3.28.2010

The Name


I have been asked "What's in the name?"

WHITTAKER OVERSTREET WETHERELL

So here it is......

WHITTAKER
His first name comes from a couple different places:
1. My dad was diagnosed with brain cancer when I was younger, his oncologist name was Doctor Whittaker. I was only in 4th grade when my dad was diagnosed so my dads doctor really did not exactly make a huge impression on me at such a young age in which I would name my son after him but the journey of my dad's battle with cancer did. So I chose the name Whittaker to represent his Fight and how he conquered it for so long with such grace.
2. My sister's name is Whitney.... She is great. She is 3 years younger than me and I feel as if we were inseparable until I moved off to college. She has such a fire for life and I am so glad Whittaker has such a great Aunt to look up to.

OVERSTREET
My great great great grandmother on my dad's side of the family was Grandma Overstreet. She is not someone that I had ever had the pleasure of meeting. But my grandmother Jewel (my dad's mom) would always talk to me about Grandma Overstreet and how she was a fiery lady with zeal for life....That she had a spark.


So there it is.... neither of the names have great definition from Mr. Webster but they have come from stories in Life from the family line... I am sure glad my son gets to represent such great and wonderful people with his name.

2 comments:

Grimes Life said...

Love him name! Love that little guy, and love those jammies too! :) Can't wait to see you soon!

JPO said...

I love names with meaning.

I just met Mark's grandma and her name is Ollie Kate. I've already decided if we have a girl...that's what I'm naming her!

 
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