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!