Luke is the middle of 5 kids and all of them have Biblical names. He wanted to continue that tradition with his own kids, which I was completely on-board with as long as we could pick a name we agreed on. Other than it being a Biblical name, Luke didn't really have any other criteria. I, on the other hand, wanted a name that wasn't common, had a good meaning, and could have a nickname associated with it.
monthly pictures with a whale
We came up with a few boy names that we liked and kept coming back to them: Jeremiah, Thomas, Josiah, and Titus. We eventually settled on Thomas Luke, but Luke wasn't a huge fan of using his name as the middle name. The name Thomas means "twin", which has no significance to us, but I did like the idea of calling him Tommy. So we were settled on a name.
About a month before my due date, my mom and sisters threw me a baby shower. Back when we had officially found out we were having a boy, my sister had designed an invite for a baby shower for a boy with a little lighthouse. I loved the design and told her that I was all about whales for a baby boy. So she took out the lighthouse and added in a whale. Well, that ended up prompting quite a few people to buy clothing and blankets and even a laundry basket with whales on them. Even one of the three handmade blankets had a whale on it. And I loved it!
the invitation my sister designed
just the newborn sized whale clothes