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This post is far removed from my
I have reason though!
I have had several readers ask me
about my children...
or more specifically their names!
Ha! Those are questions I've been
asked for years. I am use to it!
I have given you fair warning.
You can quit reading now!
My oldest--Fielding Jourdan Lucas.
I had a lady write me that had a son named Fielding.
Not only that, but her name was Laurie (close to mine!!).
Her son's name was a family name.
Not so with our Fielding.
It was just a name I loved.
There are a few stories behind his name.
My husband was a baseball player.
He played in college.
He loves the game.
We went over all kind of baseballish names.
We debated great players and their names.
But there was a reason we didn't like every name we came up with.
It was our firstborn. We wanted a very special name!
My husband played catcher. Forever.
Catcher Lucas just wasn't doing it for us!!
Then we came up with Fielding.....you know....
like fielding a baseball?????
Then there was the little fact we were living in
when he was born.
We aren't just Okie's,
we are BIG TIME SOONERS.
Sooner born and Sooner bred....
And our son was going to take his first breath(s)
We figured out a way to
We chose the name Jordan for his middle name.
My hometown (which was also the hometown of Hubby's parents)
was at one time named
We were far far from Jordan Valley.
So we used Jordan....because it made us think of home.
THEN we figured out if we added a U
then we had a little bit of the OU Sooners in Texas.
So he became Fielding Jourdan Lucas!
Fielding has been called Fi, Field, and Tex
(because of the Texas birth thing!!!).
He is 29 and my only married child.
He and his wife Kelly are expecting
their first child
I can't wait to hear the name!!
(Keep reading, the rest of them won't be so wordy).
Annabelle Caitlin Lucas
Annie is 28. She is named after my
They never met, as my grandmother was gone
before Fielding was even born.
Funny thing was that Elizabeth
my all time favorite girls name.
We had Elizabeth picked out for her
the entire pregnancy
(if she were a girl...as we did not know).
And we named her Elizabeth.
For two days.
Then without even discussing it I told my Hubby
that she did not really seem
like an Elizabeth.
She was an Annabelle.
He told me that he had been thinking
the same thing.
Only he thought she was an Annie.
So we changed it.
And we have never regretted it
for an instant.
She is pure Annie...or Annabelle.
I realize there are a lot of Caitlin's
28+ years ago, I did not know one person
with that named.
It was a beautiful Irish name
and that was an homage to my
My grandfather that was married to (his) Annie
loved the name Annie Laurie...
and he wanted someone to
use the name
to represent our Scottish side.
With the popularity of Caitlin,
I wish I had named her Annie Laurie.
But we have called her many other beautiful names..
Annie, AB, Belle, AnnieCaitie and of course
Number 3 is Taylor Clancy Lucas.
Taylor is 26 years old.
When we chose the name Taylor we had not
heard many people with that name.
And the ones we had heard were all males.
My intention for months and months
was to name her
Taylor Elizabeth (finally using my favorite name).
I said if anyone ever asked me if
was my favorite actress
I would not name her
Well Taylor was almost 3 weeks overdue.
And in that last few days of overdueness (new word)
someone asked me that question.
So on the day of Taylor's birth
Another homage to my Irish roots.
I love Clancy.
She loves Clancy.
We often ask each other
why we didn't just name her Clancy.
Yes, I know people think that is a boys name too.
My girl with a boy's name......
and it doesn't bother her in the least.
Our number 4 is
Coulter Ferguson Lucas.
I know, I know.
What's with all these surnames????
People ask us that every day.
It is a name that fits him as well.
It is big and rugged.
Just like him.
We knew one other person (that was my age)
I loved that name.
Of course we had to put the OU
in there instead of just Colter.
It's a Sooner thing.
Ferguson was my maiden name
and I very much wanted to use it
on one of my children.
I was going to use it even if #4 was a girl.
I know. I know.
Me and those surnames!!
We have heard a few babies lately
But they usually leave the U
out of the name. And one even was with a K instead of C.
But we have never heard a 23 year old (his age)
with that name.
That makes him happy.
Coulter has loved his very individual name.
He is a one-of-a-kind and his name matched that!
And then there is the baby.
Luke Timouthy Lucas.
Believe me. That confuses everyone.
Twenty-two years ago Luke was the tie-breaker.
(Two boys. Two girls.....then Luke).
We chose to not know his sex until he was born.
We had two names picked out.
The Claiborne was the girls version of my Hubby's middle name of Clayton. (You know the Elizabeth part!!)
Cimarron was a unique name and I thought if we called him
Cim, it would rhyme with Tim (Hubby).
Ford was also a unique name and would let
have the same initials.
Which worked out well since they are exactly a year apart.
Then Luke decided to
be born in the car.
On the Cimarron Expressway.
In a Ford.
At the time I was grateful to my husband
for delivering Luke safely.
I was also worried that the name and the situation
would be too much of a story.
I let Hubby name him.
It was totally Hub's idea to go with
Timouthy was from Hubs name.
The spelling was to keep up that OU Sooner
being in the middle of each boy's name.
Of all the unusual names, it is Luke's name
that probably gets the most talk.
People think that Luke Lucas is just .....
a very different name!
You can read about Luke's very unusual entrance
We have heard every comment
you can imagine
about the names.
Someone told us we have
scraped the bottom of the bucket(s)
for the names.
We have had people actually have
fits of laughter.
We have had all kinds of statements
about using the surnames...
and a boys name for a girl.
People that don't know us are always saying
Lucas Fielding, Lucas Taylor, Lucas Coulter or
Annie lucked out on that! She just got the 'old-fashion' name.
If you notice from the pictures
of the children,
they go brunette-blonde-brunette-blonde-brunette.
People like to comment on that too.
One time when we were out eating
with all the children (and they were small)
the (then) governor of Kansas
stopped and asked us about
all the gang.
She even commented about the names.
She asked us how we got brunettes and blondes
that are so different in looks.
(I really thought if she would just look at Hubs
that question would be answered!)
When Fielding was still 2 he had
two little sisters.
By the time he was 4 or 5
he would pray every night
that God would send him
He did not get all 11, but he was happy with the
two he got.
My children are not only close
but close to each other.
They still like to get together
to eat, play games,
eat and eat.
There were days I thought
would never end,
like all mother's know,
the days go by
in the blink of an eye.
that God gave me 5 children...
And no matter
how weird. Or odd.
people think my children's names are...
I am eternally grateful
that they call me Mom.