Friday, May 7, 2010

Baby Names

Kelly is doing a post on Baby Names today - how you came up with your child's name, what your future child's name is, etc. I LOVE baby names, so I couldn't pass this up. I love to ask people how they named their child. I loved it when people would ask me what names we had picked out when I was pregnant. I just love the naming process. I love the meaning of names.
Jory picked Aaron's name. I had fallen in love with the name Anna Elizabeth for a girl. I just thought Anna was very pretty and I really wanted a biblical name. Elizabeth is a family name with special meaning for me and I wanted to use that. So I told Jory that he could pick the boy name if Anna Elizabeth could be the girl name. The meaning was Gracious (Anna) and Consecrated to God (Elizabeth).

We had a whole list of boy names that we both liked and Jory ended up picking Aaron. Mostly because he liked it, but also because it was his cousin Chad's middle name. Chad died too young and he and Jory were close. Robert is Jory's first name and it is his dad's name. So we used that for the middle name, but RIGHT before Aaron was born Jory almost changed the middle name to Thomas. Thomas is my dad's name, so it was always a contender, but it was also Jory's uncle's name. Jory very much loved and admired his uncle and Aaron came very close to being born on the anniversary of Tom Allen's death, so he almost got his name. Aaron's name means Enlightened (Aaron) Famous Brillance (Robert).
Oh my gosh! I LOVE baby names. We already have the names picked out for the next child God blesses us with. Maybe I'll put those in another post. :)


Whitney Molder said...

I love the name. Aaron is the name of one of out close friends. :)

Your blog is adorable. Glad I found it.

Anonymous said...

I love AARON'S name. It is very meaningful in many ways. What fun to share Daddy's name.
Great blog entries. Thanks Sara.
Love, Kimmie

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I love Aaron...have a little friend with that name..Stopping by to say Happy Mother's Day...
Have a few hours to blog hop and nothing makes me happier.
I have a GREAT GIVEAWAY that I will be drawing for on Sunday night.

Spicy Magnolia said...

This was so fun to read about the names you chose for babies! It brings back so many memories of being pregnant alongside of you; can you believe it's been 2 years now!? I hope you have a really special Mother's Day, friend!

Rebekah said...

I never this! I love when names are so special! Aaron's name is perfect...and I LOVE Anna Elizbeth! Cilla was almost Cilla Elizabeth, too! I can't wait to hear your other names!