Today (March 2nd) is fun facts about names day, celebrating the origin of names.
Where did you get your children’s names from? Why do you have your name? Is it special?
James is named after a huge number of people on both sides of our families. In almost every group of our family there is a James; Rob’s grandad on his mother’s side, my brother, several of our cousins, and many more! My grandad was named Jim or Jimbo, and those are names we give our James too.
Noah named himself as we couldn’t pick a name that we both agreed on before he was born. I joked that he’d be Baby Foote until the six-week after-birth limit! But he was born with the membranes intact, and they didn’t break until the midwife pulled them as he was being born. As she did so, the waters gushed all over the floor. When he was born the midwife asked his name, and Rob said, “after that flood, we should call him Noah”. And so we did.
It’s lovely to have a meaning behind a name. Did you give your children a special name?