2 down 2 to go! On to Baby C and Baby D:
Clark – One of our first names that made the list. We came up with Clark in the early days of marriage. It has several significant ties as well. It’s Brad’s Grandma’s Maiden Name, the last name of a couple who really had a positive impact on Brad’s life who have passed away, and we also respect the CBS Basketball Commentator/Former Pacer, Clark Kellogg. (March Madness is just around the corner! Go Hoosiers and Bulldogs!)
Meaning: Enlightened Spirit
James 3:17 “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
Thomas– Brad’s Dad’s Name
Meaning: Divinely Preserved
Proverbs 2:11 “Discretion will guard you, understanding will watch over you.”
Nicknames: Clarkaroo, Clarkers, Superman, Clarkasboard, Clarkster, Clark Man, Clark-A-Doodle-Doo, Clarky, CT, Buddy
Isaac – I used to say, “If God gives me a boy someday, I hope his name is Isaac.” (I had no idea that He would give me FOUR!)
Meaning: Child of Promise, Laughter
Genesis 21:6 “And Sarah said, “God has made me laugh, and all who hear will laugh with me”.”
Edward – My Dad’s Name
Meaning: Guardian of Happiness
Psalm 5:11 “But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.”
Nicknames: I-Sack, Izzy, Izeriah, I-Man, Chunk, I-Zeek, Smiles, Thighzaac, Baby, Buddy
So much for our “No Nicknames Rule”!
Oh and here’s the BONUS Brad’s name means “Abundant Provider” and Jennifer means “Trusting”. How fitting! =)
Make sure you check out all the original name stories in the comment section of this post. You all have chosen such meaningful, significant names!
AND if you still want to chat about this topic leave a comment about your favorite NICKNAMES either for yourself or for your kiddos. Can anyone guess my nickname from Kindergarten thru College?