Monday, March 22, 2010
A name and a blessing
For journaling purposes I wanted to write a little about Leandra's name.
I love choosing girl names. I am always thinking of new ones - in fact I already have the next girl's name chosen (hee hee!). I always choose princess names because my girl's are princesses.
I had a friend named Leandra (sounds like Lee-Andra) in high school and I always thought it was a pretty name. Well, Dave dated a girl before me whose name was Leandra but she went and still goes by a different name. For the past several girls I have suggested the name but because of a past girlfriend Dave didn't want to use that name. She might think he wanted to name his daughter after her or something ??? I don't have a problem with it at all. She's a beautiful person (his old girlfriend) and she has a beautiful name that I happen to really like so this time I told Dave I would get to choose the name if we had a girl and he could choose if we had a boy.
We both love the name now and he doesn't have any weird issues with it any more. Yes, I'm very smart!
Her middle name is Lynn and this also has a background. Each of our children is named after a grandparent. Tanner is named after Dave's dad. Akayla and Corina are named after our mothers. Adriana, Annalisa, Mariah, and Elora are named after our grandmothers. We decided to name Leandra after my dad - but Leandra Gary sounds pretty awful! So we used his middle name and I think it is adorable!
We call her Lea (or Leah) for short. She fits perfectly into our family!