Around 2:30 p.m., 9 August 2003, Eli Doran Barton was born.
What we've got here
|Weight:||7 pounds, 6 ounces (3.34 kilograms)|
|Length:||20 inches (50.8 centimeters)|
|Hair:||Lots - dark brown|
Christine and I experienced a lot of stress over the name of this child. Eli didn't get a name until a day after he was born.
When Eli was still in the womb, we gave him the nickname of “Lil' Harry” because we knew he'd be, well, at least a little hairy.
I think we had always planned on giving Eli the middle name Doran, but we couldn't decide on a first name. Some of the other names that made it into the final rounds of discussion included:
The name Eli is a Barton family name. My great-great-great-great-great grandfather was named Eli Barton. He was born in 1760 in New Britian Township, Bucks County, PA. He served in the Revolutionary War when he was 16 years old. He married Mary Roberts around 1790 and they had seven children, one of which was William Roberts Barton, from whom my family descended. Eli Barton died in November 1842 in Tuscarawa County, Ohio.
Here's how it works:
Eli Barton (b. 1760) | +--> William Roberts Barton (b. 1800) | +--> William Henry Barton (b. 1843) | +--> Thomas Benjamin Barton (b. 1874) | +--> Doran Warr Barton (b. 1902) | +--> William Thomas Barton (b. 1933) | +--> Doran Lynn Barton (b. 1972) | +--> Eli Doran Barton (b. 2003)
Here are some pictures associated with Eli's birth. As usual, click on the thumbnail or the links underneath the thumbnail to see larger versions.