Friday, March 29, 2013

Mom Interview: Audrey, Théoden, Daniel, and Lucy


Hey Everyone! It’s Friday again and I have another Mom Interview.  I was going to put this up last week but I was so busy with school I didn’t have time. I am sorry we went a week without an interview. This mom is one who has comment on my blog before and I just love seeing her comment. Audrey has 3 wonderful kids. Go Check out Audrey's blog! http://wifeof.dadamsimmons.com/ Let’s see how she named them!



What is your baby(ies) name(s) (Include middle if you like)?

I have three kids: twin two-year-old boys and an infant girl. The boys' names are Théoden Titus Alexander and Daniel Samuel Jerry, and the girl's name is Lucy Leah Charlotte.


Do you have any nicknames you use?

Théoden sometimes goes by Theo, but not often. His brother is always called Sam-- we used Daniel first because it's a family name (he's the fourth generation to have Daniel as his first name!) but we'd always planned on calling him Sam. And Lucy is sometimes called Lu or LuLu, and sometimes Baby Dinosaur because of the noises she makes. 

What names did you have picked out for the other gender?

When I was pregnant with the twins, we were pretty sure at least one was a boy so we only picked out one girl's name-- Lucy Leah Charlotte. We liked it so much that we saved it and used it! When I was pregnant with Lucy, we talked about lots of other girl names (Susannah, Felicity, Edith) and boy names (Colin was one) but ended up settling on Edmund John Orson, which we're planning on still using if we have another boy.

Was the baby named after anyone? If so, who?

Each of our kids has a family name, a Bible name, and a name we liked. Daniel, Alexander, and Charlotte are family names of our grandfathers and Adam's grandmother. Alexander is actually a grandfather on my side AND my husband's side!

Did you know the meaning before you choose the name?

Yes. Meanings are very important to us. Théoden is a name from Lord of the Rings (which I like) but it's actually from Old English and means "leader." You can see it in the poem Beowulf if you read it in Old English (you can see the line on this page: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%C3%BEeoden ). Sam comes up on most baby name websites as "God has heard," but actually has an even older meaning from the Hebrew, roughly translated as a word of praise meaning "His name is God!" (talking about God, not the baby). Lucy means light, which we loved.

Who helped in picking the name?

Just me and my husband. I did a lot of research and we talked a lot. I guess we did ask our parents about family names to get ideas, just about middle names we might not know about and family that they loved that had passed away before we were alive. But the final decision was ours and we didn't ask anybody to help us decide. We were really fortunate that nobody tried to talk us out of names, but even if they had, I think we would have just told them it was our choice.

Did you use a book or website to help pick the names?

I did! I used wikipedia some, but I really like the website www.behindthename.com 

Is there anything you would like to add about how you named your baby?

We had to learn to be flexible! I loved Theodore, but my husband didn't. He suggested Théoden and I fell in love with it. I don't like Theodore as much now. Even so, we had always planned on calling him Theo all the time (Sam and Theo as a twin sibset) but when he started talking, he expressed a very clear preference for Théoden and now we call him that almost all the time. We liked Lucy's name but had a few days of panic near the end of my pregnancy and went to the hospital with a list of six or so names to consider and didn't name her for about thirty minutes after she was born. But Lucy did seem to fit the best.

So that is Audrey’s Interview. I had so much fun doing this interview and reading her answers. It never gets old. If you would like to be interviewed email me. I would love to have you. Thanks Audrey for doing this. It was so good to hear all of your answers. Bye fore now :)

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4 comments:

  1. Hey Ren!

    I would love to do an interview! Hope you are doing well!
    Sammi

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    1. I would love to interview you! Just send me an email. I'm doing really well. How are you?

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  2. Thanks, Ren! I was excited to see it go up! :-D I love to talk about my kids' names and I always love your blog!

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    1. You're very welcome! Thank you so much for doing this interview and for the comment. It really means a lot to me.

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