Friday, January 26, 2007

Name that child!

Copy cat that I am, I will write about my kids' names and how we came up with them. Sounds better than what I would have come up with myself, which is NOTHING. (Still on a brain freeze over here).

Ok. Thanks to New Mama's Nest and Stephanie at Adventures in Babywearing, I will enlighten you to our family's stories...

Justin. Our firstborn! We didn't know his gender (stinker wouldn't show us) so we had to pick one for each gender. We had some very different opinions on what was "good" and what wasn't. (He liked "Trey" and "Cody" and I just couldn't go there as I grew up with horses named those...) Anyway, I finally listed the name Justin one day and he (surprisingly) nodded and we just went with it. His middle name is David, after my dad (Father to 3 girls!). If he had been a girl, he would have been Corinne Elizabeth.

Evan. LOVE his name. Evan Patrick. It just rings so nicely to me. And I can shout it and it has a good flow. I can't remember where I heard Evan first. A baby book, or from reading off the author's names on my bookshelves, but we both agreed to it quickly, and I think it fits him so well. And his middle name is obviously after my husband, Patrick. If he had been a girl, he would have been Corinne Theresa...

Corinne! FINALLY got to use the name!! I first heard her name (don't laugh...) on the old comedy, "SOAP." Remember that show? Corinne was the daughter of the rich fruitcake... Anyway. We found out, somewhere in the previous 7 years of loving the name, that it was my great-grandmother's middle name as well! How cool, I thought, to have a double meaning to her name. Her middle name, Theresa, is after my mom (her middle name) and myself (my name's a derivitive of Theresa). Corinne Theresa doesn't flow quite as well as I'd like it to, but it was very important to me to have a middle name for her that was special. And that was more important than the flow. I am now so used to the combination, that it sounds fine. But you know what kills me? EVERYONE mispronounces her name!!! It is "Kor-Rin" not "Kor-reen!" If it was spelled "Coreen" I'd understand, but COME ON!! At least the new singer that's out, Corinne Bailey Ray, spells and pronounces her name the same way. And while this may mean that more babies are named the same name, at least people will know how to say it!

8 comments:

Lei said...

shout flow is of utmost impotance. lol. and i totally knew how to pronounce corinne's name by your spelling!

andria said...

We are so struggling right now to come up with a name, boy or girl, for our soon to be child. Nothing seems right, not even the girl names we had previously chosen. My oldest came up with an ok girl name and if it so happens to be a girl and we have nothing else we might use it, but if it's a boy we are thinking three sounds good.

New Mama's Nest said...

Yay! It's so funny hearing the histories! When I was a little girl I always wanted to name my son Patrick!

Anonymous said...

Wow, in my head even before I met you, I always said her name as KO-rin, or however you did that. But my girls get their names said incorrectly ever where. SlowMo's first grade teacher was calling her (u lie a) instead of (u lee a) for 2 weeks before she finally said something to me. I had to write a letter to her teacher on how to correctly pronouce it. And the doc's calls Selah (see la) instead of (say la) but that's understandable because of it's different spelling.

Anonymous said...

You have great names for your children!! I love them!!

Nicole said...

I love reading these stories about how you came up with your babies names. They are all so cute, and the stories make them special.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I love hearing the story behind the names! I have a friend with a sister named Corinne. It's a great name. Your boy names are great, too. Oh, and I actually liked Trey for our 3rd son because that also means 3rd son, but I still liked Tazo better. In the end, it turned out for the best that we named him Grayson!

Michelle said...

I always find it interesting to hear how parents came up with their kids' names - thanks for sharing!

Kayla's opthamologist was always calling her KYLA and I wondered where he got that from and why he kept missing the first A in her name!

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