The boys have come up with a nickname for Kobe already. Supposedly it is 'The Kobester'. Harri thinks it is so funny when he calls him it.
A lot of people have been asking about his name and how we came up with it. For those people we haven't seen or spoken to, it is pronounced with the long E on the end. I have been getting a few people not sure how it is pronounced.
Back in December I was just suggesting names randomly - didn't necessarily love particular names, but I would say 'what about ....?' to just see what Aaron would think of certain names. I thought of the name 'Toby' and realised that my friend Naomi (who is also a King) has a son named Toby, so I knew that wouldn't work. From there I just said 'what about the name Kobe?'. I remember the day clearly as it was when we were going to Grindelwald to play mini golf with the boys.
As soon as I said 'Kobe', Aaron and Jay both straight away said 'yes!', and were really happy with the name from the start. I wasn't really serious about it, but when I saw how much they loved it I thought about it more and it grew on me. Not long after Aaron said he thought that the middle name 'James' sounded good with it, and I agreed. We wanted a name that was a little different, but not too different. The only Kobe I knew of was Kobe Bryant (NBA basketball player) and Aaron hates him, but liked the name, so it stuck.
Unfortunately for Jim and Kristen it turned out to be the exact same name (including middle name!) that they were going to give Nyah if she were a boy, and it was going to be their first son's name. Sorry guys! What do they say - first in best dressed. Goes to show they have great taste :)