Fun Facts About Names Day

Fun Facts About Names Day

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 at The Ledge, Skydeck, Willis Tower, Chicago

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 wrapped in muslins

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? 


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    • March 8, 2015 / 9:24 pm

      I think it’s true; I won three competitions the week Noah was born.

  1. March 4, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    I love the name Noah. I think it’s great that names have meanings. I named my son after a ball park, although many thought I named him after a rapper. My daughter’s name is the same as mine, kinda of. I love that first photo, btw. What an illusion! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

    • March 8, 2015 / 9:25 pm

      You must be big ball fans 🙂 I guess it means he has a pretty cool name!

  2. March 5, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    We struggled with name for Molly. We couldn’t think of many but for 9 months we thought we were having a boy. When Molly was born (by emergency section) she was taken into the other room before I could see her but I just knew she was to be called Molly and my husband agreed. Best decision ever and I still love the name so much now.

    • March 5, 2015 / 8:25 pm

      Wow, sounds very dramatic! The name Molly is so cute yet will sound good for an adult too. A great choice!

  3. March 8, 2015 / 8:37 pm

    Ah, the story behind Noah’s name is such a cute and memorable one.

    My son is called Alexander… If he was a boy he was always going to Alexander. There isn’t any real significance behind it, just a name both me and my partner liked – my partner suggested it though.

    • March 8, 2015 / 8:44 pm

      One of James’ middle names is Alexander. It is Alexander after Alexander The Great! No, really!

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