Part of the adoption process involves changing the boys name so that we are all "Moores." This happens as a natural consequence of the adoption and the reasons it happens are simple to understand. Well, we think they are, anyway...
Another name change that can happen is that, if they want to, a child can change their first and middle names as well. There are many reasons to do this and many reasons to not do this but it is something that we talked about with the boys. We wanted to give them an opportunity to do so if they wished.
Zach actually goes by his middle name and does not use his first name. As Mike can attest to, using your middle name can lead to a lot of confusion and misunderstanding. So we talked to Zach about making Zachary his first name and coming up with a new middle name.
Sean has never liked his middle name and so we talked to him about changing his middle name.
After a rather brief conversation, they both agreed they wanted to change their names.
If we'd had a biological boy, we were going to give him the first name Potter, Kerri's maiden name and in honor of her dad and grandfather. Their are no male heirs in the Potter family and Kerri's dad is the last male to have that last name in his branch of the family tree.
Although it wasn't as important to us, we thought it would be nice if one of the boys would take Mike's middle name, Michael, and use it as well.
We are very pleased to announce the names of our two sons: Zachary Potter Moore and Sean Michael Moore.
We are two very proud parents!