Friday, June 21, 2013

Mom Interview: Rebecca and Callum

Hey all! Today is Friday and also the next Mom Interview! I haven't done a Mom Interview in a while. I am glad to be back to them and hope to interview more moms. This time is a friend of mine that I meet through Formspring. Her name is Rebecca but she also goes by Rebe. She has a sweet little boy names Callum and I loved hearing how she choose her name. So let's get started.

A sweet baby Callum! Rebe's Callum is in my header above!

What is your baby's name (Include middle if you like)?
Callum Donovan

Do you have any nicknames you use?
He has SO many nicknames but none really have to do with his name.  He has been called C-dog, Pip, Baby Blue and many more.  Now that he has teeth on the bottom Brant calls him upside down beaver... Hahaha.

What names did you have picked out for the other gender?
We had hardly any names picked out if he had been a girl.  I hadn't liked many girl names but we liked Stella, Clara, Violet, Isla. 

Was the baby named after anyone? If so, who?
No, he wasn't named after anyone.  We wanted to give him his own unique name and would have way too many people to honour if we did

Did you know the meaning before you choose the name?
I did!  Callum means dove which is the symbol of love and peace.  It helped that I really love the name anyway haha.

Who helped in picking the name?
All of the formspring baby naming community! haha.  Brant helped a bit but basically just saying what names he didn't like. We had Declan, Theodore, Finley and Oliver picked out as well and he liked Callum the best (and so did I).

Did you use a book or website to help pick the names?
Formspring helped A LOT and name berry of course was a website I was on daily.

Is there anything you would like to add about how you named your baby?
I really wanted his middle name to be Reid but I decided that I would let Brant pick the middle name.  He was okay with Reid but later on changed his name to Donovan so most people are still unaware that Callum's name is not Reid and it is actually Donovan. 

Thank you Rebe for doing the name interview! I loved hearing how you choose Callum's name. If anyone would like to be interviewed, leave a comment below or email me at I am looking for moms or dads to interview. 

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

"Rare" K Girl Names

Sweet Baby Kateri!
Hello! I am back!!! I'm not \sure how long I will be back but I am going to work my absolute best to post as much as I can. I know the last time I posted was over a month ago and before that I had not been posting regularly. I would like to apologize for that. I was finishing my senior year and getting ready for graduation. I really had no time to do much of anything. This whole time I have been thinking about my blog and how much I missed posting! The only problem I had was I had no time! Not that summer is here and in full swing I think I will have time to post more. I so have a lot planned for the summer so I don't think I will be posting regularly.

As for today's post I have the "rare" K names for girls! I was actually shocked that there weren't a lot of names! I was expecting more! So K is one of my favorite letters for names. Let's see what K names we have on the list!

  • Meaning- pure and torture
  • Origin- Greek
  • Siblings- Winema and Vitus
I really enjoy this name. I feel like it is different but not too different it be used. In the last year a woman by the name of Kateri Tekakwitha was named a saint. I believe that brought the name more attention. My favorite nickname if Teri (tear-ee).

Katia (KAHT-ye)
  • Meaning- pure
  • Origin- Greek
  • Siblings- Anya and Dimitri
I love this name! It sounds very grand and has a beautiful feel to it. I like the fact that you could use it as a name to honor a Katherine or Kate but still use something unique. If you wanted to you could use the nickname Kate.

  • Meaning- pure
  • Origin- Greek
  • Siblings- Sue and Ted
Kay is a great nickname and very simple. It can be used for any K name really. I often see it used as a nickname for Kayla or Katherine. I can really only picture this name on a grandmother, though.

  • Meaning- Her Life
  • Origin- American
  • Siblings- Tasha and Kelvin
I'm not really a fan of the name Keisha. It really isn't a name go for but I still think it is pretty.

  • Meaning- black
  • Origin- Irish
  • Siblings- Staci and Brent
I went to school with a girl named Kerri for 4 years. I always thought her name was pretty. It's a very Irish name too. A lot of Kerri's are called Kerri Ann, which is a pretty name too.

Kia (KEE-uh)
  • Meaning- Pet form of Kiana
  • Origin- English and Swedish
  • Siblings- Tai and Teo
I love Kia! I don't like it as a nickname for Kiana but just on its own. It's a much less popular name than Mia but still has the same feel. Kia is also a name I can see on all nationalities.

  • Meaning- New beginning, new life
  • Origin- French, Spanish, German
  • Siblings- Britt and Zeke
Kiki makes a sweet nickname but I don't like it on its own. It's does sound like it belongs on a pet. I do like the quirky sound it has.

  • Meaning- Short for Kim- names like Kimball and Kimberly
  • Origin- English
  • Siblings- Beth and Greg
I'm not a fan of Kim. It sounds dates to me. I don't think I have heard a children under the age of 12 named Kim. If Kim was to be used I would much prefer it used as a nickname.

So there you have the K girl names! There was quite a few nicknames on the list and a lot of the names that really weren't that "rare". I would have to say that my favorite names were Kateri and Kia.

What are your favorite K names for girls?
What are your favorite nicknames?
What is one name you like that is out dated? 

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