Friday, May 7, 2010

Baby Name Mania!

I LOVE BABY NAMES!!! Like seriously, I sit around all the time thinking about cool names that I could potentially name my children one day….it’s sad I know! Ha! I usually don’t participate in Kelly’s SUYL weekly topics, but this was one that I just couldn’t pass up….plus I am trying really hard to get back into the blogging trend! So here goes…

Obviously, you already know we have one daughter named Harper Claire. (Hence the reason I began reading Kelly’s blog when I discovered she had a daughter w/ the same name!) I don’t really know how on earth my husband and I ever finally agreed on a name. Boy names were done! We had decided on our son’s name before we even married. But, the girl name…not so much! I had always thought I would name my little girl Kenadie (Kennedy w/ a twist). But when the time came, that name just didn’t do it for me. Plus, it seemed like every time I would look in our local newspaper, there was a little girl named Kennedy in there. So, that name was out. We went through what seemed like hundreds of names…and either one or both of us just didn’t like it. Then, we ventured back to fall 2007, when I heard the name Harper on an MTV commercial and fell in love. Brandon said, “Now that’s a name I like!” And, I thought, “You know…I do too!” So we talked about it for a few days, and it just seemed right. And, since her first name was one that could be used for a boy or girl, I wanted a really girly middle name. I really wanted to use a family name, but just wasn’t coming up with anything. Then, I thought of Claire. My great-grandfather’s name was Clarence, so I just knew that was it. We started referring to my growing bump as Harper Claire, and it suits her to a T!

Now, as far as future baby names go…we…or should I say I…think about it all the time. I’m always coming home and asking Brandon if he likes any of my new names. Being a teacher, it’s very hard to find cool, unique names for your children. There are some names that you would never name your kids, can I get an amen on that? Lol And, then there are some that just seem to fit! So, as some of you already know, if we ever have a son, his name will be….

Knox William (or Michael)

Knox is the middle name of one of my first cousin’s who passed away from diabetes. We were super close and I knew from that moment, that I wanted to name my child after him one day. The William and Michael are the names of my and Brandon’s dad…so we haven’t fully decided which one to use! And, if we were to ever have another boy, I love the name

Liam Michael
…but that is subject to change. I love all the trendy names right now: Kiptyn, Kellan, Mattox, Kortez….so who knows!

Now for the HARD part….girl names!!!!! Ahhh….why do girl names have to be so difficult? I have a really hard time w/ this because I have so many sweet monogrammed things, that part of me really wants to stick with Harper’s same initials so that I can reuse all of her stuff. Then, part of me thinks…but once they’re teenagers, everything won’t be monogrammed! So, do I really want to do that? I DON’T KNOW!!! I know it’s stupid of me to worry about now since I don’t see any more kiddos in our near future, but it’s something to think about, right? Like the boys’ names, I love all the trendy names: Finley, Piper, Willow, Stella….but Brandon isn’t big on any of those. And now, some friends just named their little girl Stella, so that’s out! I kind of hesitate to put this out there, because the girl name industry is sooooooo competitive! Ha! But, if I were to have a little girl anytime soon, her name would most likely be…..

Hollyn Caroline

I just think it’s cute and sweet and sounds like a Kara-name! lol But, if I were to decide not to go with the HCF initials, other names I absolutely love are….


SEE WHY I STRESS OVER GIRL NAMES?? Haha Oh well…I will cross that bridge when the time comes! Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait to explore everyone’s baby names!

Xoxo, Kara C:


Jenn said...

Hi! I just found your blog from Kelly's Korner. I love your name choices! And Harper is beautiful! I love the name Finley too, but my husband does not have same fond feelings! Good luck picking a name the next time!

Little Mrs. P said...

I love Hollyn. That is a unique and precious name!

lauravandiford said...

NO way! haha! If we have a boy we will prob name him William George and call him Liam! haha! LOVE IT!

Natasha Vaughn, Designer said...

I wanted to name my little girl Kerrigan Elizabeth. I had to use Elizabeth after my great grandmother that passed when I was 15.

My hubby hated Kerrigan no matter how hard I pushed so we went with Elizabeth Grace and call her Ellie.

I still wish her name was Kerrigan. I think of names all the time too and I am NOT having anymore.

ellaandmommy said...

I ask Bryan (all of the time) about names, too. His response is always, "We aren't having anymore. Ella Claire is all I need." LOL Ella and Claire are both family names....I love family names.... and strong southern names! :)