I am always curious how people chose the names they give their kids. For us it was painfully difficult. We had to opposite ideas on names. He didn’t like anything. Girls name we always had and it was easy. Boys forget it.
For Blake I had come up with a list of 20 names that I liked. I put them together and made sure they were interchangeable. I also wanted a family name for the middle name.I had to like the meaning of the names.
He finally picked Blake but the middle name didn’t come for a very long time after that. Then one day it hit him on the head like a ton of bricks, in reality it was me dropping the name Alexander on purpose. My Papas middle name. I could think of no other than him to honor. I am really close to my Papa.
Blake means Black or dark. I liked the characteristic traits strong willed, admirable, complicated. He is all of those traits
Alexander means warrior, defender of man kind. With the hand he was dealt he is living up to this name.
Nathan was even harder. I have always loved the name Nathan. Not sure why. He wasn’t named until a week before he born. We went with Andrew for the middle name in honor of a lost cousin.
Nathan means he has given or god has given. He sure did. We weren’t expecting to be pregnant so quickly. So we were blessed and god was giving us the next little miracle.
Andrew means warrior and it was completely by accident that they had similar meaning middle names. I would say he is more like a tornado. you always know where this boy has been. Wasn’t there a hurricane Andrew??
I always wonder if other couples have so much trouble naming their kiddos too. Do you? How did you come up with your little ones or not so little ones names? My mom said she just knew. I think that’s crap lol.