Monday, June 28, 2010

The Name

Griffin - a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the
head and wings of an eagle. As the lion was traditionally considered the
king of the beasts and the eagle was the king of the birds, the griffin
was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature, Representing keen wisdom, strength and courage.
Ranger - guardian of the forest

Originally we had a different name picked out for this little guy from before he was conceived. As the pregnancy wore on, I started feeling like there was another name out there that we were missing. I had a new list of 3 and as a joke with a friend who's last name is Griffin, I added it as the 4th on our list. As time went on, Griffin really started to grow on us but all the way until he was born we would not settle on a name. The kids started referring to the baby as the name of the week "or whatever his name is". As soon as he was born Jeremy and I both started calling him Griffin right away. He didn't seem like any of the other names. His middle name was also spur of the moment. Our other kiddos have family middle names and originally Griffin was going to also. But at a little after 3am Jeremy declares that his name is Griffin Ranger with the possibility of a 2nd middle name being after a family member. We decided to just leave it what it was, we've already honored both sides with our other kids middle names and we just fell in love with Griffin Ranger as it was. And so that is how our new little guy was named.

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