Friday, February 3, 2012

Nothing To Do With Being an Author

It's time for a post that has nothing to do with being an author and everything to do with being a mother. Last week my husband David and I welcomed our third son into the world and named him Marcus Jasper Spears. When the twins were born, David wrote a very eloquent post about the reasons behind the names he chose for them. This time I had the privilege of choosing Marcus Jasper's name, and the reason behind it is simply this: I chose it because I liked it.

It did help that I spent all last summer devouring the Marcus Didius Falco novels, by Lindsey Davis. And the fact that Jasper Fforde is one of my favorite authors may have contributed in some minute way. But mostly, it was just a name that appealed to my aesthetic sense. Here are a few pictures of boy number three, all courtesy of Aunt Amy's exceptional photographic skills.

One day old - chubby and sleepy

An attempt at a family picture

Adam - Marcus - Oliver

Did I mention that he weighed 10 pounds at birth?

Welcome to the family, Marcus Jasper. Maybe Mommy can get some writing done once life around here settles down.


  1. He's adorable! Congrats! :-)
    I love the pic of all the sweet little toes. <3

  2. I was recently honored by the fact that a friend of mine was reading Song of the Nile in the hospital during labor and decided to give her baby the middle name of Alexander because of it!

  3. Thanks, Johanna!

    And Stephanie, that is indeed an honor! You're pretty much that child's godmother now. :-)

  4. He is adorable!! Congratulations!


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