Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What's in a Name?

We are having a terrible time coming up with a name for our little angel. Being a school teacher I always have "that" student I don't want to name my child after. Eric, is vanilla, and picks very common names. I want to have a different name; one I don't hear everyday five times when I call roll.

Our first two kids have family names, and I want to keep that tradition, but it's hard when you have names like Rufus and Majory. John David was named after Eric's grandfathers (John, David) and my great grandfather (Johnnie). Julianne was named after all the women on Eric's mom's side of the family (Ann) and my grandmother (Elizabeth)--we wanted to keep the beginning letter, J, too (my sister and I both start with S). So, factor in all those variables, and we don't have a lot of options. May have to rethink the "J" thing. We also had a terrible time coming up with Julianne's name five years ago too. Boy names, I'm good with; it's the girls I'm having trouble with.

Meaning isn't a big deal for me either. I have no idea what the kids' names mean.

We're on the search for a name and are open for suggestions.

9 comments:

Stacia said...

I have to tell you I fell in love with "Nicole" when I saw her on the RR website.
I would have loved to have made her a part of our family but am so thrilled she is going to be a part of yours.
I will say that while I was dreaming of her possibly coming into our family a name popped into my head that just seemed to fit her.
Emma. I don't know how popular that name is where you live but she just seemed like an Emma to me.
I'll be following your journey.
Prayers and best wishes!

Christine said...

Emma is pretty. Evelyn, Eliana, Angeline...
There are so many girl's names I like, yet it's hard to choose!

The Elliotts said...

Emma is my nieces name, so that's a no go.

Bambi said...

She is such a beautiful girl! If you want to stick with a J name how about Joy?

Christine said...

Jasmine, Johanna...

WalkOnWaterMom said...

For a j name what about Jacey? Like lacey but with a J?!?! But if your willing to branch out a little we love the name Selah (meaning pause and reflect)...it reminds me to pause and reflect on where she is coming from and where she is going to...from orphan to chosen! How cool is that! But I am sure you will choose a beautiful name for her good luck!

travcat said...

How about Jordan? It has a strong meaning!

Catherine
http://wronginalltherightways-travcat.blogspot.com/

Annie said...

I was also going to say JOY. I see it a lot as a middle name, but it's not so common these days as a first! Others I like: Ember, Seajay, Taya, Natalie, and Leigh ("Lee"). She is such cutie. Good luck with her name.

theroadislong said...

I'll vote for Jessalyn or Josie!

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