Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I love hearing about baby names

I think I freaked out one of my co-workers when I pretty much got in her face and demanded to know why she named her daughter Elliott (sorry about that Jill LOL!)

But I love to hear about things like that. I'm interested to hear about people's motivations for choosing the handle they decide to lumber their child with for the rest of their lives.

I think I've mentioned my reasons for my own children but I'll quickly recap:

Elliott William:
Named for a car dealership licence plate and my mother's maiden name. If he had been a girl, he would have been Madeleine Elizabeth after the children's storybook and Scott's mother's middle name.

Audrey Margaret:
Named for Scott's 2 aunts. If she had been a boy, she'd be named Peter (middle name forgotten). Interesting note: two-year old Elliott, when asked to name his baby sibling, chose the name of his favourite movie hero at the time... Mulan.

Henderson Michael:
Named for Scott's father's middle name and my brother's name. Had he been a girl, he'd have been Clara Elizabeth.

As for me, my parents were recyclers. If I had been a boy, I'd have been given my brother's name. Also, Tara was another choice for me. I never fail to tell that less than fascinating fact to every Tara I meet.

So anyway, if you have an interesting story about your name or your children's names or anything about names at all, post it in the comments. As I said above, I love this stuff.

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