Why did you name your child(ren) what you named them?

Kim - posted on 03/24/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )

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We picked Kyndall Elaine for our DD. We got Kyndall from awhile back when we heard it while I was going to school and just feel in love with it. Elaine came from my grandma, mom, and me. She is the 4th generation with that middle name.

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Lilian came from the fact that my favorite flower is the Lily. I liked the old fashioned way of spelling it. The double L also makes me go cross eyed when typed. Her middle name Ivy came as a weird epiphany one day. I was at the zoo, and thinking "oh the ivy sure is pretty this year."

I actually like that is sounds like Lily and Ivy.

Tracy - posted on 03/29/2009

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My oldest son is Jackson Alexander. My husband loved the name Jack and we added the 'son' to make it a little more formal. Our youngest son is Grant Christopher. He was going to be Grant Zachary, but we found out about a week before I gave birth that my husbands resently deceased father's confermation name was Christopher and it sounded perfect. I must add that my children were not intentionally named after presidents :) We fell in love with the name Grant and then realized it was also a presidents name and shrugged our shoulders and said 'oh well'.

Janet - posted on 03/29/2009

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i named my son jack before he was born even though i didn't no what sex he was. didn't like calling him it so a friend at work would ask how jack was and it just seemed right to call him jack after he was born. raymond is after his grandad.

Clare - posted on 03/29/2009

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My son's name is Kyle i liked  the name after watching terminator for the first time Kyle Reese was the human sent back from the future.



My partner would say my son's name came from Kyle in south park.



My daughers name is Ria i heard the name for the first time when we were on holiday years ago i just liked the name. Ria is orginated from Spanish meaning Water loving and Hindi origin meaning a singer.

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We named our daughter Matilda Tennessee. We both liked Matilda before she was born and when she arrived on Australia Day we thought it was perfect. Tennessee was my husband choice because he lived there and considers his friends there like family. Plus we thought it was pretty unique. Our son is called Jack Francis, Jack after my husbands grandfather and Francis is a family middle name.

Jennie - posted on 03/28/2009

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I named my daughter Maisie Taylour because I wanted her not to have to go through life like me where at 31 I am still called Jennie B.  because there are 5 in your jennies in your class.

Jackie - posted on 03/28/2009

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We named our daughter Emma Ann. I had gone through the baby book of names and written down all the names i liked and i had my husband do the same thing. Emma was one of the names on his list. Thats how we picked her first name. I always knew if i had a girl her middle name would be Ann. My great grandmothers name was Ann, my grandmothers middle name is Ann, my mothers middle name is Ann, my middle name is Ann, and now Emma's middle name is Ann. She's the fifth generation to have the middle name Ann.

Barbara - posted on 03/28/2009

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Our son is named Blackbird James Sterlin.  Blackbird for the Beatles song, James for my father, and Sterlin for my husband's grandfather.  I know it's a funny name, but we thought "Most Wonderful Thing In The Whole Wide World James Sterlin" was a little too long so we went with Blackbird instead.

Cherie - posted on 03/28/2009

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I named my daughter Indianna Skye. I actually heard a lady in the shopping centre telling her daughter off & once i heard the name i loved it. I cant stand the Indianna Jones movies so it had nothing to do with that. And with her middle name, i was actually looking at a picture of a sunset in a frame shop the first time i felt her kick, so Skye sounded perfect & now it has some meaning behind it.

Teronda - posted on 03/28/2009

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My daughter's name is Te'Ahjza and it means unique and no other like you.We all her Te'Ah and there is no other like her, I Love her so much:)

Melissa - posted on 03/28/2009

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My little baby girl will be Rowan Ruth. Ruth is after my Granny who died a year ago around the time she will be born. She helped raise me and was a huge part of my life. She wanted to much for me to have a child but unfortunately did not live to see it. I wanted to honor her in some way so I said from the time I got pregnant if it was a girl I would name her something Ruth. As for Rowan my husband and I wanted something unusual but that was easy to say and spell. It was also important that we like the meaning and that it reflect our heritage. Rowan is a tree that grows in England where my husband is from. I have a mythological name and Rowan is also one. In Norse mythology there is a legend that says the first man and woman were created from trees. The man from an Ash tree the woman from an Elm in some versions in other versions from a Rowan tree. It seemed like fate. If our child had been a boy we had planned to name him Ashton which mean from the Ash tree because it is my mother in law's maiden name. So we chose Rowan since the baby was a girl. We both love nature and as I am mostly German the Norse legends are part of my heritage. It is a long answer but you asked!

Melissa - posted on 03/28/2009

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Keira Elizabeth: Keira as in Keira Knightly (My husband heard the name and loved it) and you can't really shorten her name. Elizabeth is a Bible name.
Zachary Aloysius: I got to choose his name! I think it is a strong name, and I can shorten his name to Zach. Aloysius is my husband's name, his uncle's name, and grandfathers name, and it is a Bible name.

Maureen - posted on 03/28/2009

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Our son is named Aidan Stuart. Both my hubby and I have full Irish maternal grandmothers we adored. We wanted to pick a gaelic name and decided on Aidan. I grew up Catholic and the a instead of e in the name denotes catholics ( or so I'm told ). But, we can't believe how many people have a hard time spelling this name ! My husband's second name is Stuart and so is his father's second name.

So its' now 3rd generation ! I have no idea why the name started.

Ashley - posted on 03/28/2009

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my sons name is Jackson Nicholas.....Jackson was a name my mom suggested when i was pregnant and we both really liked it. Nicholas is after his father....his name is Nikolai and in Russia the kids (boy or girl) automatically get the fathers name as a middle name. His middle name was supposed to be Alexander (just because we liked it and thought it went nice together) but his mother decided to give me a hard time when i was in labour about the middle name and it ended up being changed on me!..:(.of course my bf ended up giving in to her!. i am currently pregnant with another boy and his name will be Preston Lee. no reason for the name i just really like it!

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Quoting Emma:



i named my son jacob. as soon as i seen him after giving birth i reconed he looked like a jacob :)






And yes, your son DOES look like a Jacob!  Sooo cute and chubby!!!

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Quoting Emma:



i named my son jacob. as soon as i seen him after giving birth i reconed he looked like a jacob :)






I have a Jacob too.  Jacob is for my Uncle who raised me.  And his middle name is Thomas, also his Daddy's and Grandpa's middle name :) 

Emma - posted on 03/28/2009

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i named my son jacob. as soon as i seen him after giving birth i reconed he looked like a jacob :)

Brandy - posted on 03/25/2009

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My husband picked my first twin daughter's name, it is Vala Lee. Vala came from Valla M'lderane (sp?) from Stargate SG 1 the series, and Lee is his mother's middle name and also my middle name. My second twin daughter's name is Vandy Adele. Vandy is from my mom's name being Sandy, my name being Brandy, so her name became Vandy (v to match her sister) and Adele was my grandmother's name who had passed away before they were born.

Tiffany - posted on 03/25/2009

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My son's name is Isaac Daniel. We got the name Isaac from a friend of my husband's that passed away. Daniel is my husband's first name. In his family the father's first name is the first son's middle name.
My daughter's name is Whitney Ann. She was named after two friends of mine that passed away in a car crash. My friends names were Whitney Nicole and Lacey Ann. We thought Ann would sound better as a middle name to Whitney and still be able to name her after Lacey.

Emily - posted on 03/25/2009

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Both of my kids' first and middle names were ones we liked- neither are family names or anything like that.

Caroline - posted on 03/25/2009

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Jeremy (my favorite composer Jerome Kern/ Jeremiah the prophet), Glenn (his father's first name)
Samuel (Old Testament/he LOOKED like a Samuel), Edward (Granddad's middle name)
Alanna (Celtic - dad's family is Irish), Joy (lady who was very good to me as a child)
My husband's entire family, from his generation back, carries down family names. I have a niece whose father made her name up. My sister is the 3rd generation Kathleen, with different middle names (very confusing). My dad came up with my names when calling family to tell them I had arrived! We have a friend who's child was born in Dec. Her name is Winter Noelle!

Hope - posted on 03/25/2009

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My 13 year old son's name is McCager pronounces Mac-cage-er.   Looking into family history, this is my husband's great-great-grandfather's name.  We saw it and we liked it.  We call my son Mac or Mackie.  His middle name is the grandfather's last name-Roberts, but we dropped the "s".  We couldn't find anything else we liked with the name.  My younger son's name is Mason Evan.  I have always liked the name Mason.  Evan came from my and my husband's grandmother's maiden names "Evans".  We again, dropped the "s".  No, the grandmother's were no relation.  My siblings and my husbands siblings have almost always used family names to name thier children.  It's a nice way to honor them.

~Jennifer - posted on 03/25/2009

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My son's name is a combination of his (Samoan)  father's and grandfather's name. Peter Letoa Fanene( pronounced :  lay- toe-uh  fah-nin-nee)  ....Peter Fanene  was his grandfather and was a High Paramount Chief of Samoa.  (in Samoan it would be Pita Fanene)  and his father's name is Letoa Fanene.  The name was chosen by my husband's Uncle Afa. (My husband's father had passed away, otherwise he would have chosen the name.)



My daughter is Autumn Kyleigh.  Autumn was the first name we both suggested to each other which made it REALLY easy (lol), and Kyleigh was my choice because I was getting something Irish in one of my kid's names since the Samoan tradition had already been  'satisfied' in the naming of my son. 



Our last name is Maivia. (my-vee-uh)

Jolene - posted on 03/24/2009

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My daughters name is Azara June. My fiance and myself originally chose Zara. I told my mom the name and she said it would sound prettier with an A. We ended up liking that better! June is my fiances mothers middle name. We chose that as the middle name just because before we knew the sex we agreed if it was a boy it would have my dads middle, and if it was a girl his moms middle.

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