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Why did you choose the names for your kids?

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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. 

♥a marines baby girl♥
I'm a Marine's baby girl and I'll always be
Giving up precious time so we can all be free
But still I'm the baby girl of a United States Marine
Even before that day I was born
My daddy has worn that elite uniform
Khaki and green with dog tags to wear
No matter what, I know my daddy will always be there
When he returns fr
om work I nestle in his arms
Protecting me from the surrounding world and any type of harm
He might look scary and sometimes even mean
But here's my little secret, he's a softy for his baby girl even as a Marine
I wear my pink as my daddy wears his blues
My daddy knows why he is Semper Fi
You may call him leatherneck, jar head, devil dog and many other things
But I call him daddy 'cause that's what he'll always be to me.




 




by on May. 1, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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Mazi184
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2013 at 9:12 PM
Thanks! I dunno, I'm not the biggest Tom Cruise fan to begin with so I kinda just watched it because I felt like I should (since I named my kid Maverick and all)- lol I was underwhelmed with it all.

Quoting TeamTARDIS:

I think Maverick is the coolest name (but then I loved Top Gun!)




Quoting Mazi184:

My ds's name is Maverick James





It has nothing to do with Tom Cruise or TopGun lol, I didn't even watch it untill recently (hated it)





Anyways, when I worked at a day care there was a little boy named Maverick, and I just fell in love with the name.





I also just wanted a more traditional name for his middle, and I liked James.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 1, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Our first was named after the place we met. For our second all three of us picked five names each then looked at each others lists and vetoed names we didn't like. Both middle names are family names, dead grandparents. 

TeamTARDIS
by on May. 1, 2013 at 9:14 PM
I seriously dislike Tom Cruise (won't watch any of his new stuff) but I loved his character!
I bet you get compliments on his name all the time!


Quoting Mazi184:

Thanks! I dunno, I'm not the biggest Tom Cruise fan to begin with so I kinda just watched it because I felt like I should (since I named my kid Maverick and all)- lol I was underwhelmed with it all.



Quoting TeamTARDIS:

I think Maverick is the coolest name (but then I loved Top Gun!)






Quoting Mazi184:

My ds's name is Maverick James







It has nothing to do with Tom Cruise or TopGun lol, I didn't even watch it untill recently (hated it)







Anyways, when I worked at a day care there was a little boy named Maverick, and I just fell in love with the name.







I also just wanted a more traditional name for his middle, and I liked James.


TariMeccico
by Bronze Member on May. 1, 2013 at 9:14 PM
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That is so cool I love it. My love the last one. I couldn't decided on one middle name so threw both names in lol.

Quoting NiamhWitch:

We wanted to use Celtic names to reflect our heritage (I'm mostly Scottish, DH is Irish, Scots, and Welsh), we also wanted names that reflect things we care about (family and spirituality).  Each of our kids have two middle names.

My son is Seamus Padraig Scott.  Seamus (SHAY-mus) is the Irish form of James.  He's named after my best friend James who died about two and a half years before my son was born.  Padraig (paw-dreg) is the Irish spelling of Patrick, it was just a name I've always loved, but there is also some family connection to it.  Scott is my maiden name and I always wanted my first son to have my maiden name as a middle name.

My first daughter is Rhiannon Caoimhe Siobhan.  Rhiannon is the name of a Welsh goddess (so a spiritual connection).  Caoimhe (KEE-vah) is Irish and means "beautiful"... it's the feminine form of Kevin (the original spelling of Kevin is Caoimhin, KEE-veen).  Caoimhe was just a name I've always loved.  Siobhan (sha-VAWN) is the Irish-feminine form of John.  It's after many Johns on my husband's side of our family.

My second daughter is Brigit Gwyneira Aine.  Brigit is an Irish goddess (spiritual connection).  Gwyneira means "white snow" in Welsh and is after my husband (who's name is Gwyddion) and myself (my middle name is Guinevere).  Aine (AWN-yeh) has a lot of significance.  One, it means "radiant", which is also what my first name means.  It's also often used as an Irish form of Ann or Anna, which is after my mom... AND Aine has spiritual significance (she is the Irish Queen of the Faeries in Irish lore).



TheDoctorsWife
by on May. 1, 2013 at 9:16 PM
Thank you!!!

Quoting 4weeman:

Love this name!



Quoting TheDoctorsWife:

I heard the name Sylas when I first found out I was expecting and fell in love and Richard is in memory of my dad
Rosebud27aj
by Amanda on May. 1, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Well my dh picked our sons first names and I chose their middle names. He chose names he likes and their middle names are after family members....

Mazi184
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2013 at 9:18 PM
I might have to rewatch it sometime lol. Yeah people always comment on it, and assume I love Tom cruise, haha!

Do you have a story behind your sons name?


Quoting TeamTARDIS:

I seriously dislike Tom Cruise (won't watch any of his new stuff) but I loved his character!

I bet you get compliments on his name all the time!




Quoting Mazi184:

Thanks! I dunno, I'm not the biggest Tom Cruise fan to begin with so I kinda just watched it because I felt like I should (since I named my kid Maverick and all)- lol I was underwhelmed with it all.





Quoting TeamTARDIS:

I think Maverick is the coolest name (but then I loved Top Gun!)








Quoting Mazi184:

My ds's name is Maverick James









It has nothing to do with Tom Cruise or TopGun lol, I didn't even watch it untill recently (hated it)









Anyways, when I worked at a day care there was a little boy named Maverick, and I just fell in love with the name.









I also just wanted a more traditional name for his middle, and I liked James.


Newmom8912
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2013 at 9:18 PM
After his daddy
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Stephd710
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2013 at 9:19 PM
I wanted and A and a B name for twins. I also did NOT want them to rhyme or be matchy. I wanted simple, not made up or spelled weird. My ex decided on Ava and after looking at all the B names in the book, I picked Bree. Both their middle names are Lynn, same as mine and their half sister.
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Luna091306
by on May. 1, 2013 at 9:19 PM

 I came up with Luna because my ex was into celtic traditions and such. He told me the story of the Maiden, Mother, Crone and the mother is symbolized with a full moon. So I wanted a name that symbolized that stage of my life (becoming a mother) so what was more fitting than being named after the moon?

My mother came up with the name Zane. We were throwing around ideas and Zander came up so my mom said, 'why not Zane?" We all loved it, so that was that.

I have always loved the name Max and I'm still not sure why I didn't consider it with my first son. It was the first thing that popped into my head when I found out I was pregnant again.

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