Friday, July 23, 2010

E-Explosion

I'm amazed at the E-name explosion we've had in our church lately... In kids 2 & under, we have... 3 Elianas, 2 Ethans, and one each of Emmett, Elijah, Eli, Elliot, Emma, Elisha, Ezra, Eleanor, Ezeckiel, Emiline, Eve, Eva (full name: Eva Valentina) and of course Éowyn!! I'm expecting to hear about an Edward or an Eric any day now... When you think of how relatively few names there are starting with E, this is really quite excessive! :)

We also have some rarer names, which always make me smile... again, Éowyn, and Gunnar, Magnus, Jett, Harper, Van, Kaden, Makyra, Jedidiah, Atreyu (from The Neverending Story), Serena & Celine (twins), Karis, Kerith, Tilley, Lincoln, Jonas, Judah, Jude, Jayden, Jadon, & Graydon (though he just moved). It's pretty fun to see the 3 name-groups emerge; the families with conventional names, the ones with obscure Biblical names, and then the wackos like us who name their kids stuff from fantasy, Norse mythology, or ethnic groups...

I do like the old-school names coming back, like Emma, Olivia, Frank, Eleanor, Molly & Amelia. Somehow they sound less stuffy to me now that I've seen little tiny ones with bows and bibs on...

6 comments:

Emily O. said...

Wow! That's a lot of unusual names! How about Beren? He's not under 2, but his name, if I'm not mistaken, was inspired by a character in The Silmarillion.

Eowyn's Heir said...

Yep! Beren of the Beren & Luthien saga... which was Tolkien's cameo for his & his wife's love story...I'd love to name kids after them!! Anyway, their family DEFINITELY falls into the "wacko name" category... Beren, Violet, and Eva Valentina!

Kathy said...

I'm not letting any more Calebs come in either. There are 4 of them! If I'm not thinking when it's pick-up time we've got some saaad little Calebs who are NOT happy with me!

I love Violet, makes me think of the Incredibles every time ;)

Kathy

theber said...

Aww, Graydon got a mention. :) What a fun post. And what about Jude's brother, Jett?

Eowyn's Heir said...

He definitely qualifies!! Hey--when'll y'all swingin back thru here? I never properly said "bye" to you!

Leslie said...

yeah, we laugh about Magnus and Gunnar all the time because obviously we're more of the "classic and strong" name category, as I call it ;) I think its always fun to see if children grow into their names, like the lil Martyn across the hall, he's very passionate and a bit of a rebel to authority! Curious to see how those "wacko" named children glorify the Lord!