3.18.2010

it's all in a name...

We're taking a little poll people. 

My friend Marni has a daughter named Madeline.  She is about to give birth to a boy and the name is still up in the air - that's why we're here. 

Marni and her husband have narrowed their search down to the following names.  They're wondering what you all think and if you have any other ideas.  Their last name is "Marquardt".  Here we go...
  • Trevor
  • Joel
  • Jameson
  • Liam
  • Knox
  • Elijah
  • Hector
Middle name options are David and Hayes - both are family names.  Leave your votes (or new suggestions) in the comments section.

Side note:  I did not take this photo.  It's from 1944.  It's my Dad, but don't tell anybody because I didn't ask him if I could use it..........I think he looks like Mr.Magoo in this photo.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Out of their choices I like Liam and Hayes but I'd like to add "Max". I think it would sound nice. Good Luck to your friends!

lisa said...

I vote for Elijah Hayes or Jameson Hayes but don't shorten Jameson to James or Jamie, that would ruin it.

Maria said...

This is a loaded question for me!
When I chose names for my boys, I started with origins that I liked, Irish and Hebrew in my case. Once I had a list of names I liked, I looked up all of their meanings. Throughout history, across cultures, names were chosen to denote a character trait of a child, or maybe with the hope of their eventual embodiment of the character traits associated with their names. (and sometimes it defined the family business or relation). But, I embraced the idea that I wanted to name my boys with traits I hoped they would one day embody and display as part of who they become.
With my eldest, his 1st name means Honorable, Valiant and Brave, while his middle name means Happy and Blessed. With the youngest: 1st name means Man of Prayer while his middle name means Wise or Wisdom.

With that in mind………

Elijah: My God is the Lord
Trevor: Large settlement
Joel: The Lord is God
Jameson: Supplanter (one who takes the place of or moves into the position of another)
Liam: Will, desire and helmet, protection; Hebrew: my people
Knox: Round-topped hill
Hector: Holding fast

David: Beloved
Hayes: Enclosure

Here are my votes (in order):
Liam Hayes
Elijah David
Elijah Hayes
Jameson Hayes

Sorry for such a long answer - but I take this more seriously than most I think.

Courtney said...

I vote for Liam as well! In order my vote is: Liam, Elijah and Hayes.

Anonymous said...

My vote is for Liam or Trevor - Hayes for middle, cool name.

kroney said...

I was leaning towards Jameson but after reading Maria's list of meanings I have changed my mind.
I vote for Liam David.

sunshine said...

Liam or Trevor....David for middle. Your dad looks like he was a happy, healthy baby.

dreamday said...

i love jameson... and hayes was my first choice for my son's name but it didn't flow well with our last so he ended up with the name "hayden".
tell your friend congrats and hello, from one marni to another :) !!!

Beatnheart said...

Liam..

Anonymous said...

Yes, I go with the majority. Liam.

Maddie said...

I love the name Declan so I'd like to throw that in the hat.

Andrew H. said...

I like Liam as well. Very distinguished. Liam David...

I love that photo of your Dad!

oh, hello friend. said...

just wanted to stop in : so glad you found something for your daughter! :) sounds PERFECT!

and love these names, they are really neat. im a personal fan of elijah.

xo.

Maria said...

Maddie - that is my son's name - we LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

I was going to vote for Liam but after reading the comments, I'm with Maddie and Maria. I like "Declan".

Maxine said...

I guess I'm with the majority. I like Liam and Declan. Hayes for the middle. Can't wait to see what they chose! I've been reading your blog for a while, really like it, you have great photographs. First time comment.

Pam said...

It's a Liam from me too.

Henley said...

Declan David, Liam Hayes. Can I also add Mason to the name vote?

Maia said...

I vote Liam :)

Anonymous said...

Jameson Hayes Marquardt

Milestone Hayes Marquart - Miles Marquardt