Steph had this on her blog and I thought it was fun. I was a little disappointed, however. My new names aren't too cool..bah!
My rock star name (first pet and current car):
My gangsta name (favorite candy bar and favorite cookie):
Butterfinger (sounds better "Butta- finger") Chocolate Chip
My detective name (favorite color and favorite animal):
My Star Wars name (first three letters of last name and first two letters of first name then the word "of" then a medication you are on):
My superhero name (2nd favorite color and favorite drink with "The" in front):
The Red Barq's
My Nascar name (first names of your grandfathers):
My "lover" name (name of your favorite perfume/cologne and your favorite candy):
Lucky PB M&Ms
Witness-protection name (mother's and father's middle names):
Josiah Christian Applegate: One of Kit's zone leaders on his mission was named Josiah. He was very inspirational and a strong, spiritual missionary. On my mother's side, my great-great grandfather was also named Josiah and was known for being an upright, honest man. King Josiah was a boy king who chose to put the Lord first. We wanted our son to have a name full of spiritual strength. Christian is Kit's given name. It is tradition in his family to give the first born son the name of his father as his middle name (ie, Christian Michael). I love the tradition and I think Josiah's name is beautiful!
Gavin Reed Applegate: Kit and I chose Gavin's name together very quickly. We had his name picked out before we were even expecting. We simply liked the name Gavin. When we chose it, it wasn't as common (or so we thought) as it is today. Reed is my father's name. Another example of spiritual strength for our sons to rely on. My father is a wonderful man in my eyes and I want my sons to grow to have his strengths.
Gunnison Michael Applegate: Again, we chose Gunnison's name before we knew we were pregnant. We had been reading a baby book and stumbled across his name and knew it fit our next son. It is a long name for a little boy, but again, the name is full of strength. Michael is my father-in-law's name. He is yet another spiritual giant I want my sons to emulate. I want my boys to see their names and understand the wealth of respect and love Kit and I have for these men. These men have their faults, but their greatness supersedes them. I want them to respect their name-sakes and live up to the names chosen for them. I want them to grow beyond their faults and live up to their potential, spiritual greatness. I love you, my three strong spirited boys!!!