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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #9

Thirteen Names for Baby Girls

I don't have children, one of my biggest regrets. I've always wanted to have children and as long as I can remember I have saved names for my little girls. At different stages in my life I had names for my children. When I was a teenager I found names after some of my favourite authors. After graduating college the names were more retrospective. During my 30's they were of my travels. In my early 40's when I thought I still had time they were tributes to my relatives. Now, they're just bittersweet daydreams of what could have been.

PS-this beauty is my niece "Butterfly".

1. Autumn Hope

2. Summer Joy

3. Bethany Elizabeth

4. December Carole

5. Kennedy Olivia

6. Carrington Alexandria

7. Hyacinth Rose

8. Effie MaeGratis Wyonna

9. Wyonna Darlene

10. Asia Beijing

11. Paris Wilhelmina

12. Brooklyn Arniece

13. Dominica December Effie


Blogger Jeni said...

I remember as a child, dreaming of names for the children I hoped someday to have. Back then, I wanted to have 12 -yes, 12- children. Thankfully, I only had three, that was really enough but yet, it wasn't, as I really would have liked to have had four or five. But the names my children ended up with were a far cry from the ones I liked as a child and in my teens. One that I really liked in my teens, for a girl, was Jonika - for the character in a book I had read every year from about 5th grade through 10th grade I think. I ended up with my older daughter's first name being a combined name - from my Godfather's name of Carl and my great-aunt, Caroline - came Carlyn or Carrie, as my aunt had been known. My first son, I always wanted to name David James, after my cousin Dave and my dad, but when my son arrived, he became Clayton Michael, (nickname Clate) after a top notch stock car driver in our county (yeah, there's some sentiment for you!) and my younger daughter, Amanda Lynne, for well, no one, really! Just a girl's name my ex-husband and I could agree on! Funny, isn't it, how our plans and ideas change over time with age.

Now, my granddaughter, Maya Kerstin, is named Maya after my great-grandmother, who spelled the name Maja. My older grandson, Alexander, got that name because it was one his mother and dad could agree on but when he was about 6 weeks old, we discovered my great-grandfather on my dad's mother's side, as well as my dad's next older brother had been named Alexander or Alex! My younger grandson, Kurtis Tyne, my daughter and son-in-law decided on Kurtis just cause they liked it on the way to the hospital the day he was born and the Tyne, a name I'd never heard of before, is for his great-grandfather on his dad's side of their family! Just a little history of names there I guess!

And did you ever wonder if you had kids and gave them these beautiful names we'd dreamed up, would they like the name or not? I always hated my name! I started using the nickname Jeni when I was in high school and I knew all along I had kind of been named after my grandmothers, but it wasn't until I was much older and remembered my Grammie on my dad's side had always been called "Jennie" that I actually began to appreciate the nickname I could derive out of the formal name of Jennifer!

January 18, 2007 1:14 PM  
Blogger sarala said...

I had a girl's name all picked out--after my grandmother--but I got boys. I wouldn't trade them in but I miss being able to use the name. You have some lovely and creative names there.

January 18, 2007 3:59 PM  
Blogger Blu Jewel said...

you have an interesting pick of names here lady. #6 is my fave

January 18, 2007 7:58 PM  
Blogger Kiyotoe said...

Before i say anything, big sister, let me ask you if you know anyone named "Asia Beijing"?

I'll wait for your response before I make any further comments on it.

I don't have any kids either and but I have 3 names that i keep in my rental rolodex in case it goes down.

#1 boy name - Canyon
#1 girl name - Wynter Rain
and #1 either or - Peyton (bet you can guess who that's in honor of).

By the way, make sure you watch my boys win a trip to the Super Bowl this Sunday.

January 19, 2007 11:12 AM  
Blogger Mairin Verthandi said...

I like Asia Beijing, so there. :p

January 19, 2007 8:54 PM  
Blogger Kiyotoe said...


GO BEARS!!!!!!

(did you see White Men Can't Jump? The part when Kadeem Hardison was singing "we going sizzler, we going sizzler")

"we going super bowl, we going super bowl!"

January 21, 2007 4:09 PM  
Blogger Debo Blue said...

Jeni-you're right. I hated my name when growing up but as a young adult it was unique so I love it now.

Sarala-I have boy names too. Lots of them.

Blu-#6 sounds English doesn't it?

Dragon-why you gonna come in my house starting fights? I was just giving you down home advice. And no, I don't know anyone named Asia Beijing, that's what makes it stand out. Canyon???? Why not Slade or Graphite?

Mairin-thanks for the support.

January 21, 2007 11:50 PM  
Blogger East of Oregon said...

Oh those are lovely names!! I like Bethany Elizabeth especially, and Kennedy Olivia!! Very nice post!:)

January 22, 2007 7:28 AM  
Blogger Skittles said...

Those are beautiful names, but not as beautiful as the picture of your niece.

January 22, 2007 9:15 AM  
Blogger Kiyotoe said...

See, that's messed up. Cracking jokes on my unborn son's name. What'd he ever do to you?

January 22, 2007 1:58 PM  
Blogger Skittles said...

I just noticed you changed the quote at the top to something new!

January 23, 2007 3:20 AM  
Blogger crpitt said...

Hello, Number 6 wouldnt last in a school round my way i'm afraid! unless you meant posh English!
My favourite is Bethany Elizabeth.
I have no kids yet, but if i have a girl, she will be called Lilian May after my Grandma.
Great Idea for TT
Claire xx

January 24, 2007 4:51 PM  

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