I think its cool hearing how people named their children. I named all our 3 boys! Reuben David, After league player Ruben Wiki's legs wink and my Uncle David. Nathanael Vaughan, Loved Nathanael ever since i was little, hubby didn't but wanted to watch a league game one particular day. Said if i let him i go i could name the baby-DEAL! The Vaughan is after hubby. And finally our baby, Christian Jack Anderson. Was a bit worried about the HANS Christen Anderson thing, but oh well! Jack is after me (Jacquie-doubt i'll ever get that girl). Most my family call him Christian Jack even though its not hyphenated.
I love that my childrens names have had special thought.
PS, Austinn is really cool!
Jacquie, NZ, 3 sons.
Welcome to Huggies ' Parent Exchange', i have enjoyed reading your letters today it's nice to hear from someone new. Love the names of your children, i liked the way your family called your youngest 'Christian Jack' instead of just Christian thats nice i like it when people do that, it just fits like that and it's ment to be. A lot of people ask us if we call Austinn 'AUSSIE', but no we don't, i don't know if he ever will get called that, (maybe mates at school one day) but he is just an Austinn to us Aussie doesn't suit him. If we had of had a girl she was going to be 'Ella Madigan', (still will be if we ever have one), Ella because we just love the name, and Madigan is my grandmar's surname, (my mothers maiden name) and i really want to have a child named after my grandmar because she is just beautiful.
1 wonderful boy 6 and another on the way
I understand how you are with Austinn's name as i feel the same with my boys. I don't see the point giving them a name and then shortening it. My real name is 'Jacqueline' and i have NEVER been called that. I tell my mum it was a waste of letters! None of my boys names get shortened and i like it that way, though i do realise it will happen one day with their friends. Thats ok too, but i'll call them by their full names. I had one Aunty saying that she might call Nathanael 'Nat', over my dead body i said! And my Grandmother wanted to call the two older boys 'Ben' and 'Nat', BLURK! I guess Christian might get Chris as he gets older, and my mum sometimes calls him CJ (first and middle initials) which is kinda cute... but Christian is his name!
Anyway, guess i've rattled enough about my "darlings" names now smile
Jacquie, NZ, 3 sons.
If we have a girl she'll be Cheyenne-Jade Jessica...
I went for some simple boys names.
1st son I named Brett James. I had chosen two different names,Harley and Michael while pregnant but when I gave birth I suddenly thought of Brett. James is my dads middle name.
My 2nd son is Jayden David. We had picked 3 names Jayden,Jarrod and Jordan but he was definately a Jayden when born.His middle name is his dads middle name.
And my 3rd son is Thomas Daniel. Not Tom or Tommy just Thomas. We had Matthew, Thomas, Daniel and Samuel picked but he was a Thomas and Daniel because it went well together.
When I was pregnant I used to read the credits on every show or movie I watched then write down all the names I liked. We at one stage had about 20 names on list.
We jokingly told my mother we might call him Jack Daniel (we are bourbon drinkers)...she went and told EVERYBODY the name before he was even born. (she didn't get the joke.) Consequently we got a few cards adressed to Jack Daniel..
I love choosing names and hearing what others have called their babies.
My 4yr old daughters name is Aliysha Manea Monique, I wanted to call her Aaliyah so thats where the spelling of Aliysha (aleesha) comes from. Manea is rarotongan for beautiful (her father is rarotongan) and Monique after her Aunty. My 4mth old sons name is Lachlan Robert Alexander, Lachlan was a name I liked, Robert after my father and Alexander after his father.