Friday, March 26, 2010

Babybook Friday-baby names

Griffy just loves the beach. He loves playing with the sand. Oh he is going to be fun this summer on the beach!
Naming babies is the best isn't it? Boys names for me have always been the hardest though...Stephen was named after his dad...Will has his great great Grandfathers name which includes two middle names. When we found out we were having our 3rd boy it took us a while to name him. I love using family names...so we really thought about Jack..after my Dad. There are a MILLION Jacks out there. I love the  name Jack and I think if I were to ever have another baby and it was a boy it would be Jack...(sorry Dad!). Griffin's name came to us as Steve and I were walking on the beach last winter. We were thinking of family names and couldn't come up with anything....Steve asked what my Dad's mother's maiden name was and I stopped short. Griffin! And so it was. Thomas is his middle name...after Steve's grandmothers maiden name.

Now give me a girl and I could go to town naming her. Hannah was named not after a family member but a character in Little Women. Remember Hannah?..she helped take care of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy. Little Women is one of my favorite books and movie. Oh to live back then when a tangerine was a treat! Anyway, there is a family that was featured a few years back in Child magazine..(remember that magazine?). They were the cutest family. The mom had just given birth to their 7th baby and I LOVED all the kids names..especially the girls. I still have that issue and would look back at it from time to time. Well sure enough in this months issue of Country Living the family is featured again. They live in Nashville and the mom Kayce runs a clothing design business...really cute stuff! Their girls' names are Sophie, Charlotte, Olivia, Clare and Audrey. Oh do I love all those names! Even their dogs  names are cute...Jack and Lily...I love the name Phoebe and Isabel and Eleanor and Lizzie and Jane. Just Jane. Maybe that's why I didn't have any more girls..I could never come up with just one name.  Oh one more baby...


9 comments:

  1. Ooh yes, names! Love it. I have a this list and it contains a couple of gorgeous names in the top. Too bad to not use them...
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Great posts...names are so fun! Carl Malcolm is named after both great-grandfathers. Linnea Brooke....Linnea is close to my maiden name of Lindahl, and both grandmas had Lynne as a middle name, and Brooke, well my dh would say it's because he loves to fly fish. :) Sofia was a tough one...just loved the beautiful name and chose the Swedish spelling...Lillian after her great grandma, Isabella after her great grandma, and CaiHong (middle name) are two of her given names from the orphanage in China...meaning ranibow. Phew, that was a fun little chat! :)

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  3. Love this post. I could expound on how my kids were named, but I have so many that it would take forever ;). That being said, is this post an announcement of some kind?
    Just askin'.

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  4. I also have a harder time naming boys. I think you have a little more freedom with girls names. By the way-my oldest is Griffin. He is 15 and I still LOVE his name. I am preparing for #7 to arrive in 3 weeks or less and the gender is a surprise. I have lots of girl names but I am kind-of stuck on boys names. Oh well- I am sure I will come up with something

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  5. Good point! Girl names are so fun. My girl name list is a mile long but if I have another boy someday I might have to just flip a coin for it. (But I might put Griffin on that list. Such a strong and noble name)

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  6. Loved reading this. Both my kids have family names...love them!

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  7. If our baby #8 is a boy, I have no idea what he will be named. I've used 11 boy names (2 for each of my 5 boys, plus one for my eldest daughter who technically has a boy's first name...poor thing...at least her middle name is Elizabeth)

    I have 2 girl names I adore. So if it is a girl, I am in trouble. I constantly go back and forth between the two names.

    We keep the names a secret until after they are born. That way, I can see who she/he looks like.

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  8. I love love love thinking up baby names, and yes, the boys are always harder. I only have one girl, and of course I could think of a zillion girl names!

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