Monday, May 29, 2006

Speaking of names.....

If you ever come to IHOP and check your child into a Children's Equipping Center class, be sure and take note of all the names. It's like all the Bible characters in one room! 2 or 3 Zions (believe it or not), a bunch of Samuels, Levis, Jacobs, Tirzah, Jedidiah, Elijah, Israel, Isaac, Noah, Seth, Trinity, Michael, Gabriel, Isaiah....the list goes on. Then there are the prophetic names like Truman and Zoe and the soon coming Rees Lake. I feel a bit pressured to come up with an Old Testament Hebrew meaning for Jackson and Grayson. Somehow "Uh, it sounded really cool" doesn't cut it when asked about why we chose those names. Only at IHOP!

13 comments:

Randy Bohlender said...

It's odd....no "Leroy".

Kari said...

Rees Lake. Is that going to be your new baby's name?

Kelsey Bohlender said...

No, it's the Meier's new baby boy!! Wahoo!

Kristi Walsh said...

when is she due? how 'bout Lisa Gottshall? Gotta keep me up-to-date with the 'baby news'! :-)

Kari said...

What are their other kids names? I always liked the name Jasper Lake but Eric thought otherwise...

jen said...

And I'm sure there are a plethora of Abigails. And the more common Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. More Aidans starting to emerge, too, although that's Celtic and not Hebrew. Oh well.

allyson said...

haha that's great!

Kelsey Bohlender said...

Rachel is due just about any day now, Kristi. And she's as cute as ever.

Kari - her other kiddos are Isaiah and Zion Rain. Ooohhh, Jasper, now that's a cool one!

Mikie3toes said...

Watch for "Sardius", "Emerald" and the ever popular "Mahershalalhashbaz" (see Isaih 8:3)

Randy Bohlender said...

Wasn't Jasper Lake somewhere northwest of Grand Island? I think we went snipe hunting out at Jasper Lake.

Kari said...

Yeah, Yeah I had to hold the bag...and the flashlight....(go figure.)

Linda Dinsmore said...

After sitting around our dinner table and telling Craig and the kids the story about your name, Kelsey, my 6 year old Molly decided that from now on she would be called Madeline. Her twin brother Luke switched to "Linus". The name change for Luke didn't last long but Molly, I mean, "Madeline" kept hers all weekend!

Grayson Bohlender said...

How about Graysons??