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December 15th, 2009 04:20 PM #1Junior Member
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How did you come up with your babies name??
I am just curious to see all the different ways people made their decisions when naming their babies.
My daughter is Kaylee Lynn yes verry common now but when we named her we had only known of one other Kaylee...well we decided on Kaylee b/c my MIL's middle name is Kay, my sister's middle name is Leigh and my mothers middle name is Lynn. So we decided not to spell her name with the leigh so we did Kaylee Lynn
Now we have decided to go with Garick for our son...my husbands dad and my dad went/go by Rick so we wanted something with "Rick" in it. I was going through name book for boys and I saw Garrick at first I did not like it but we just kept coming back to the name and we LOVE it now.
June 24th, 2012 12:54 AM #3Junior Member
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June 24th, 2012 03:08 AM #5
Since I was around 8 years old, I always had names in mind that I wanted to name a future son and daughter. After so many years of planning what to name my children someday, I find it ironic that both of my sons ended up with names that my husband suggested. I didn't use ANY of my original favorite boy names.
I've written about this in a past thread, but I'll tell the story again:
Child #1: When expecting our first child, we learned we were having a boy. Amidst the joy of starting our family, I was dismayed to find that my husband vetoed ALL my favorite boy names, and, likewise, I didn't care for the names he suggested. After a while, the situation began to feel a little hopeless until one day he said, "What about Daniel?" I had never taken much notice of the name before, but I had to admit that I loved the way Daniel sounded, it's solid history, it's Biblical roots, and it was a very handsome, strong name. I was sold. For a middle name, my husband asked if we could use his father's middle name, Glen. I always thought it was a nice name, and it flowed well with Daniel. (I feel that the hard G sound in Glen is manly and does a good job of separating the two Ls in the combo of Daniel Glen.) // I didn't realize that the name Daniel was so popular at the time, but, fortunately, my son (who is now a teenager) was the only Daniel in his class all the way through elementary school and currently just knows two or three others with the name at school.
Child #2: When we found out we were expecting a second boy, I was worried that my husband and I were never going to be able to pull off another miracle of agreeing on a boy's name. Once again, we each vetoed the others' suggestions until one day my husband said, "What about Timothy?" I had never seriously considered the name before, but I realized I always had high regard for the name. I loved each syllable, and liked the idea of using another Bible name. Any reservations I had quickly vanished, and I've found the name to be perfect for my younger son. For his middle name, I wanted to keep a promise I made to my maternal grandfather when I was a teenager. The last time I saw my grandfather, I told him that I would name a son after him someday. So, ever after, I planned and hoped to give a son the middle name August. Unfortunately, I made that promise without considering that my future husband would have to be on board with the name. My husband turned down August. Instead, we used a name with the same origin as August, that being Austin. (Austin is a medieval short form of Augustine, derived from Augustus.) Thus, our second son is Timothy Austin.
Child #3: Fortunately, naming our third child turned out to be a piece of cake. A few years before I met my husband, I concluded that I wanted my future daughter's name to be Rebecca. First of all, I loved the way it sounded. The name was not very popular when I was growing up. None of my relatives had the name, and I was only aware of an occasional Becky and one Becca in my school. I found the literary references to be enchanting. I also loved it's ancient origins going back to Old Testament times. It's been used in America since the Pilgrims. The impression I had from the name was of a pioneer girl (ala "Little House on the Prairie") wearing a sunbonnet and running through a flowery meadow. I was so relieved that my husband loved the name Rebecca too. // I did not mention it to my husband, but during the pregnancy, I briefly went through a phase of considering an M name. My late mother's name was 'Mary Jane.' Also, my maternal grandmother (whom I was named after) had an Mar- name. (I later learned that all my known direct maternal ancestors had a first or middle name starting with M.) The only M name I liked enough to consider was Marissa. It was tempting to keep the M name tradition going, but I realized that I liked the name Rebecca more, and it seemed unrealistic to expect a tradition of M names to continue indefinitely. // For my daughter's middle name, there was never any question. It was always destined to be Jane. As I mentioned, my mother was 'Mary Jane,' and she passed Jane on to me as my middle name.
I look forward to reading more stories of how others chose their children's names!Mother of three teenagers: (1) Daniel Glen, (2) Timothy Austin, and (3) Rebecca Jane... all middle names honor family... 3rd generation mn Jane. (A second girl would have been Susanna Eve and a third boy, maybe Isaac...)