Friday, May 7, 2010

Show us your life - Children's Names

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

Kelly's Show Us Your Life Friday this week is all about children's names!
So here we go...

Landry Wyatt
To say that it took us forever to name our first born is an understatement.  It honest to goodness took us forever! I was honestly afraid that he wouldn't have a name when he was born! Chris and I could not agree on anything.   When I was growing up, we always played a "game" where we'd right out something (like our full name) and then try to come up with as many words as possible out of that.  So that's what I did. 

Christopher Garland + Tori Dawn

I took LAND from Chris' middle name and the RI (changed to ry for a boy) and came up with Landry.  It took a long time for Chris to agree.
As soon as we started telling people his name, all we heard was "oh, you named him after Tom Landry."  Well, I had no clue who Tom Landry was.  Though I learned that he was a really good football coach, so it's okay for people to think that I guess!

Chris always liked the name Wyatt, but I just couldn't get over calling him Wyatt Earp.  (courtesy of Chris, I've watched WAY too many westerns) I always wanted my maiden name for a boy's middle name, but finally agreed on using Wyatt for Landry's middle name.  I'm so glad we did, because I now love the name Wyatt!

Now, for the BIG announcement!!

That's right, our little girl will be named Ansley Dawn!  We've known now for a long time that was her name but didn't want to announce it.
When I was pregnant with Landry we agreed on the name Ella if he was a girl.  Then we found out he was a boy, so we didn't really have to worry about it.  Then I heard the name Ainsley. (while still pregnant) I didn't really care for Ainsley because when saying it out loud reminds me of a really inappropriate body part!  But fell in love with Ansley!  I told Chris about it and he liked it as well!  Then our friends Emily and Aaron got pregnant and named their little girl Ella!!  So, I'll still have an Ella too (seeing as how her and Landry are getting married!)  When we ended up pregnant this time, I went all through names again and really liked several different ones (including Thomasina, seeing as how I didn't get my maiden name for the boy, but big daddy vetoed that one FAST!) and Chris finally told me no, that her name was Ansley!  Dawn is my middle name so that was always going to be a little girls middle name!

So there ya have it!  Were done with babies, so that's it!
Hope you like them!


Mom said...

Love the name. Glad we can finally say it. I still think Thomasina would have been perfect;)
(I guess if you get to the birth certificate first you could always use it.)

Diane said...

Glad the name isn't a secret anymore and it's a great time to share it with Mother's Day around the corner.

Sorry to hear about Yogi.

Grandma said...

You picked a sweet name for Landrys little sister. It goes real good with your middle name too. Have you got her room ready? It will be fun to see big brother take care of her like Terry did you. I am so happy for you and Chris. Love you Tori.

Amy and Mark said...

I love the name Ansley!

Grantham said...

Good pick. It's a beautiful name!! I can't believe how hard it is to pick out names for our children. (Of course, I don't think it would have been as hard if the guys would just let us pick the name ;))


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