I just wanted to do a fun little post lol. When you were picking names for your kids did you go through books and search or did you use family names? Dh and I decided to go with family names. My mom had a cousin who passed when she was a teenager and her name was Raquel. I thought it would be nice to have another Raquel name. For dd's middle names we used my moms middle name and my grandmas first name. I like hearing about how some picked out the names.
I never looked at names or thought about potential names when I was pregnant. I had to wait after my children were born before I would name them. I had to see them and hold them first. My dh actually named them, when he suggested their names, it fit them so well, they were meant to have those names...:)
First names were random no family relation. Middle names were family names.
My daughter's first name is after my older brother. He's not dead, just the most amazing person I've ever met. I saw her middle name in a book and looked it up. It means "strength", and I find that fitting, given her namesake.
May 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM
1st was originally going to be carson james which was a name the first of a lull boy I watched in daycare and james just went well with it, but then my lil sisters friend said he liked the name hayden I miss heard him as hayven and loved it middle is my bio dads middle name
2nd I've loved the name Landon since a walk to remember I had always planned on naming my son landon joel or landon carter, first dh hated name landon so second son for the name and we used my now dhs middle name instead of my middle names
May 2, 2013 at 9:38 AM
Our boys names were chosen because my DH is Italian and they are named after his Grandfathers and his two favorite uncles
May 2, 2013 at 9:39 AM
That is dd1's name too, just spelled Meghan. I have always loved that name. DD2 is Paige Alexis, picked after a friend who died, dd3 is Taylor, because dad liked it, and ds is Benjamin, because I love the song Bennie and the jets.
This is going to sound horrible but I honestly have no idea why I picked that one. Pulled it out of the air I think. I wanted Michael Scott or something like that but hubby wasn't fond of it ... his BFF at the time was named Scott. I did give son hubby's name as a middle name.