Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sea of Bitterness?!

So, for at least two years Justin and I have had one boy and one girl name for the future babies that may come along. In the FUTURE. Don't misinterpret that I'm pregnant mom, because I'm not. I'm just saying that some day when that happens, we have a boy's name and a girl's name picked out. At least we HAD names.

About two years ago, before Ryan and Renee had chosen a name for their son, Justin and I talked about both of us liking the name Logan for a boy. We didn't share with anyone since we had just gotten engaged not to long before and didn't want to freak anyone out. However, great minds must think alike because Ryan and Renee chose the name Logan for their son! So, Justin and I quickly re-grouped, and decided that we both like the name Nolan. We had agreed that Justin got to pick the boy-middle name, and he picked Ryan...which would make the child's name Nolan Ryan Lastname. Yes, that's the name of a historical a baseball player. But, I suppose by the time we get around to kiddos, they probably won't even know who Nolan Ryan is, and it also isn't like we'll actually call him "Nolan Ryan" all the time...he'll just be known as Nolan.

Anyway, the girl name has always been Isabella Marie Lastname. I love the name Isabella, and I thought that Marie fit nicely. I also liked the combination of Isabella Grace, but I know that's a VERY popular combination. Anyway, being home alone (again) tonight and bored, I decided to do some name research, and discovered that the name Marie means "Sea of Bitterness" ?!? REALLY? I had no idea. Coupled with Isabella, which means "God's Oath"...that leaves 'God's Oath is a Sea of Bitterness'. I think Isabella Marie is out. I have a weird superstition about names, and I don't know that I could go through with Isabella Marie now that I know what it means. I know...probably half of you have the middle name Marie/Maria, and I'm bashing you all by proxy...which is not my intent. But really...SEA OF BITTERNESS? I had no idea.

I can't think of any other middle names that I like with Isabella, so I'm thinking about bumping Isabella to the middle name. I'm liking Lily right now....how about Lily Isabella?

I don't know why I'm so worried about a girl's name....I'm having all boys anyway ;)


  1. Luckily for me, my middle name is Maurine, not Marie. Although everyone is always confused haha. But then again I guess that could mean something totally different and worse...uh oh.

  2. Lol, I'm very protective of my future kids names, I don't know how I'd handle it if someone in the family picked one of them, or a popular TV character in the future pre-kids has the names. That said, I don't pay too much attention to meanings. You're so funny!

  3. Hmm, I've always enjoyed the name Isabel or Isabella from my Spanish class days. :) I almost want to ask that you not give up on it! Hah!

    Tony and I also had our go-to names, picked out well before they were popular (or so we thought), and are now back at the drawing board!

    I also love looking into the meaning of names, but I must say that mine has absolutely no bearing on me as a person. :) Leah Marie means Weary (or weak eyes) Sea of Bitterness, not exactly what you want to hear!

  4. I love the name Isabella too. When we picked it out, Grey's Anatomy wasn't popular, and I didn't know anyone named Isabella. However, it's become REALLY popular. I think it's #2 on the Social Security Most Popular names list right now! If we named future children Isabella, I'd be the third person at work with a daughter named Isabella!

  5. I am having all boys too :)

    and I love Isabella...But I am superstitious about name meanings too....

  6. What about using Renee in there somewhere? Isabella Renee?


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