Tuesday, April 5, 2011

How we settled on Liam's name

I don't think I've ever told you the story of how we decided on naming our baby Liam.

We knew the middle name would be Michael (after some dude I met).  We had a short list of boy names that included Liam, Gavin, Rowan, and Donovan. 
  • Rowan (ROH-an) is spelled the same as a county in Kentucky, but the county is pronounced ROW-an.  And we knew that would be an issue because even we had to hesitate to think before saying it.  I suppose we could have spelled it Rohan, but that had too much of a Hobbit-vibe for our liking. 
  • Gavin was a good name...our only argument against it was that kids might call him "Gaggin'".  Weak argument, I know.   
  • Donovan was one of my favorites, but there was a good possibility of it being shortened to "Don" or "Donny".  Unacceptable.  
Which left us with Liam.  Here's what clinched it for us:

Michael Lawrence
Rebekka Ann
Liam Michael

See the pattern?  :)


Amber Risher said...

Cute story...we all lose to those weak arguements over names...mainly because it wasn't meant to be! Love his name! Love how it ties in to your and the hubs' name, too!

Melonie said...

Love this story! Love the name Liam too. Evan was supposed to be a Gavin until 2 nights before I had him....we didn't know if he was a he or she but I had a dream that I had a boy named Evan James...when I told Elliott he loved it. They share the same initials:)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving that story...and you that's how we got Brookie Marie... had to have another BMW like Daddy! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

amy lapi said...

that's freaking awesome! lucky liam!

EverydayMe said...

I love stories about how babies get their names... the crossing off list is much more complicated... in the end we picked a name I loved... my friend's sister name is 'Raine' but we went with 'Rainee' with 2 ee's... so people would know how to say it... and her middle name is "Steven" in French... √Čtienne.... Rainee √Čtienne.... {{hugs}} Michelle