Calling your child by your pet's name

When I was little, my Mom would sometimes call me by my brother's name. It usually happened when she was distracted, or when she was in a hurry. I never thought about it much, since she usually corrected herself quickly....more

Names Have Power

Ever since I was a child I have heard people say, "sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me." That is a lie! Words have power and names do hurt. Names have POWER and that is why what we name our children matters. What we name our children helps determines how they will live their lives.   ...more

September edition of the name game

On August 12, my mom sent me a seemingly random text message that said: I named you after Lauren Bacall. Cool. Babe.First of all, can we just pause here to recognize how suave my Mom is? She's a pretty crafty chick and an amazing woman. You should check her out....more


There were a lot of considerations that went into trying to find the right name for our son. We wanted something unique, but not crazy. Something that was meaningful to us, but wouldn't set him up for a lifetime of trying to explain his name to others....more

My favorite names for a girl

 NO, I'm not pregnant, and yes, I know if I have another it will likely be a boy (my husband is one of 4 boys), and I've just sealed the deal with this post :-)  But nonetheless I love talking about baby names!  I have spring fever, baby fever and its just fun!  Here are my favorite names other than of course Eleanor (Ellie) :-)PearlBeatrice (Bea)...more

Most Holy Name of Jesus--Names

January 3, Most Holy Name of Jesus,  Jn. 1:29-34...more

What's in a (middle) name

One of my favorite parts of having my son was all the paperwork before I was allowed to take him home. (Hear me out on this one.) Mostly, it was the fact that I got to fill out all the paperwork - that there was nowhere for my husband to even sign....more

Switching Names

If you had to switch your first name, what name would you choose and why? ~~~~~~~~ When I was growing up, I hated, not just my first name, but my entire name.  Debra; it was just too boringly plain.  Bring in my middle name, Lynn; just how much boringly plain can names be.  Anyway, what could I do about it?  My dad always, and still does today, calls me ‘Sis’.  I love him for it, but it was his last name that was a cause of grief for me many times....more

Say My Name

I’m going to do something crazy since it is the end of the week and answer the prompt from yesterday TODAY instead:  If you could switch your first name, what would you choose and why?...more

Say My Name

The origin of my first name, Sherry, is questionable.Some people say it's French and means "darling" while others say it is Israeli in nature and means "beloved".This is what I do know. My parents were debating what I should be called.  They flip-flopped between three names: Laura, Temple and Sherry. Ultimately, Sherry was chosen for me. My mother said my father, quite the prolific drinker, "named you Sherry because he couldn't call you Vodka"....more