My mum and dad went down the highly imaginative route of grandparents and saints. .
Do you know there are ten James, five Laurens and seven Johns in my year at school? And there are like three people who dont share a name with anyone else, except hardly anyone gets called their proper names so it doesn't actually matter.
Kyla; I work at a childrens dentist office for years and I absolutely loved the name from the first time I heard it
Paige: my husband named her i wanted Olivia and he loved the name paige after the charachter Nicollette Sheridan played on Knotts landing. It fits her well. She however is not evil and despetive like the knotts landing charachter. Thank goodness lol
Ah, my parents named us rather randomly I'm afraid. My little sister was expected to be a boy so it was going to be John Andrew (a reverse of my dad's name) but alas, she was a girl. So they had to settle with Tiffany Rose
My name was chosen after...dare I admit it, Avril Lavigne. But to be orignal they added an L to the end. Elaine is from a movie, I think...not sure which.
Ashley- My husband and I HATED the list of names that the other loved. We disagreed right up to when she was born and had a 14 hour labor to hash it out finally. Ashley was our compromise name lol.
Richard-Named after my father in law. I know it's common to name after grandparents, but I really liked the idea because I knew he'd love it. It was our only chance to, because we are SO done having kids! Plus, my husband and his dad joke about it a lot now. It started with when he sent us an amazing amazing amazing huge flat screen tv last Christmas, and one of the lines in the card jokingly said 'Aren't you glad you named my only grandson after me?! The last time we went to lunch with him he said 'Well, we were going to go to McDonalds...but since I have a Richard I suppose we could go somewhere that doesn't have a drive-thru. Random and silly nonsense, but it's funny.
Christopher - he was SUPPOSE to be a girl and would have been Madison (yes from the movie Splash) but had to come up with something on the spot after he was born.
Alexandra - never could agree. Husband wanted Alexis (that name always makes me think of Joan Collins from Dynasty...Yikes!) I liked McKenzie but DH did not. At the hospital we finally agreed on Alexandra but we call her Alex
Ryan - No real reason except I liked the name. His middle name is Benecio which is my husbands middle name to.
my son Francisco Robert was named after my husband Francisco and my dad Robert.
My daughter Isabel Patricia - I've always loved the old names and especially Isabel so first DD was going to be Isabel. second name Patricia was named after my cousin who was killed in a car accident at 17yo She and I were like sisters as we were the 2 cousins that didn't have any sisters. She would have been the god mother.
I should add that Danica's full name is Danica Johanna. Johanna was my mothers name, and I wanted her German heritage carried onto our dd. Some of my family have coined the nickname, "Dani Jo" for her.
Julian's full name is Julian Jesse-Louis, Jesse coming from my fathers name and Louis coming from my husbands grandfathers name.
We named our son Justin. Back when I was 14 years old I went to Stony Brook Gymnastics Camp and there was a 12 year old gymnast named Justy ( real name Justine) that could do double backs on floor. She was amazing. I decided at that young age that when I became a Mom I would name my daughter Justine or my son Justin. Either way the nickname Justy was perfect.