Thursday, April 5, 2012
E is for Ezekiel
Ah, that is a strange word for E.
If you are familiar or not, Ezekiel is a book in the Old Testament of the Bible. (I'm not gonna preach to you, lol). I have always loved the name Ezekiel and I admit I haven't even read that book yet, but the name... there's just something about it.
I seriously have considered this as a name for my firstborn son someday. Ezekiel, though we would probably call him "Zeke" for short. I love the name, even though kids would probably tease him for it at some point in his life. That's why we could call him Zeke.
I don't have any kids yet (not married anyway) and I'll probably change my mind dozens of times and probably never use this name - it's been my favorite name for a baby for years. In that respect, I won't use that name for a book character. I wouldn't want to get tired of the name before I could consider giving it to my baby.
Since I told you the name that I would like to name my firstborn son, I thought that I should also share with you the name I'd like for my daughter. Grace.
I love the name Grace. There's so much about that name that goes with the grace that has God has shown me. I was sitting in church one day and it came to me that I wanted to name my daughter, Grace. Such a beautiful name with deep meaning behind it. I'd also like to call her Gracie when she was little because I think that's adorable. I can imagine her with piggy-tails and giggling as I chase her around. It's strange, but I think that I already love my little girl... though it will be probably years before I get to meet her. I've always wanted a daughter to play dress up, play Barbies for hours, and cuddle with as we watch "The Little Mermaid". I will dry her tears when she cries and tickle her to make her laugh.
If you have kids, what were some of your rejected baby names for your kids? Have you ever rejected a name for your book character because you like it too much and are reserving it?