Friday, May 7, 2010

Baby Names

Kelly  is hosting a variety of posts dedicated to baby names.  What are your children’s names and why did you choose that name specifically?

First of all, let me say that with every pregnancy my names changed. 

The first born, Mason Jonle.  The middle is original – obviously.  It combined Michael and I’s middle names – John and Leigh.  I’m always telling Michael that I wished we would have spelled it with a y on the end ~ Jonley.  But he won’t let me change it now.  If Mason had been a girl, she would have been Taylor. Since it was a boy, we wanted him to have the same initials as his dad – MJR.0024

#2 Connor Payne.  We liked the name Connor – it’s very Irish.  And we attended Howard Payne University.  My family was also a big Payne Stewart fan!  With reddish brown hair and VERY fare skin, the child looks like he came straight from Ireland!! If he had been a girl, we would have named her Merideth, and called her Beth for short. Then we would have had the M and M thing going on.0026 (2)

#3 Kate Alexa.  I wanted her named Kate the moment I saw the Greek meaning - “pure”.  Her middle name begins with an A, like her momma. And I honestly don’t remember what the boy name would have been.Kate3

#4 Ethan Parker.  Michael choose the name Ethan, and to be honest I wasn’t crazy about it at first.  And then when he was in the NICU, I fell in love with his name because it means, “strong” and that’s exactly what we needed him to be.  And Parker – I just LOVE that name.  Infact, I always wanted to use it as a first name, but Michael wasn’t crazy about it.  If you’re reading this and you have a “Parker” just know that I’m a little jealous!!  Hee hee. Anywho, had he been a girl, she would have been Jena.0005 - Copy

And that wraps it all up.  Hope everyone has a fantastic Friday!!


  1. wonderful names! i love the explanations, oh and the pictures are fabulous!

  2. Here from Kelly's Korner! I had to laugh--I have a Parker =)

  3. My baby has an Australian name, Narelle. It rhymes with her elder sister's name, Janelle, and means "woman from the sea", which is apt since she was born in the beach paradise of Phuket, Thailand.