Friday, May 7, 2010

Baby Names

Well today, Kelly's Korner is featuring baby names (or in my case - future baby names).

Brant and I have discussed this ALOT! I, Ashley, had a very common name growing up...there were always 2 or 3 other Ashley's in my classes. Therefore, I have always been inclined for my children to have more original and unusual names. Brant, on the other hand, is a very unusual name, therefore, he wants very common names. So baby names is something that we talk about often, but we have narrowed it down to a few.

Baby Boy Name:
Jude Bonner

Not too common, but not too off-the-wall! Originally, this was Jude Christian. Ever since I was young, I have wanted a little boy named Christian, but Brant wasn't crazy about the name. However, he loved the name Jude. Jude Christian was actually Brant's idea...and I loved it. However, when Brant's grandfather passed away last year, we learned that his middle name was Bonner. Tommie Stretch (Brant's granddad) was an amazing man who feared the Lord and devoted his life to serving Him and his family. Brant and I pray that our son will one day be just like his great grandfather, which is why we decided that his middle name will be Bonner. Fitting that Jude is a Hebrew name meaning praise and thanks.

Other boy names that I like (if two boys are in our future): Carter Jackson, Bronson Cole

Baby Girl Name:
Emmalee Caroline

Now baby girl names are something that we are constantly talking about. Out baby boy name is pretty much set in stone, but girl names are totally different. Brant has always wanted a little girl named Emily, but I am in love with the name Caroline. In wanting to at least pacify my husband, I agreed that we could have a daughter called "Emily" but spell it a little differently. Then Caroline as the middle name because I'm in love with it. I tell Brant all the time that I will call her "Emmalee Caroline" because its so southern and I love being southern!

Other favorite girl names: CallieAnn Hope; Jordyn Paige or Jordyn Reese; Peyton Avery or Isabella (Bella) Avery


Hope said...

Hope is an excellent choice! :-) I have decided I am no longer telling my names. I just had my favorite name of 20 years stolen by a cousin (and she knew!)and I am still trying to get over it.

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh, I love the name Emmalee. That is precious and different, yet not too strange! If it didn't start with the same "Emm" as EmmyKate, I might have had to steal that for me if we ever have another little girl.

Tricia Nae said...

Great names! I love the name Caroline too! My grandmothers middle name is Caroline and my mom's middle name is I'm really hoping to have a little girl names Carolina some day....of course...I have two other girl names set in stone (for now..ha) maybe the Lord will bless me with three girls!!

C:M:W said...

so so CUTE!

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