Saturday, May 7, 2011

Naming Our Little Boy

  Have you ever seen the movie "The Good Ole Boys"?  I have not.  But apparently, there is a little girl in there by the name of Rivers.  Cute little name, huh?  That is exactly what Jacob Coleman thought when he watched this movie as a little boy....around 8ish, I think?  Anyway, at some point after hearing this name he decided Rivers Lynn would be a great name for a little girl and that Creek Allen would be a great name for her brother.  He held on to these names for many, many years.
  At first, I was not a fan of either of these names.  Too different, I guess.  I've written before that Anna Elizabeth became our favorite girl name, but Jacob and I always had different favorite boy names.  My favorite was Isaac, Jacob's favorite was Creek.  I remember thinking, when we were pregnant with AB, 'What am I going to do if he still wants to use the name Creek for a little boy?' (we didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl, yet).  Obviously, the issue did not come up at that time.
  Then, all of a sudden, about two years ago, I completely fell in love with this name.  I realized how perfect the name "Creek" was for Jacob Coleman's son.  It is precious because, not only did Jacob come up with this name when he was a kid, but because it just describes a son of Jacob Coleman...if that makes sense.  If you know Jacob, you know what I mean :)  And I absolutely love the fact that he came with this name so very long ago.  It shows me that even as a child, he was thinking about his future wife and children.  He doesn't really know where "Allen" came from, he just thought it sounded good. 
  So, there you have it - Mr. Creek Allen Coleman!


  1. That Rivers was a cutie. A couple of people have asked me where the name Creek came from and I've told them that it's just logical. What else could my brother's son be called? I love it. I can't wait to meet him. :)

  2. People kept asking me the same thing and when I explained it that way - they were like, 'Yeah, you're right - it does describe the son of Jacob Coleman!'