s name is Jace.

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  58. Jess

    Congratulations!
    We named our son Hudson… now while he’s little we call him Huddy.

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  59. Leah Donelson

    Congrats!!! I’m a boy mom x2 and it really is AMAZING!!! I’ve got a Luca and Lake 💙

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  60. Becky

    Congratulations! Little boys are amazing. I have 17 month old named Brooks. 😊 Get ready for a momma’s boy and all the snuggles.

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  61. Amber

    How fun! What about a “M” name to go with Miller?
    Maybe…Mack, Max, Miles, Micah, Merritt, Monroe, Manning, Maverick, Murphy, Myer…

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  62. Jessica

    Congrats! I have 2 boys 2.5 years old and 8 months. They are definitely alot of energy but worth every minute. Just wait for the climbing phase that will keep you on your toes! Haha

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  63. Andrea

    Yayyyy! Congrats Amanda! So happy for you guys. Thanks for posting and giving us something to smile about during these awful times!

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  64. Joanna

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys. Little boys are the sweetest…and they LOVE their mama. My little boy, Jack, is 13 months now. I was pregnant with him when you were pregnant with Miller. Your blog and Instagram helped me get through my pregnancy! And all of your toy recommendations have been awesome. Jack is still obsessed with that dancing/singing sloth. Congratulations again! Praying for a healthy pregnancy and little baby boy!

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  65. Diana

    Congratulations!!! I have two boys and a girl and they are all so different and wonderful!! Fave name right now for a boy are Wells, Crew (becoming popular I’m afraid though) Bridge, Gellar and River. We always shopped at gap and old navy for the boys! 💙

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  66. Pamela Jablonski

    I’m so excited for you guys!!! Boys are wonderful, too! I had 3 boys and 3 girls. Keeping you in prayer as you move!

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  67. Ali A.

    Congratulations! I am 20 weeks with a boy as well (my first). Always thought I would be a girl mom, but definitely excited for my boy. Will definitely be looking for any tips you find out!

    Congrats again!

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  68. Alyssa

    Congrats!! I have one 8month old baby and his name is Everett. I thought it was a name you don’t hear often, but isn’t too out there either. I thought I wanted a girl when we got pregnant, but I have to say – it’s just as fun to dress a baby boy! Check out Little Bipsy for the cutest baby boy clothes. We also love H&M for boy clothes 😍

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  69. Jackie

    I had a feeling you were going to have a boy. I have two boys-Max & Chase & I love being a boy mom!!
    I think Nash is a cute.

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    1. Anonymous

      My 4 month old is named Nash! So crazy seeing when other people think of the name! Super cool!

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  70. Ali

    Congratulations! I’m 20 weeks with a boy as well (my first). I’m in the same boat…always saw myself as a girl mom, but definitely excited for my boy.

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  71. Stephanie

    Love the name Ridge! Congratulations!

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  72. Kelsey Lanaux

    Congratulations Amanda!!! I LOVE the family name idea and love the name Miller! Baby boy name ideas – you could make a list of the names in your family (first, middle, last) and use some combination of them for your little boy! Maybe something from Troy’s side, since Miller is from your side? Whatever name you choose will be perfect! Praying for a healthy baby boy for you!

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  73. Ellie

    Congratulations!!! Boys are so much fun and oh so fearless. My little boy is 19 months old and I can’t wait to have more. I’m hoping for a girl! As far as names, boy names were super tough but I fell in love with these: Jude, Wilder, Cade (which is my sons name), Briggs, Ryder and Bowen.

    I hope you have a safe pregnancy and safe travels to your new adventures!

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  74. Anonymous

    Congrats! I have 3 boys. Hudson, Hayden, and Gunnar!

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  75. Bailey

    Boys love their mama’s so much!! I have a 2 year old boy named Garner! We love last names as first names.

    So exciting! Now you have the best of both!

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  76. Anonymous

    Congrats!! I always liked the name Blake for a boy!

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  77. Blanca

    Congratulations!!!! I had my baby girl first then I had my baby boy. They r 2 yrs apart. It’s going to be wonderful. They r sooo close. So excited for you and your family!

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  78. Kathy

    Congratulations! Sounds like it was a memorable and exciting party to celebrate your new baby boy, and spend time with family and friends before your move.

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  79. Jessie

    I have one of both too and it’s the best!!! My son is Maxwell and that would be precious with Miller! Congrats!

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  80. Rachel

    Congratulations!!! I had a gut feeling it was a boy!! I have a 16mo old girl and 20 weeks pregnant with a boy! So excited to figure this boy thing out with you!
    We have 1 name that we both agree on now but so much time to change our minds. Our top picks are: Hank, Duke, Wyatt and Oliver.

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  81. Morgan

    I have a baby boy (Hunter) and it’s the best! He never stops moving haha!

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  82. Rachel

    Congratulations!!! I had a gut feeling it was a boy!! I have a 16mo old girl and 20 weeks pregnant with a boy! So excited to figure this boy thing out with you!
    We have 1 name that we both agree on now but so much time to change our minds. Our top picks are: Hank, Duke, Wyatt and Oliver.

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  83. Taylor Davis

    I had a feeling it was a boy!! Congrats . Boys are so fun and you will be the best boy momma. We stuck with family names Lane Marshall Davis. I can’t wait to see what name you choose. Such an exciting time for you guys.

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  84. Taylor Davis

    I had a feeling it was a boy!! Congrats . Boys are so fun and you will be the best boy momma. We stuck with family names Lane Marshall Davis. I can’t wait to see what name you choose. Such an exciting time for you guys.

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  85. Kim

    Congrats ! My first norm son is named Harrison, he is now 24 and to this day it is still my favorite boy name ever

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  86. Briana

    Wonderful news!!! So happy for you!! Thank you for sharing this special time with us, I love following along ❤️

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  87. Dana

    Aw yay congratulations!!!! So excited for you guys. Boys are wonderful – we have 3! We have a Luke Paul, Dean Robert and a Jack Henry. We gravitated towards one syllable names for our boys. Their middle names we kept in the family. Paul is my Dads name, Robert is my husbands grandfathers name and Henry is my great grandfathers name. 💙 💙💙

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  88. Kate

    Yayyyy congratulations! I have a girl, Rowan, but I know a little boy with that name too. Could be cute along with Miller and definitely not too popular…yet! 💙

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  89. Michelle

    I just had my third and totally thought it would be another boy but, a girl!! I now have 2 girls and 1 boy :). We have a very common last name so we wanted unique names too. Here’s my boy list:
    Brooks
    Hayes
    Myer
    Coen
    Grae
    Ellis
    Beck
    Baer
    Holt
    Ewan
    My girls are named Yael and Perri 🙂

    Good luck choosing! Such a hard task.

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  90. Anonymous

    Congratulations on your little boy!!!! Name ideas: Logan, Easton, Knox, Baker, Burke, Nolan, and Whit 🙂 Wishing you and your little one a healthy pregnancy!

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  91. Kerri

    We wanted something different when we named our second son. His name is Gannon. It is not a common name. I still love his name.

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  92. Lindsey

    My friends brother’s name is Mac….always loved it. Mac and Miller is so cute. I also love Hayes.

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  93. Robyn

    I have 3 boys. My oldest is Keaton, but I really like the name Riggs for a boy. Congrats!!!

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  94. Melissa Williams

    Congratulations! I love the name Harrison

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  95. Melissa

    Congratulations on the baby boy!! There is nothing like a mommy/son bond! I have girl, boy, girl, girl! My girls and I are super close, but there is just something special about that mommy/son relationship.
    Merrick , Crosby, Gibson, Keegan!

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  96. Miyan

    Congratulations, so happy for y’all!! I have a boy about Miller’s age named Atlas and am now preggers (28 weeks) with my second boy 💙

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  97. Nicole Peer

    Congrats!! I always saw myself having a girl but I have 2 boys and love it! Boy names are super hard but we went more traditional with Mark Jr and Matthew.

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  98. Carrie

    I like Bodie but then you’d have Miller and Bodie! Lol like Bodie Miller- but hey you’re moving to Colorado and he’s a big time skier so maybe it works!!

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  99. Bonnie

    Congrats! I just had a hunch baby was a boy! I have a girl and boy 2 years apart too. You will love it! ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Thank you so much Bonnie!! Xo Amanda

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  100. Courtney Henderson

    I’m 32 weeks pregnant with a girl and your post has me crying such happy tears for you. I have 2 boys, Charlie is 3.5 and Jett is the exact same age as Miller so you have helped me SOOO much with advice, toys, etc. So happy for you guys!! I am so not sure what to do with a girl. Please let us know if you decide to sell any of Miller’s clothes, pj’s, bows, with the pandemic and selling our house (I feel like we’re living parallel lives) I’ve not left the house to shop.

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Haha what is up with pregnancy and crying?! Do you cry all the time like me too?! Thank you so much!! Xo Amanda

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  101. Bethany

    Congratulations! So exciting! Miller and her younger brother will have the same age difference as me and my younger brother. We always got along so well and became even closer into adulthood. The brother/sister bond is SO special! I always loved the name Brice! Best wishes in your move to CO 🙂

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Yay love hearing this thank you so much!! I’m sure they will be close!! Xo Amanda

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  102. Megha

    Congratulations 🙏🏻

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Thank you! So excited! Xox Amanda

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  103. Kelly

    Congratulations! Before I had kids I always thought of myself as a girl mom…. but I have two boys and have loved every minute of it!!! And let me tell you, boys love their mommas! Mine are now 18 and 20 and we are still super close!

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Yayyy I love hearing that thank you!! Xo Amanda

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  104. Lindsey

    Worth, Reynolds, Jennings, Shafer, Callaway, Baylen

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Those are all so good! Why are boy names so hard!! Xo Amanda

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  105. Anonymous

    We named our boy Beckam 💙 Congrats! Boys are wild but so so so fun!!!

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    1. Amanda Miller

      I’ve always loved that name! Xo Amanda

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  106. Anonymous

    Congratulations!!!

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Thank you so much!! Xo Amanda

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  107. Meg

    My son’s name is Benton. It’s a family name and if he wants to shorten it, “Ben” is always a good one. Congratulations! 🎉

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Awh I love family names! I wish there was a way we could incorporate one of ours like we did with Miller! Xo Amanda

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  108. Sarah

    Brecken

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Awh that is so cute! Thank you! Xo Amanda

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    2. Janet

      Dane

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      1. Amanda Miller

        Oh that’s a fun one I don’t think I’ve heard that much!! Xo Amanda

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  109. Emma

    Congratulations!! 💙

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Thank you Emma!! Xo Amanda

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  110. Sarah

    Congrats!!!! I’ve always loved the name Beckett (but have 3 girls)! And I once taught a little boy named Wakeland and love that name too!

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Oh I do love Beckett that would also be a super cute girl name!! Xo Amanda

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Our balloon gender reveal yesterday was pure perfection.

Sure, I would have loved if Troy had been able to go to my sonogram with me but so many things were running smoothly that I didn’t really mind so much  as I pulled into the doctor’s office.

the miller affect gender reveal

Gender Reveal Decor

The balloon company I was working with (paying for) last minute had to bail on me because they ran out of helium over the weekend. Ya’ll, I kid you not I found out Tuesday morning. The DAY of our reveal. I called Wow Balloons and they were able to do my gender reveal balloon and a 6 ft garland for the party AND they were able to have it ready by 1pm. I couldn’t believe my luck I actually cried. You guys are going to get so tired of me talking about crying by the end of this pregnancy but I am more hormonal with this baby than I have ever been in my life! The balloons looked amazing and they still look amazing as I am typing this. I highly recommend using Wow Balloons! They also do deliveries!!! I think I paid around $100 for everything I got.

I drove up to my anatomy scan and was just so excited to see our baby that the fact that Troy couldn’t be there didn’t make me as sad as it did the day before. I facetimed him and Miller while she did the sonogram and Miller was zoned in. She loved it! She had me look away when she examined the private area and then went away to print off the images and put everything in a folder for me. THAT FOLDER HAUNTED ME ALL THE WAY HOME.

I picked up our balloons right at one and they had them ready and waiting. They put them in my car for me and explained how to best fasten the balloon garland to the wall. They even gave me these amazing sticker things to tie them with. It was SO EASY to do it myself at home! My mom helped and I think it took all of two minutes. I would definitely recommend a balloon gender reveal if you are short on time and need a quick and easy plan for your party!

gender reveal decor from wow balloons Dallas on themilleraffect.com
gender reveal decor from wow balloons Dallas on themilleraffect.com

Balloon Gender Reveal/Goodbye Party

My family drove in and I had four of my closest friends from high school/college over for the reveal. It was a balloon gender reveal/goodbye party. We waited until my brother in law could take a break in his shift to be at the house and as soon as he got there we did the reveal. It was so hard waiting those extra 45 minutes but I really wanted him there to experience it with us. If you do a gender reveal I HIGHLY suggest trying to do it the day you have your anatomy scan! Having that envelope in my possession and not being able to see it was pure torture and I don’t know if I could have waited another minute to find out.

We ordered pizza, my mom made a cake, and my sister brought cookies. It was perfect. After the reveal we just all sat around and caught up, talked about Colorado, and then later said our goodbyes. Surprisingly there were no tears. I think we were all just so happy to be there together and to get to say goodbye. Plus, it is just a ‘see you later’ after all.

One of my friends took a video of the reveal so we have that one to always look back on! I will definitely share that one later to stories and/or Instagram feed!!! I think I have watched it a million times.

If you haven’t seen our gender reveal post with Miller, make sure to look HERE. We found out she was a girl at 10 weeks and actually revealed it to our family with a firework show!

We Guessed the Baby Was a….

We both thought the baby was a girl up until the day of the sonogram. I was 99% convinced. I saw myself as a girl mom and nothing else. I came from a family of three girls and my sister and I both had girls. I thought it was just inevitable that I would have a girl. I was so excited about the thought of Miller getting to grow up with a sister and I was also excited that we wouldn’t have to buy A SINGLE THING for a baby girl. We had everything we needed.

Whenever I mentioned the baby in the past few months it was always as a ‘she’. Or I would say, ‘these would be the girl’s rooms’. I was just that sure. Troy started doing it too!

He also thought it was a girl.

We both wanted a boy. We would have been happy with both OF COURSE. A healthy baby was top priority. I think men just always dreamed of that legacy or namesake I guess. They grew up wanting a son of their own to ‘play ball with’ and so forth. After Miller he was afraid he could never love another girl as much as he loved her. She owns him yall, haha. He knew deep down of course the love would just automatically be there, but he was still a little worried about it. I wanted a son for him, but also because I thought it would be amazing to be able to experience both genders! I wore white at the reveal because in the end I was neutral. I knew we would love both the same!

At my appointment when we saw the profile and read that the heart rate was 135 we shifted our thinking a little. Hmmm, 135? Could it be a boy? It kind of looks like a boy… We still didn’t want to get our hopes up though.

Still, when it came down to getting ready to pop the balloon we were both around 70% sure there would be pink confetti coming out of it.

It’s A…

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IT’S A BOY! Can you believe it?!?! I am still in shock. They did such a great job with the balloon, but I would definitely recommend standing back a bit. Troy and I both had safety pins and poked it at the same time and flew everywhere haha. It went all in my mouth and face and hair and I was so in shock from inhaling the confetti that I didn’t even see it was blue until a few seconds after everyone else did. And then the shock turned into emotion and I folded into Troy’s arms and bawled. I think everyone there was crying haha!

Every time I think about that moment and the fact that we are having a BOY I cry. I am just so overwhelmed with gratitude that we have a healthy baby BOY. Troy has not been able to wipe the grin off his face since the news.

I have NO IDEA what to do with a boy and weirdly have only changed my nephew’s diaper a handful of times. I am excited to learn all about being a boy mom though! You guys will have to tell me your favorite places to shop for boy clothes.

I cannot wait for my ‘mommas boy’ and all of the boy snuggles I am about to get!! I also better get in better shape because I am told they are pretty wild! Maybe Miller will tame him down a bit!

Now for a Name?

We thought we would name a baby boy Briggs or Brooks but then we were unsure. Now we don’t think we will use either of those names. We are honestly stumped. I want a cool name that hasn’t been used a million times over and that isn’t super popular RIGHT NOW. Do you have any ideas for us? Please pop them in a comment below!! Thank you!!

Read my ‘It’s A Girl‘ gender reveal post with Miller before you go!

xox Amanda

XO Amanda
June 3, 2020 Family

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