Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Story Behind our Kids Names...

I posted this on our extended family I thought I'd post it here too. This is the reason for our chilren's names:

TANNER MCKAY: When Scott came to visit me at BYU we went to church where my ward met in the Tanner Building. We were at church and both mentioned that we liked the name Tanner. As we later walked around the BYU campus and I showed him the McKay building where my education classes were held, we mentioned that we liked the name McKay and that David O. McKay a favorite prophet for both of us. We especially liked the way he always treated his wife like a queen (a quality we hoped our future son would have). Later when we were first married I had a little boy in my sunbeam class named Tanner who was just darling that reminded us how much we liked the name Tanner. I'm not sure of the meaning of either name.

LOGAN TAYLOR: When Scott and I were in Utah we visited Logan, Utah and the Logan Temple. While we were there we both commented that we liked the name Logan. It just kind of stuck as a name we liked. Taylor came in Stake Conference while I was pregnant. We were listening to the speakers and writing/doodling names back and forth to each other trying to think of a middle name. We had decided since Tanner's middle name was after a prophet, we thought it only fair that Logan's was too. So we wrote down all the prophets first and last names and decided that out of all of them, Taylor was the best one. I know, kind of weird, but true:) I'm not sure of the meaning of either name.

MALLORY RENEE: We picked Mallory because that was our ultrasound tech's daughter's name...hehe. When we were getting the ultrasound I told her that I had two boys already and that I was hoping there would be a girl in there this time around:) I jokingly said that if she could tell me there was a girl in there that I'd name it after her:) Well after telling us we were having one girl, she mentioned that her daughter's name was Mallory. I really liked it and it stuck. The next time we went in we told her that we were naming the girl Mallory:) And then for her middle name...I never thought of naming her anything but Renee. That is my middle name, my mom's middle name, and my Grammy's middle name. We are all the first I knew if I had a daughter I'd give her the middle name of Renee. Perhaps she will pass on the name to her first daughter I hope.

PRESTON SCOTT: Scott was very close with a family from Virginia that also moved to Michigan around the same time he did. They were kind of his family when he came here...his "home away from home". They had a little boy named Preston that was adorable. After visiting their family one time we talked about the name Preston for a boy and that has always been a favorite name of ours. And obviously Preston's middle name is after Scott:)

So I guess I don't really know the meanings behind the names, but they have stories kind of:) What are the stories behind your children's names??



  1. I loved reading that, Julie. It's so sweet to think about how much time and thought goes into naming these little people even before you know them.

  2. I loved that Julie. You did this for Tanner and Logan's class, didn't you? I remember doing it for Max, but he didn't have such a great story! :)