Your name is something you carry with your for the rest of your life (unless you pay the fees to change your name, of course). When it comes to naming your child, you want a name that you know is strong, not something they might face teasing for in school.
Each of my children and the decision to name them took some time and lots of writing down lists of names to come up with decisions. I would say the boys’ names were the easiest because we decided on middle names first.
Kelsie’s main reasoning behind her name came from her middle name as well. Heather is in memory of my very close friend Heather that died shortly before I found out I was pregnant. Marie is my mother’s middle name.
While Aubrey didn’t have a particular reason behind her name, I wanted something unique but at the same time classic. As a fan of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn so, I created a “twist” to her name.
Nathan and Lucas’ names were based two things. Michael is my father-in-law’s name and Gary was my Grandfather’s name. I knew I wanted something to do with my Grandpa in one of my son’s names. As fans of One Tree Hill, it connected quickly when we began running through boys names that matched the names.
While I didn’t really look at the meaning of my children’s names like I know some parents do, I decided to look up their names and share.
Kelsie Heather Marie
Kelsie means brave. Heather means flower. Marie, in Irish, means star of the sea. In English, it can mean bitter (oops) or wished for child. <3
Aubrey’s meaning is Blonde ruler. The meaning of Lynn is Waterfall, pretty.
Lucas means bringer of light. Michael is “Who is like God”
Nathaniel is gift of god. Gary means Mighty with a spear.
How did you name your children? Did you look at meanings of names? Did you name your child after someone?