Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Name Tag

My sister gave me a couple of Name Tags to do, and I thought they were a fun idea, so sit back and enjoy!
My rock star name (first pet and current car):
Midnight Montero

My gangsta name (favorite candy bar and favorite cookie):
PayDay Short Bread

My detective name (favorite color and favorite animal):
Purple Puppy

My Star Wars name (first three letters of last name and first two letters of first name then the word "of" then a medication you are on):
Lifwh of Prenatal Vitamins

My superhero name (2nd favorite color and favorite drink with "The" in front):
The Red Smoothie

My Nascar name (first names of your grandfathers):
Monte Gilbert

My "lover" name (name of your favorite perfume/cologne and your favorite candy):
Euphoria Skittles

Witness-protection name (mother's and father's middle names):
Jo Reed

The other half of my tag is that I'm supposed to list my children's names and why we named them what we did.

Ezra Emil
I love, love, love Ezra's name. The first, the middle, all of it (ok...the last name I could do without;);). When we were deciding on a name, we knew that we wanted it to be a double "E" name, in honor of Spencer's great grandfather, Ernest Emil, (who was called E.E.) and his younger brother, Eric Emil. With the first letter and the middle decided, all we had to do was come up with a first name. I always hear all these stories of names that people just know their child was meant to have or just love it from the start, even before they were pregnant. That sooo isn't what happened with Ezra's name (or Georgia's for that matter). Honestly, we had an ever-changing list of names that we periodically added to and eliminated from and a couple of days before the baby was born, Ezra was added to The List. When he was born that was the one we loved the most off of The List. That being said, I don't love Ezra's name any less because it didn't jump off the page at me. It's such a strong, steady name shared by many great and spiritual men. I love the fact that Ezra will have not only E.E. and Eric to look up to, but also Ezra Taft Benson and the great biblical scribe and priest, Ezra. Plus he shares his name with a (little-known) book in the bible-how cool is that?

Georgia Marie
I have always loved the name Georgia. It was on the aforementioned list from pretty early on in my pregnancy. In fact, you could say we ended up using it because it was our Survivor (and it didn't even have to go live on an island). As all the other ever-rotating names around it got eliminated because we couldn't picture using them in real life, Georgia stuck around. It was just the one we loved the most. The fact that Georgia was my favorite state growing up (no, I've never lived there or even been there, but it always seemed so southern belle-ish) was just an added bonus. As for Georgia's middle name, Marie is my middle name and my Aunt Janet's middle name. While I wasn't so sure about naming her after me, in a sense, Spencer really liked it and it flowed well with her first name, plus I've always really loved my middle name, so Marie is what we went with. Overall, I really do love Georgia's name. It's just so classic and delicate...kind of like her.
Baby #3
We have yet to decide on a name for this baby and probably won't until we're in the hospital. When I was pregnant with Ezra, the fact that we didn't know the name as soon as we knew the baby's gender used to really bother me, but I've come to love the flexibility that comes with indecision. I know there are lots of baby name lovers out there, so I'd love any suggestions ya'll want to give me. Despite what it might appear from our haphazard naming methods, I really do love to discuss names in depth (for further proof, feel free to visit my Baby Names post) and would greatly appreciate any names you want to throw my way. So go ahead, bust out your baby name books and go crazy!
Thanks for making it this far. I had a really fun time with this post and I'd love to hear all about your names-the real and made-up ones. Feel free to accept my Name Tag if you want to. Have a fabulous day!


Mark N. said...

I like your kids' names

How's that for a profound comment!?

whitney said...

Thanks. I like 'em too.

kristin hanson said...

I love the background! And you know I like your kids names.

Right now I love the name Ryan for a girl. Dave's not keen on it, but for some reason it's been high on the list. I was thinking of spelling it Ryann or Ryanne just to make it more feminine. Wouldn't Ryann Kathleen just be so cute? *sigh* Maybe by the next time we are pregnant, I'll have convinced Dave that it's a good name. But feel free to use it :)

The Jones Family said...

so i can't even begin to think of a name to suggest to you because i'm still getting over the shock and surprise that you are pregnant again! congrats, I'm so happy for you guys :) maybe i'll come back later with some names!!!

Smiley Family said...

Okay, so I have to admit that I wasn't so sure of the name Ezra when I first heard it, sorry. But I really, truly like it now and I think it just totally fits the little guy. I love that it is not a common name. He is the only Ezra I know...pretty cool. And I love that you went with E.E. initials. I also really like the name Georgia and her name also just totally fits. Isn't it funny how that happens? Kids seem to really grow into their names and you just can't picture them being named anything else. Like Ezra, it just wouldn't be right if his name were Steve or Michael or Justin. Nope, he is Ezra, and he is adorable.

Sorry, that was kind of long :)

Smiley Family said...

Oh, I hope I didn't hurt your feelings with my comment. I really do like the name Ezra. What I meant was that when I first heard it I thought it was interesting because the only Ezra I knew of was Ezra Taft Benson. It just isn't a name that you hear of, which is why it is so great.

whitney said...

Don't worry, Jamie. You soooo didn't hurt my feelings. While I absolutely love the name Ezra, I know a number of people who've said it took some getting used to (especially w/the old man feel of it-lol). You didn't offend me a bit! You're right, you don't hear it that often, which is one of the reasons I like it so much!

Adrienne said...

What!! You're pregnant? How did I miss that announcement? Maybe it's because i've been using google reader and don't actually go to your blog so I didn't see the little pregnancy addition thing. I am so out of the loop. And it only adds to it that we had our second baby at about the same time and now you're almost done with your 1st trimester with a third. I'm getting behing! J/K. You are a super mom. Good luck with three. And I don't have any name suggestions. We have enough trouble with our own although Jacob's middle name is also Ezra and I love it.

Zachary said...

What? You're prego?

Just kidding...I remembered.

As for names, I already commented on the last Baby Name Post go-round, but I will remind you of what I said there: Zachary is a FANTASTIC name, and one that says STRONG, FUNNY, SMART, BALDING, GREAT! I also shared with you my thoughts that Elliott would be a pretty cool girl's name...and I think you agreed with me.

Sticking with state names...a kid named California would be cool. Far better than naming him Delaware. Oh are having a boy by the way.

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Alabama Apples said...

I've been looking for more southern names for you- Beulah is a traditional name :)...actually I read Mae and thought it was cute...

Steph said...

Yep, I love Mae, as well. I think that we may have discussed that already...
I agree that your little ones have really grown into their names. Little Georgia is so sweet and feminine, just like her name. And little Ez is just as fiesty as his name sounds to me.

Alabama Apples said...

You are totally marianne! How funny! I wished I was Elizabeth Bennet since she is my favorite, but alas I am too much like Elinore!

Jeff, Jenny and Pearl said...

Whitney holy cow! Do you remember me, Jenny Jewkes? I was good friends with Liberty. I haven't seen you in forever and wow, now you're married and have 2.5 kids. Crazy! I still think of you as a little 12 year old. I'm really behind the times with kids, I just have one - a beautiful 11 month old girl named Pearl!

kristin hanson said...

Hey have you read Little Earthquakes? If you haven't you should!! a) because it's such a Whitney book and b) so I can talk to you about it. Have I mentioned how much I miss our long talks?

Aubrey said...

You can use Sadie Mae if you would like... I will let you.

camille said...

oh I like your sisters idea,,, and do more of a southern name! hee hee. how about Savanna? that is southern to me.

ok, on that note, We were totally up in the air on What to name Brooklyne,,,, we could have left the hospital Friday morning, but she did not have a name, so we did not leave till that night, lol. Anyway, her name ended up being: Brooklyne Elise L. ---- B.E.L. = baby BEl, or our SOUTHERN BEL! =)