Saturday, July 18, 2009

Walking with you--Naming our babies



Eric and I have very different tastes in names for our kids. Each time we try to agree on something, but I end up picking a name and he agrees to it. LOL We've picked several different names for each child, but we settle on it right before we find out the gender. Our firstborn is Christian Eric. We both love the name Christian and Eric is actually Eric's middle name (his first name is Jeremiah) and his dad's middle name. Our girl name then was Kaitlyn. When I got pregnant with Hailey, we first thought about using Kaitlyn for a girl, but changed our minds. I wanted the middle name to be Ann, which is my mom's middle name, and I didn't think Kaitlyn Ann flowed well with our last name. We had a list of about six girls names and we picked Hailey. Sydney had also been on that list.

When I got pregnant with Sydney, we discussed names a few times, but nothing was really sticking out as THE name to me. A week or so before our 20 week ultrasound, we finally picked names. Our boy name was Jackson. I really thought we were having a boy, which was the first time my intuition was wrong. We picked Sydney as our girl name, with two middle name choices--June, which is Eric's grandmother's middle name, and Sydney was due in June, and Alexis. I only wanted to use June if Sydney was actually born in June. I wasn't crazy about that, but the other two kids have middle names after family members. While we were in the hospital, we agreed that her name would be Sydney Alexis. I love her name. I love to say it, to see it written, or on things. There was never a moment for me when I thought about changing her name--she was always and will always be our Sydney.


5 comments:

Mary said...

Sydney Alexis sounds so sophisticated. She is such a precious gem. Thank you for sharing your story.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Hi Jaime...thanks so much for joining us on Walking With You. And for sharing how you chose the name for your precious Sydney Alexis. What a beautiful name...

Praying God's continued comfort for you...

Emily said...

Jaime, I love Sydney's name. When I try to imagine what kind of profession would go with her name, maybe a teacher or a business woman, I keep ending up on "angel". Sydney Alexis is a name not meant for this earth. It's too beautiful. So fitting for your little girl, she was too beautiful, too.

Always praying for you....

Jennifer Ross said...

Sydney is such a beautiful little girl name! She is so beautiful. I love to hear my little Isaiah's name also. I could never get tired of hearing it. God Bless.

Much Love,
Jenny

Bree said...

I swore I was having a boy too and was surprised when I heard, "it's a girl." I love the name Sydney, it's beautiful. Love the name Eric too- that was my father's name.