I posted a consultation for Katy and her husband a few months ago, and Katy has let me know her little guy has arrived and been given the fantastic name … James Patrick Albert!
“Our new baby boy, James Patrick Albert, arrived on April 22, and I’m finally coming up for enough air to shoot you an email!
Our name choice will come as no shock to you, I’m sure. In the end, and after several clear signs from the Holy Spirit (including my near rear-ending of a pick-up truck with a ‘James the Greater Catholic Church’ bumper sticker on it a week before the baby arrived and my responding with ‘OK, God, I hear you!’), ‘James’ was God’s choice. We loved your suggestion of Jamie as a nickname and, like the family you mentioned you knew, are calling him Jamie at home/as a family pet name, kind of like how we call our daughter Amelia ‘Mellie’ around the house.
James was baptized last weekend with all three names, which Hubby, who was unsure of the three-name thing, has come to love! We all love our little ‘Jamie-James,’ as my kids call him!”
I just love all of this so much — what a handsome, meaningful name! And Jamie as the family nickname is so sweet and affectionate!
Congratulations to Katy and her husband and big siblings Jack, Amelia, Tim, and Andrew, and happy birthday sweet Baby James!!
James Patrick Albert with his sister and brothers ❤
My book, Catholic Baby Names for Girls and Boys: Over 250 Ways to Honor Our Lady (Marian Press, 2018), is available to order from ShopMercy.org and Amazon (not affiliate links) — perfect for the expectant parents, name enthusiasts, and lovers of Our Lady in your life!