@BigT, @Wheelz - thanks for the welcome! It’s very cool to see my boy is famous!
@Beware of Doug- I hope not! His cousin (who is both younger and gestationally older) is named Theoden (and has Xavier as a middle name, incidentally), and is trouble enough!
@little*bit - actually, he’s mostly fed through a G-Tube, which ensures he gets all his calories (unlike many toddlers, picking through food, eating bird-like portions, and leaving the majority behind) and has caught up to his calendar age group. He’s very smart, too - at 31 months he was play-sipping a keurig K-cup (coffee cartridge) and saying “Ahhh, It’s exquisite.”
@BigT- yes, to a certain extent we thought about the X’s. For example, the wife absolutely forbade the name Xerxes Xander Xarya, as fun as it is to joke about having the initials XXX.
We were always going to give him 2 middle names, as it is a family tradition. Actually, we originally had a huge list of girl’s names, and just a few boy’s name. Originally we were thinking Corvin Evander Xarya (he could go by “Vin” if he wanted.) and then names like Lucien, Sebastian, Orion, Israfel came into play - Xerxes was originally almost more of a joke. My wife originally didn’t like it too much. However, when we saw the sonogram where we knew he was a he, we both independently knew. I was thinking “So, is that Xerxes?”, and after the tech walked out of the room, my wife turned to me and said, “What about Xerxes?”. Then it was just figuring out the middle names. He got three because we couldn’t decide, and they only give you and your drugged-up mate three days to decide and finalize the paperwork. We thought we had three months! So, XIOSX are his initials, and that combination is going to make awesome tattoos (think galaxies, yin/yangs, phi, and arrows) for my wife and I. Most importantly, we wanted a fragile little boy to have a big, strong name!