That was the name we had picked before we decided on Lincoln. I love that name, but I was a tad nervous of people shortening it and I wasn't sure I wanted that. So we hung on to both names till the hospital, and when Eric sent a picture text to our family after the delivery it said, "Meet Lincoln".
I guess he knew when he saw him what he wanted to call his little man :).
Even though we had looked for a C name, I really wanted to name him Lincoln, and was hoping we would both agree on it.
Unlike the great name debate of 2004 when we had our Ella Girl. Sweet Mercy.
Here is a rundown of the how's and why's of our kiddos names.
All their names, either their first or middle are "classic" in our eyes. We like a lot of older style names and family names.
#1 - Ella's name was old-fashioned at the time, and I loved that. Let me just get all sentimental on you and say that I remember my 23yr old self sitting in that hospital bed thinking, "I am a mom...this is by far the best day of my life". Her middle name is Julia, that's my mamas name.
(1st set of twins)
#2 - The first set was our easiest naming experience. Eric wanted to name the "Baby A" Reese Olivia, and that we did :). She was our first twin, and she has always been our little leader.
#3 - "Baby B" was my choice, and that was our quiet, reserved, meek Charlotte Grace. At home, I often call her Gracie.
(2nd set of twins)
#4 - I knew I wanted to use the name Kinley, or Joya and call her Joy, but Eric wasn't sold on "Joya" so we decided to name the first girl out of my womb Kinley Joy.
#5 - This seems funny to me now because she is SUCH a Raya, but I wanted to name her "Tess"...the nurses actually called her that. I do still looooove that name. But we just didn't feel settled on it, so we went back to the drawing board till I said, "hey, what about Raylin and we'll call her Raya??". We have never really called her Raylin though, she will always be Raya. Her middle name is June, Erics moms middle name and his grandmas first name.
#6 - Lincoln...well, you kinda already know that story :). His middle name is Lynch, that is Erics dads middle name.
and #7 - for this one...
Oh I kid, I kid.
We are not there yet.
I'll get to what we think and how we feel about adding more in my next post :).
Now it's your turn, how and why did you chose your kiddos names??
Wednesday, January 4, 2012