When Mr and I were going through our engagement we, naturally, talked about our future kids. I knew a name I really liked for a potential future son and decided I'd poke around and see where his head was at. To my surprise, he said the same name I loved! His grandfather's name was Jack, and his father's name is Jackie so Brenton wanted to kind of pass that name on to one of our kiddos. To add to it, my dad's name is Sonny. Jackson was a perfect fit since it included both our dad's names (Jackie+Sonny=JackSon). Bonus sentimental value....if you don't know me, I'm a SUCKER for sentimental things. My grandfather, Melvin, grew up with the nickname "Jack". There was no way our first son wouldn't be name "Jackson". Where did "Wade" come from you ask? We basically just started looking up names and picked the one we thought fit the best.
I love hearing the stories of where people get their names for their children. I love that each of my sweeties has a special meaning behind their names and are named after/as a "tribute" to some wonderfully amazing people.
I would love to hear how you chose your kids' names or if you don't have kids yet, I would like to know what names you would like to potentially use. :)