Monday, 22 July 2013

List 27 - favourite names

When I was growing up I was going to have a boy called Logan (based on the boy in the Babysitters Club books) and girls called Ashleigh and Jordan. Of course as I got older and pregnant and actually started needing a name my mind changed.

When pregnant with Hunter I liked:
Boys names
Will (but not William)
Drew (but not Andrew)
Girls names

We ended up deciding on Lainee Paige if he was a girl. Lainee named after my husband's Mum who passed away just before we got married. Her name was Elaine - which I didn't like. But I was reading a book when pregnant with a girl named Elaine who was called Lainey for short. I decided I liked it and suggested it to hubby - but rather than the traditional spelling I decided on rearranging the letters of Elaine to get Lainee. It just takes 1 letter change - the E from the front moves to the back!
When pregnant with Savannah
She was going to be Ryder if she was a boy. We found out she was a girl so started concentrating on girls names. Our previously picked Lainee I changed my mind on a bit but still wanted to include it based on the significance of it. We decided to use it as a nickname. Other names I liked were:
Willow (hubby thought this one was too hippy!)

Linking up with Deb at Listmania. 


  1. And do you use the nickname Lainee? Or has something else snuck in?

    1. Oh no I realised I wrote that wrong! We used Lainee as a middle name - not nickname. So she is Savannah Lainee (and just in case you are curious we mostly call her Vanna).

  2. I love the sentiment and the idea behind Lainee.... clever way of spelling it too :) I have been watching reruns of 7th Heaven and there is a baby called Savannah in it and everytime I hear it I just think it's so pretty :)