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.

Someday.  Someday. 
 
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?

24 comments:

  1. I've kept some names back, like Holly. I love the name Holly. I heard Stephenie Meyer say that she called her main character Bella because that's what she would have called her daughter if she'd had one, but she had three sons.

    So we're not the only ones who do this1

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    1. I really like the name Holly too. :) I guess if I had only sons, I'd probably name one of my books characters Grace or a dog. :)

      I'm glad that I'm not the only one who does this!

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  2. Oh my God You have refreshed my memory .... I remember this :)

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  3. I love the names Ezekial and Grace too. I have a penchant for quaint, old-fashioned names. My current WIP has a hero named Oliver whom I love.

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen! I like old-fashioned names too. My great-grandma's middle name was Estaline and I really like to use that name too. It's a beautiful old name. I like the name Oliver. :)

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  4. Grace is a beautiful name. Not sure about Ezekial, but yeah...opinions...

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  5. Grace was on our girl list, but we never needed it! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month.

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  6. I wanted to name my daughter Emma, but my husband wasn't crazy about it. So we named her Jillian, a name we both still really love!

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    1. I like the name Emma too, but Jillian is also cute! That was a good choice. I guess I'll just have to find a husband that also likes the name or have to pick a different one. :)

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  7. I recently attended a seminar where the speaker's last name was Bump. It wasn't especially interesting and by the end, all I could think of was, "Thank goodness her parents didn't name her Speed." I enjoyed your blog. If you get a minute, visit mine too at www.dianeweidenbenner.com

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  8. That's an awesome name! I was going to be called Hermione but my mum and dad couldn't pronounce it in the baby names book!!x

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    1. Thanks, Althea! That would have been cool to be called Hermoine. :) But your name is really pretty!

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  9. I've always liked the name Grace, as well. It's such a soothing, beautiful name. Great post.

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  10. I wanted to call my first born Elliot, whether it was a boy or a girl.

    Then, a year before I had my son, my sister in law had a boy and guess what she called him...that's right, Elliot!

    So that's why my son has a different name to the one I expected :)

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    1. That's too bad that she stole the name! But I bet your son has a great name too. :)

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  11. Hi, When I was expecting my oldest daughter, I didn't know if she was to be a boy or a girl (60 years ago, there was no way to know ahead of time for sure). My husband wanted to use the name Gordon Victor if she had been a boy. I think she is glad she was a girl. Ha. However, our second daughter, we named Teresa Victoria, so he got to use a form of Victor. The oldest daughter received the name Carol Deanna. (Carol because she was born in December and Deanna after Deanna Durbin, an actress I liked). Well, that's my story of their names. Best Regards to you. Ruby

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    1. That is such a neat story, Ruby! I'm a little old fashioned and I don't think I will want to know what I'm having until my baby is born. That is... when I have children someday. Thank you!

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  12. I rejected Iris for my baby girl's name even though it is (or was) my favorite flower...her name is Lily! (It was not essential that she be named after a flower, I was just trying to think of something different one day)

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    1. Lily is such a pretty name! I can see what you wouldn't pick Iris, but those are nice flowers. :) Thanks Andrea!

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  13. ezekiel is a great name! my boys are jace, logan & cooper =) never got to pick a girls name, ah well!

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    1. Thanks Tara! You picked some great names for your boys! I hope that I someday get to use my girl and boy name, but if not I will still be happy. :)

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  14. I've had a few students with that name (Ezekiel) and they all went by Zeke. It's a good one. I named my daughter Persephone, and she tells people that's her name with great pride.

    My E

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  15. These are great names. I would think Zeke would be very popular and I think Grace is a beautiful name.

    My husband and I could not come to an agreement on names for our son and it came down to the day we had him before we finally both agreed on one. My daughter's name was a cinch for both of us - we named her after a spunky/feisty character in a John Wayne movie.

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  16. I love the names you have chosen. I do hope you get to use them one day.

    Most of my 'girl' names were vetoed as being too old fashioned - Rosie, Daisy, Emily or too 'weird', Sasha, Freya. We had one boy's name, Charlie, which we never needed.

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