Friday, July 1, 2011

What's in a Name?

Many people have asked where we got the name Aiden from.  Is is a family name? Well, the answer is no.  I actually have a husband who is very opinionated and hates a lot of names.  For those of you that may not know, he is a coach.  Therefore, he has seen many names pass by him over the years.  Unfortunately, most of the players leave an impression on a coach making you always associate a certain name with a certain individual.  When we found out we were having a boy, the name game became very difficult for the reason mentioned above.  I have loved the name Aiden for awhile and am lucky there has been no Aiden's come through the CC program over the years.  The full name is Michael Aiden Haddox.  Michael is a family name but we will call him Aiden.

Now for the meaning of Aiden:
Orgin: Celtic/Greek
Meaning: Little Fire
Alternate Spellings: Adan, Aden, Aedan, Aeden, Aiden, Aidyn, Aydan, Ayden, Aydin
Namesake: Aiden Quinn (actor)-think Legends of the Fall
--A variation of Aidan, which is the anglicized form of Aodhan.  It was influenced by fictional character Aidan Shaw, played by actor John Corbett in the hit series Sex and the City, and the fictional little boy in the 2002 horror The Ring. 

Of course to us we will not compare to Aidan Shaw.  He will be ours and have his own personality and look.  I can't wait to meet him.  22 days and counting.  I am hoping for early!

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