Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Show and Tell: Names!

I love names! When Hudson was in the hospital I would just walk around and look at the names on the doors! I would always wonder how the family got the name? what made them spell it that way? Is it a family name? There is always a story behind a name!
I am going to share the story behind my two boys with you!

Jagger Preslee- Yes, like Mick, as in Mick Jagger!

I have always known  that if I had a boy this would be his name! I grew up in a family that listened to a lot of music! We were a rock-n-roll kind of family! Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eagles, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Steve Miller Band, Aerosmith, Tom Petty,  Creedence Clearwater, and so many others. Rolling Stones was one of my favorites! I wasn't crazy about the name Mick, so Jagger it is! and really how many Jaggers do you know?? Here is one of my blog posts that you can read also...Jagger Preslee

Hudson Lynn-
When we found out we were pregnant I instantly started looking at names. I had a million more girl names picked out than boy names! Matthew and I also were having issues agreeing on names! Every time I found one that I liked, he didn't and vice versa! It was really stressing me out and I am pretty sure that I started praying for a girl just so we wouldn't have name drama! I also decided to include big brother in on picking out the name and at the time Hudson was not on the list, although I had seen the name on Pottery Barn kids and thought it was cute embroidered!
So time went on and still no name. December 18th, I was airlifted to St. Louis being told I would deliver my 26 week old baby! Many things went through my mind..No name? No nursery? None of us were prepared for this! I was in the hospital for 8 days before he was born, and one day during that time the doctors were asking me what his name would be....I had no idea?? Jagger was stuck on the name Hudson and was already calling him Baby Hudson! One of the doctors heard Jagger say Baby Hudson and that was the end of it. From then on everyone called him Baby Hudson! I told Matthew that day that his name would be Hudson. His middle name was a given..Lynn is Matthews grandparents last name! They mean the world to us so we thought it was fitting! and now here we are almost two years later and he is still called Baby Hudson by many! ;)
Neither one of my boys have "family" names or any name that is super special but they are names that fit them and I can't imagine them being named anything else!

My name: Megan Marie - I am pretty sure that I was named after someone in the movie The Thornbirds?? (Mom, is this right?) and Marie is a family name!

The hubs:  William Matthew -  Almost everyone call him Matt. Most family calls him Matthew. I love the name William. I think it is a great name!

What is the story behind your name or your kids name?? Linking up with Momfessionals!

Hope everyone has a blessed day!
Lots of love..


  1. Wonderful stories! I can't believe Hudson was born at 26 (27?) weeks! Is he a miracle or what? Ok, I have to share my husband's name because it.is.awesome. John HungerMountain Stevens. That's right, his middle name is actually HungerMountain. Apparently it's a mountain near where he was born.

  2. I love the fact that Jagger is after Mick. Classic!

  3. I will totally have to correct my mind now when reading your posts....I have not been reading Jagger's name correctly....for whatever reason I was putting a Y in front....maybe too many shots in college...eek.

  4. Yes you were named after the Megan in the movie/book Thornbirds. Although I was hoping you would not have an affair with a priest. I did however know you would be dark skinned, dark haired and dark eyes like her. I had a million girl names picked out because I knew I was carrying a precious baby girl the minute I found out I was pregnant with you. You dad on the other hand wanted a boy. You would have been Daniel Justin after the 2 most influential men in my life other than you dad of course.

  5. OK, so totally just more similarities between the two of us with the music history---cray cray! I love it and I love how you chose the boys' names. I know only one other Jagger and it's a friend of mine who has two boys--Jagger & Kruz but that's it. I love how unique it is and also because every time I read his name, I sing---ooooooooo, moves like Jagger. LOL!