In my mind naming children is one of the most exciting, and impacting things about being a parent.
My parents told me very early on what my names meant, and for me it gave me a purpose. I always felt like I knew who I was and what I was supposed to do and be.
Will you forever be lost and purposeless if you don't know what your name means, or if the meaning isn't grand and glorious? No, most certainly not. But when it comes to naming our children we love giving them something good and special to live up to. We choose names based on meaning, honoring family members, and 'the flow' of all of them together. Both my husband and I are very entrepreneurial minded and we've both used our names for businesses. If our boys start their own business ventures we want them to have 'successful/famous' sounding names they could use if they wanted to.
So there you have it, there is a method to our naming process.
Here are some graphs I've put together for each of the kids so far. I printed them out and they now hang in the boy's room.