Friday, May 7, 2010

Baby Names

Like most girls I absolutely love discussing BABY NAMES!  So, I am so thankful that Kelly at Kelly's Korner brought up the topic!  I believe I started discussing baby names with Wayne (and his family) when we had only been dating a couple of years (we dated five years before we married).  Ha!
Wayne and I love family names!  And we both have family names. 

Sally Marie Wells
Sally was the nickname of my dad's maternal grandmother - I have heard about her beautiful rosy cheeks and sweetness my entire life.  Marie is my maternal grandmother's middle name and the name she goes by! 
Travis Wayne
Travis (what I affectionately call him) is not a family name but honors a young boy who passed away in his family's church. Wayne is the middle name of every first male son in his dad's family.

Luckily, both of our families have tons of great names! The only problem is that it's hard to narrow down so many wonderful options when you don't plan to have tons of children! So, I guess that where we should start. We would like to have two or three children. Since our first is obviously going to be a little girl, if our second child is a boy we will be done. However, if our second is another girl, we plan to try again for a boy. Of course, there is always the chance that we will have three girls (which is what I think will happen since Wayne is such an outdoorsman).
Our little girl will be...
Ely Reed Black
Ely (pronounced E-LEE) is Wayne's mom's maiden name and, therefore, his Poppa's last name.  Wayne really wanted to name a child after his Poppa (whose first name is Vanis).  And since Van Black does not sound so great, Ely it is!!!  :)  Reed is both of our paternal grandmother's maiden names.  Amazingly, we have had her name picked out for six years!!!  In the beginning of our pregnancy we just knew we were going to have a boy, but I questioned Wayne one night about what we would name Baby B should it be a girl.  He frankly replied Ely Reed as if we had just concluded a conversation on the topic.  Ha!  We plan to call her by both names!
And should we have a little boy next...
Miller Wayne Black 
Miller is Wayne's maternal grandmother's maiden name.  Interestingly enough, she is adopted.  I love that we can honor the family that chose to raise her.  And you know the story behind Wayne.  We plan to call him Miller.
However, should our second and/or third child be a girl, we have a few names that rank high on the list including but not limited to
WellsLeigh & Ann Travis
but I did not discuss this with my husband prepost! Ha! For obvious reasons I love the name Wells (if we had a second boy his name would be Wells). Leigh is Wayne's aunt's middle name - she is who I want to be when I grow up! :) And since our third girl will more than likely be her dad's biggest sidekick, she should be named Travis! Ann is distant family name, but it goes so well with Travis.
I must admit that we could name twelve children with all of the wonderful names that we have picked out! But don't worry, we do not plan to have that many children!


Becky Lott said...

Great stuff! I LOVE meaningful names (my Asher has one). I really do wish there was a job where you could name babies. Wouldn't that be fun?