What Do You Think? Baby Names
March 15, 2013 58 Comments
As previously mentioned in the post I did on ultrasounds, we found out the genders of our children before their births. With that knowledge, we were able to choose their names months in advance (not that we couldn’t have just chosen both a boy & a girl name…), but it helped us to become even more connected with them and it made them all the more “real”.
◊ With our daughter, it was pretty easy to choose her name. My husband was quite sure he wanted to name her after me, and I loved his late mother’s first name, Marguerite, so we named her Valerie Marguerite. We call her Maggie. I love her name.
◊ Our first son was a little more challenging. We fairly quickly decided upon his first name, Joshua, but his middle name we played around with a bit more. I liked Daniel but my husband knew a kid he didn’t care for named that, growing up, so ya know – that was out! ha But then we tried out his father & brother’s name, Theodore, and it was perfect! Joshua Theodore. He totally fits his name. Or, it fits him.
◊ Our second son’s name was very hard for us to choose! I’m not sure why, but we couldn’t seem to come up with one! We tried out all sorts of names. I really like certain ones, but they’re not my children’s names for some reason. A perfect example is Owen. I love this name! But, alas, it is not meant to be. I tried and tried to make it work, but nope! And then it happened. One day I was reading the Bible and the name Samuel (and the story of how earnestly he was desired by his mother!) stood out to me as the perfect name for him! I ran it by my husband and he loved it too. Then we had to choose a middle name. We chose my late father’s middle name, Frederick. So, his name is Samuel Frederick. Perfect.
We already have a name in mind if we have another daughter one day. Heaven knows what we’ll do if we have another son! We have no boy names left!
Well, except Owen.
What do you think?
How did you choose your child(ren)’s name(s)?
Do you use family names, or just ones you love that “feel” right?
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