How did you pick your baby's names??

Holly - posted on 08/20/2010 ( 62 moms have responded )

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I just like to see all the names that people pick for their babies. Who picked the name? What is it and why did you pick it? My daughter's name is Syriana Nova. I picked her name and it was from a movie. I heard it and fall in love with it. She was born Oct. 26.

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Kimberly - posted on 09/10/2010

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My daughter's name is Sophie Aurora her Father named her completely. He picked Sophie from a baby book and Aurora came from a little girl he use to watch at a daycare he volunteer at that was just absolutely in love with him, and she was a foster child and he actually tried to go through the adoption process but it did not work out. But that is where her name came from :D Her name was actually going to be Addyson May for a while but in my 9th month I decided I wanted to change it :)

Belen - posted on 09/10/2010

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nmaing our son was a big task! My husband was so picky! He didn't like anything i came up with. So i let him come up with some names and then together decided on something we both liked. Our son is named Michael Drake and our daughter is Monique Ava.

Brittany - posted on 09/06/2010

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My son is Gage Alexander and he was born Oct. 5 2009. I had a good friend in college named Gage. While I was pregnant (before we knew the sex of the baby) I mentioned the name to my husband and he didn't like it because it was a guy friend of mine that he never met, but then my husband came back to me about a month later and admitted that the name had grown on him. Then when we found out it was definitely a boy we couldn't think of a middle name. One of my husbands brothers said "What about Alexander?" We liked it, and decided on it that day. : )



We wanted a name unique enough that it was unlikely another kid in his class would have the same name, but not so out there that no one would know how to pronounce it correctly. (And not something that could be shorted to something common. We thought about Micah, but that could be Mike for short.)

Wynsda - posted on 09/06/2010

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Since my first daughter's name started with an 'A' (A'Maiyah), I figured I'd just go with the next letter in the alphabet. After searching the internet, just to find all kinds of ugly names starting with a 'B', her father, jokingly suggested "Brooklynn". I loved it (instantly) but he hated it...until she was born and we learned it suited her perfectly...feisty!

Erica - posted on 09/05/2010

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We decided we wanted an Irish/Celtic name so we searched several websites until we found one we both liked that was uncommon in the US but fairly common in Ireland. We came up with Aislinn which is actually pronounced Eshling and means dream or vision. We know she will probably have a bit of a struggle with her name, but we don't mind if it's pronounced the way it's spelled and maybe she won't either.

Liz - posted on 09/05/2010

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Right on!!!! total fan of the unique naming!! :-) your child will always know when they are being called or spoken to. They are not just 'one of the pack'

Liz - posted on 09/05/2010

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For both of my girls I studied know name lists...I wanted to find them a name that was all their own. I picked names or spellings (as in the case of my oldest daughters middles name) that was not on any know list I could find, and that was the name I stuck with...I kinda upset my parents with naming that way though so i relented a little on my youngest s' middle name. =^_^=

Sally - posted on 09/03/2010

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We chose a boy name before we even got married. In my husband's family, the tradition is that the first son's middle name is the father's name. What sounds good in front of Brian? My mother in law got married aobut a year and a half before we did and my husband just mentioned in passing that it was sad that Jeff would never have a child of his own...Jeffrey sounds good in front of Brian so we have a boy name if we ever have a boy.
Girls are harder. My only requirement was that no one in my family have it I wasn't too thrilled with using a name a friend had used for their child either. Our first child was due in December so I wanted Noelle for one of the names if it was a girl, but that pregnancy didn't work out. My husband wanted something classic. As I come from a large Catholic family, Bible names were pretty much gone so we went to Shakespeare. I listed the names I liked for a first name and my husband chose from the list. Our oldest is Beatrice Noelle.
Bea was such an easy pregnancy and baby that I started teasing that our second child would be hell-on-wheels. Brian thought it would be funny to name a second daughter Margaret Helen. I don't like any of the nicknames for Margaret, but couldn't think of anything better. Then after I was pregnant again I found out that Eleanor and Helen are the same name just in different languages. Eleanor was our second choice for Bea. I chose Brianne for her middle name so we could have one named after daddy even without a boy, but when he started calling people to say she was born my husband told everyone her middle name was Brianna. I hadn't filled out the paperwork yet so changing one letter was no big deal.
Should we have another daughter, we're kicking around Margaret or Gertrude. I like Frances Margaret, but that is SUCH a nun name that I couldn't do that to a baby. :)

Krystal - posted on 09/03/2010

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When I was 13 I had a dog named Abigail that I loved very much and she died. I hung on to that name and my husband liked it as well to that is what we decided to name our daughter and then she got her middle name Jean because that is mine and my mother's and my grandma's on my dad's side middle names. There wasn't really another option.

Kristina - posted on 09/02/2010

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We had names picked out for our both girls during pregnancies, first one was to be Leyla, second - Zoya. But when each of them was born, somehow we thought the names didn't suit them :) Now our oldest is Darya, little one is Ariana :)

Kelly - posted on 09/02/2010

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my daughter is named Karma Kelly because I am Kelly and her dad is Kary Kelly, so Kelly is our connection and she is the Karma of Kelly. I picked the name, we wanted something with a K since we both share it, I actually heard it on..lol Toddlers and Tiaras..haha there was a girl named Karma and I thought..thats it!!

Laura - posted on 09/02/2010

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My son's name is Damon Caleb. We named him Damon after a good friend of ours passed away from cancer at only 30yrs old. He left behind his wife and 1 yr old son. We felt it would be a nice way to honor him by giving his name to our son.

My husband's family is really proud of their Irish heritage, so Caleb was chosen. We used that name in particular because it makes our son's initials "D.C." like the city my husband grew up in :)

Jannah - posted on 09/02/2010

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We also wanted something unique. We actually found our son's name, Maddox, on a baby name finder site. It was the first name we saw and the one we had picked out.

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1st child - boy is Colby Edan. Colby because I wanted a good ole English name I guess, but Edan is anagram for Dean....which is his Grandfather's name, and my husbands middle name. It also means fire....and he is full of fire, so very apt.

2nd child - girl. Alaina Jordyn. Alaina after my favourite literary heroine in Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. a very strong female character....but very much a lady. It also means "dear child". And Jordyn as in river of life.

And we thought we were done....but alone came #3. and with great difficulty too. we almost lost her so many times. I ended up in the hospital for 5 weeks for per-term labour risk, and then on bed rest for the remainder. I was afraid to pick a name....I didn't think I would be coming home with a baby. I would look through the old worn Baby Name book....I like this, I don't like that, this is cute....but I wouldn't pick and would eventually put it down. But one day I picked it up and went straight to the back....and there it was. Zoe....life delivered. give ya chills? me too. So there it was, and I just trusted God that she would arrive safe and sound. On Oct. 28th she did.....Zoey Grace.....because I believe by His Grace, she came to be.

Susan - posted on 09/01/2010

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my daughters name is Leah Carlene,,, Leah because I just love the name ( and my husband thinks it is because I use to watch Jon and Kate plus 8 ) ( BUT ITS NOT ) and her middle name Carlene is because that is my grandmothers middle name, and I think it is beautiful

Nadezhda - posted on 09/01/2010

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my son is named after his grandfather (the father of my husband. His name is Ivan which corresponds to English "John")

Janice - posted on 09/01/2010

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my daughter's name is Hannah Jedidiah.
Hannah - Samuel's mother
Jedidiah - Solomons name which means Beloved by God

Heather - posted on 08/31/2010

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My son Hazen Layne. Hazen was his great grandfather's name. I loved it when I heard it. Layne came when my husband and I were listening to Alice in Chains on a road trip back to see the family.

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My daughters are Emma Marie and Ella Louise. Emma was named after my grandmother. Her middle name is the same as her great grand-mother, her grandmother, and myself. Since my girls are twins I wanted the second name to sound nice with Emma. I liked the Emma-Ella combo. Ella's second name is her other grandmother's name.

Suri - posted on 08/31/2010

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I have a Little boy and his name is Nixon. Its actually a watch brand. We both fell in love with it. His birthday is Oct 19

Jessica - posted on 08/31/2010

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Our son's name is Cash Robert...we love Johnny Cash and my husbands middle name is also Robert! Plus, we have loved the name Cash 3 years before our son was ever born!

Victoria - posted on 08/31/2010

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My daughter is my second child. My husband and I have very different taste in names and we disagreed constantly. Since we ended up going with his pick for our son, I "told" him that I got to pick this "ones" first name.
We were at the movie theatre when Miley Cyrus' song "the climb" was played. I just loved that song. I thought to myself, "what inspiring words for a young girl". So from then on I was hooked on the name Miley. Oh, I was not with out my criteria of course. I didn't want a name that could be shortened, because that happened to me my whole life and to this day people don't call me by my real name. I wanted it to sound really girly and look girly. We didn't pick the middle names until I was in labour. I had always liked grace but the flow just didn't sound right. So, since our daughter was to be the first granddaughter on both sides I suggested we use our mom's middle names and that was how we named Miley Louise Patricia on Oct. 8.

Bobbi - posted on 08/30/2010

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My daughter's name was an amazing decision. I had never told her dad what name I wanted and told him to choose. When he came back with only one name, it was the name I had always wanted. Isabelle. Our daughter was born on October 11, 2009. Her middle name was going to be Rose, named after my grandma, but my cousins had used Rose as a first name for one, and a middle name for another. So one day while listening to the T.V. I heard the name Ava, so Isabelle Ava was the name to be. Good thing we had a girl, because we could not think of any boys names what-so-ever.

Donna - posted on 08/30/2010

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Since the baby was getting my husband's last name, and the baby was getting my husband's mother's name as a middle name, I get to pick the first name...without question. I further punctuated this "rule" by stating that I carried her, I get to name her. So the baby's name is Lila Marthese. Lila because I like the name. Marthese is my husband's mother's name and it's pronounced Mar-tess. It is a Maltese name and it is a combination name: Mary Teresa.

Erin - posted on 08/30/2010

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My son Daniel Jay Ingersoll, was born on Oct. 11th. My husband and I had a hard time finding a more traditional name. My husband wanted a name that could have a nickname. (My husband's name is John and his family calls him Johnny) But we also wanted to find a name that there wasn't already any in his family. So we found Daniel.
Jay is in honor of my mother who passed away in 2008, Susan Jaye Egnaczyk. We dropped the 'e' to make it more for a boy. It also keeps with my family's tradition of using grandparents middle names. My grandma was Sylvia Marie and i am Erin Marie.

Monica - posted on 08/29/2010

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My son's name is Martin Bailey, the name Martin was passed down as a middle name on my dad's side of the family for 5 generations... i wanted to continue the tradition, but my son wouldnt have the same last name so i thought i would make it his first name instead of his middle name... now his middle name was difficult, i wanted to continue another tradition within my own generation, of naming the first born after my grandpa Lee, but i didn't like Martin Lee as a name so i tried to find a name that ended with Lee, and finally settled on Martin BaiLee... but when my sister stole the name for her daughter every time i saw it spelled BaiLee it looked too feminie (for the record I did tell my sister she could take the name cause I had been told I was having a girl and wouldn't need it)... so i changed the spelling to Bailey.

Jami - posted on 08/29/2010

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My sons name is Brinks James Kirby. When we found out we were havng a boy my husband wanted to name him Yogi after Yogi Berra(sp), but I was absolutely against it. We looked for names for ever it seems like. We were on a trip in Indianapolis IN and we were at a tire shop and the guy that sold us our new tires name was Brinx. We finally decided on that name because we had never heard of it before and we didn't want a common name. I still have never heard of that name except for my sons.

Kayla - posted on 08/29/2010

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My sons name is Connor, when i was young I watched Buffy and Angel. Well Angel has a son and his name is Connor and ever since i saw that show ive wanted that name for one of my children

Jaimie - posted on 08/29/2010

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I wanted something old fashioned, beautiful, and i didn't want to name my daughter after someone else. she is an individual and she should have her own name. Not named after someone else. Annabelle Rose Craig is her name. =)

Tracey - posted on 08/29/2010

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My daughter was born on October 3, and we named her Maya Teresa (Teresa after my grandmother who passed away).
Maya means Illusion or enchantment.
Had 3 names picked out for her, but when I first saw her after giving birth, I knew she was Maya xx

Suzy - posted on 08/29/2010

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We wanted something strong that couldn't be made into a nickname. My first name is Suzanne and there are so many nicknames that I hated! Our last name is long so we wanted to keep the first name short as well. We went with Cade. I am a substitute teacher and had heard it in one of my classes and loved it. We went with Cade Adam as the middle name is my hubby's first name. It is a little different and some people don't know when I say it but we love it and it fits him :)

Emma - posted on 08/28/2010

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hi my babys sperm doner (patner) at the time n i picked sienna pamela cause we bothed agred on it i wnted call my daughter mia pamela but my partner at the time didnt like the name mia so we both looked threw bab name book n picked sienna n pamela is my nans name as she passed away 1 yr ago n i wnted hv her name in my daughters name

Tiffany - posted on 08/28/2010

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My daughters name is Amaya Brielle. I have always loved the name Amaya (it means night rain in Japanese) and we looked for middle names with spiritual meaning. Brielle means servant to God. We loved that name too! We didn't decide until I was about 7 months pregnant whether we were going to do Amaya Brielle, or Brielle Rose...but in the end we knew Amaya Brielle is what we wanted. We're trying for a baby again in November, and if it's a girl her name will be Elliana Rose. No agreement on boys names yet lol.

Ashleigh - posted on 08/28/2010

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We named our son Ashton James - Ashton because i really liked the name (and as everyone pointed out after his arrival it was like my name and my fiance's name put together as his name is Justin, although we didnt even think of that when we named him) and James is my brother's name, as well as many other family member's middle name. Originally, until about a month before our due date, he was going to be Jayden James, but then decided on Ashton :) Ashton was born on 9th October 2009.

Carly - posted on 08/28/2010

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My partner and i couldnt come up with any boys names that we both liked in the end it was coming down to Devon or Logan until my partner said he liked the named Tyler. I wanted to name him Tyler Dean after my father but my partner wanted Anthony after himself. when my son was born i decided on Tyler and my partner decided on Dean as the middle name. My partner decided to call my son after Brad Pitts character in FightClub Tyler Durden

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Our little girl was born on Oct. 22nd. My husband and I were just reading through a baby name book, pointing to names we liked. He's a "Sarah" and "Elizabeth" sort of guy, I'm more into "Hester" or "Zipporah". Anyway, as I was scanning the "C" page, I asked, "How about Clementine?" thinking for sure that was too weird for him. But he said yeah, he liked it! From that moment I knew if we had a girl she would be Clementine. It means "Mercy" or "Merciful" in Latin, and we thought that fit well with our other daughter's name, Grace. Also, it just sounds beautiful, it's old-fashioned but not ultra-common, but also not too weird or unpronounceable. (We say it with a "tine", not "teen" at the end).

Clementine's middle name is "Grace", which is her older sister's name. There are 10 years and 3 boys in between our 2 girls, so we wanted to "link" them together in name, just as they are linked together in heart. ♥

Amy - posted on 08/27/2010

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Well soon as I found out I was pregnant I liked the name Andrew Michael and thats what I wanted but my husband didnt like it so the whole pregnancy we couldnt agree on a name and we still hadnt even picked one when we were headed to the hospital I mean secretly I was putting Andrew michael on the birth certificate whether he liked it or not lol but he had kinda forgotten about the name I picked since I hadnt brought it up since the first day so after our son was born my husband was like what do you think about Andrew Michael and all i said was I love it....even if I told him thats what I wanted in the first place he wouldn't have believed me lol so the reason I wanted those names was Andrew is my husbands middle and Michael is my fathers name but my husband filled out the certificate and spelt Michael "Micheal" so yea its a little different

Tillie - posted on 08/26/2010

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Hi my son is named Amos - I hadn't found out the sex of my child and was convinced I was having a girl who would have been named Joy. Amos was named a birth I had never considered it during my pregnancy I haven't met many others I love his name and think that he chose it

Carrie - posted on 08/26/2010

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Because I picked the first name for my my first, Gabriel, and my husband picked the middle, Monrowe, we decided that if it was a boy my husband would pick the first and I picked the middle. My husband picked Gavin and I picked Mace. Gavin is because it starts with a G and Mace because it is my mom maiden name and there is no one to carry it on. Now they are both GMB.

Tricia - posted on 08/26/2010

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my littlr one is kaylee marie . i picked it and had it picked since i was little=)

Jenny - posted on 08/26/2010

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I picked my son's name, Reid. It was my husband's favorite Grandpa's name and I was surprised my hubby hadn't suggested it. When I did his face lit up and he said, "Are you serious? I'd love to name my son after my grandpa." I think he thought it'd hurt my feelings if we didn't do something more neutral. I love it though. Good name to grow with him. Before that we'd had a completely different name picked out for 6 years while we waited to start our family. So glad we switched.

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We wanted something unique as there are so many interesting beautiful words out there that could be great names. I'm always amazed that people are still giving their kids the same old names we've all known over and over again. That way the kid becomes one of many instead of something more unusual and memorable. We wanted a name that was vibrant and had a positive meaning. We also like the way the letters look together. I always used to play the name game with my husband ,coming up with all sorts of ideas often when we were driving together. I just came up with it and he loved it. So has everyone else! :)
Our baby girl is named Viva!

Peita - posted on 08/25/2010

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My eldest is a boy and his name is Logan Ryan. Logan came from X-men lol, it's wolverines name and it was the only boys name we could agree on, Ryan was just a name we thought sounded nice with Logan!

My second child is a girl named Sarah Louise - Sarah hass always been a favourite of mine and Louise is my middle name!

My third child is Alice Grace! She was wasn't named until she was 4 days old, I was induced early and we just weren't ready for her! I had a few names picked out, Grace was one and Emily another, my husband decide on a few names he liked and Emily, Grace and Alice were on his list and I decided I liked Alice too! We said to my older 2 childdren, do you like the name Alice Grace or Emily Grace, they picked Alice and that is what she got, I loved having my kids decide the finally name, it made them feel really important :-)

Cheryl - posted on 08/25/2010

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My son's name is Russell Charles. Both names come from my side of the family. My husband and I like names that have been in the family. My husband came up with his middle name which is after my dad, whose name is Charles. The first name is a longer story. My brother, who was 17 years older than I am, had a friend when I was little whose nickname was Rusty. Rusty was like another brother to me. He used to let me sit on his lap and pull his beard (he loved kids). Unfortunately, Rusty died two weeks before his 25th birthday of a heart aneurism. Russell's first name was kept secret until he was born. My first words after my son was born were to my mother saying, "Mom, his name is Russell." She was silent for a moment and then said, "Okay." I found out later when my brother heard that I had named my son after his best friend, he cried. He then called Rusty's mom and told her, and they cried together. Rusty was a special guy to all of us in one way or another. Another unfortunate tragedy is that my brother passed away in May after a car fell on him as he tried to fix it. We think he is my son's guardian angel now. My son is full of great men, my brother, my brother's best friend, my father, and my husband. :`) He is going to be one great guy himself one day. I know it!

Kristen - posted on 08/25/2010

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My son's name is Arturo Ezra...i wanted to name him after his dad & grandpa, so he's now the third Arturo in the family :) But i also wanted to give him a Biblical name, like my older two kids. That was very important to me, and Ezra is a name i have always loved, and his dad loved it too, so that worked out great! (and he actually didn't want to name our son after himself at first, cuz he just wasn't really into that, having the same name as him, but i thought it would be special, having his dad and grandpa's name, and all along we planned to have him go by Ezra, so his dad liked the idea, and now he's really glad that his son is named after him :)

Kim - posted on 08/25/2010

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We named our daughter Vera Mackenzie. We had three names picked out, the others being Keleah and Willow. When Vera was born we spoke to her with all three names on and off, and Vera was the one she was consistently receptive to, and we absolutely adore her name. It flows.

Dayna - posted on 08/25/2010

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My sons name is Xavier (we pronounce the X too) Andrew. It was one of the few names that we had both liked since I found out I was pregnant and it just kind of stuck. Andrew coz thats his dads first name and my dads middle name so it fitted for us. Xavy was born Oct 13th and we still love his name...

Lindsay - posted on 08/25/2010

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my daughters name is sarah elizabeth, sarah is my middle name, and elizabeth is my grandmas first name, and my son is william daniel, william is my husbands middle name, and then daniel is for my dad:)

Sarah Jane - posted on 08/25/2010

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Our son is George Charles Ignacio, George & Charles after each of our grandfathers, and Ignacio because we live in Spain at the mo. We thought it might be useful if we still lived here when he was older and he wanted a slightly more Spanish name. It can also be shortened to Nacho, which is really cute.

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