I'm not sure how much I have mentioned it on this blog in the past, but Phil has an older brother named Nicholas (for clarifying purposes, I have an older brother named Nicolas without the "h"). He died about 6 years ago in a car accident. I think he was almost 26 when he died.
We've always known that this little boy's middle name would be Nicholas, after the uncle that both he and I will never get to meet on Earth.
I met Phil the year after his brother had died. And while I haven't been around the family long enough to see all of the grieving, I have definitely seen a lot of it. As anyone can imagine, it has been a long process which I don't think has been made any easier with Phil's dad's Liver Cancer being in the picture.
Yesterday was Nick's birthday. He would have been 32. Every year for his birthday, Phil and I go out and have a nice steak dinner (since that is something his brother enjoyed doing). This year, his birthday falls on a night when we have our Bradley class, so our dinner had to be postponed.
So when it comes to Baby Janney's name, here's what we have so far:
_______ Nicholas Janney