You may not know this about me (as in I can't remember if I've talked about this before) but I have a massive obsession with baby names. For as long as I can remember, I've had a list of the names I want to give to my future children, with the number of kids I want varying through the years. (When I was 8, I wanted 12. Blame Cheaper by the Dozen.) However, for quite a while now, I've wanted 4 kids. And yes, I have 4 boys names and 4 girls names picked out. (My future husband is going to have quite a battle if he doesn't like these names! haha)
Jayden is just a name I've loved for a long, long time. Yes, it was even before Britney Spears named her son Jayden James. I remember I used to like Jayden Marco, but then I realized I wanted all the middle names to be family related. Richard, as you know, is my dad's first name. It's also my mom's brother's middle name.
Eli was my maternal grandmother's dad's name, and my mom has always loved it. However, he pronounced it E-lee, and my mom loved E-lie. She's talked about that name a lot, and I realized I loved it, but wanted a longer name, Elijah, as the first name, with Eli as the nickname. Robert is my maternal grandfather's name. He passed away when I was 2, so I never really got to know him, but I know this will make my grandmother very happy.
I started loving the name Logan after obsessively watching Gilmore Girls and Rory had a boyfriend named Logan. As time went on, I loved it more and more. Keith is my dad's middle name, and the name he went by.
Again, Tyler is just a name I've loved for a long time. I think Ty is a really cute name for a little boy. Vincent is my cousin Stephen's middle name, and he's probably my favorite cousin on my dad's side of the family. :) He got his middle name from his mom's brother who died from AIDS in the '70s or '80s.
Madison Claire is the one name I love that hasn't changed or been replaced with another name through the years. It's also the one name that doesn't really have a family connection. I think Madison sounds really cute with Mallory. :) And she will be called Madison, not Maddie or anything. Claire is my cousin Emily's middle name, and I love it, but she really wouldn't be named for her.
Yes, Isabella is one of the most popular names right now, but I don't care. I love it. And who knows? By the time I have kids, it may not be/probably won't be as popular. I also have this weird dream of having twin girls so I can name them Isabella and Anabella. Paige is my sister Chelsea's middle name.
Brooklynn NicoleBrooklynn combines my love for New York City and love for my mom. My mom's name is Sheri Lynn. Nicole is my sister Holly's middle name.
I love Kiley. The middle name I've put with it has changed through the years, but Kiley has always been on my list of favorites. Ann is my middle name and my maternal grandmother's middle name (I was named after her), so it's important to me that I pass this on.
So there you have it! I couldn't not participate in this SUYL. It was nice to finally have a topic I could participate in! What names do you love?