Well, as we think the University admissions people might have a problem with Sweety Poppet, we finally decided on a name.
Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing Mr. Gus Buckminster Vousden Reed
Reed -This is the one we’ll have to explain the most, I imagine. First of all, yes, we do just like to be different. But also, why not pass on the name through the woman’s family? If there is a sense of loss with this, then I think it’s worth stopping to think about. It’s certainly not a rejection of the Youngs in any way, as Gus totally lucked out by being born to this family (Best. In-laws. Ever.). Also, I’m an only child while on Charles’ side we still have the virility of Richard on which to place all hope (no pressure). And finally, Charles just thinks that ‘Gus’ just sounds better with ‘Reed’ than with ‘Young.’
Vousden – An old Young family name. Charles’ middle name.
Buckminster – Visionary, designer, architect, poet, author, inventor and the original blogger
Gus – How can you not love the name Gus?
We had decided on most of this beforehand but we wanted to wait to get to know him a few days to make sure it fit him. I love that you have 60 days here in Australia to decide on names. Although, I’m surprised there aren’t more little ‘Poo Monster Smiths’ walking around.