Tuesday, January 17, 2012

How Sean got his name

The Irishman has taken over blogging duty tonight… Enjoy!
Where did the name Sean come from? During the time leading up to his birth, there was much debate, discussion and negotiation over which name to pick for our little man. By August 1st we ultimately agreed upon Sean David Paul.
David was the maiden name of Jenny. Paul is my father’s name. Sean was the name we both agreed upon. We wanted something Irish, to fit in with Caitlin. And as we are living Stateside, I had a little more influence over the direction we would go on baby names. One of the things we had always said was that if we were living in America, I would get the propose the name of any children and if we were living in Ireland Jenny would get to propose the name. So far, the Irish names have come through fairly well!
Sean is ultimately named after the Irish Cycling Great Sean Kelly, who was my sporting hero growing up as a child. From one day classics to grand tours, Sean Kelly won almost every race imaginable and was also ranked number one in the world for 6 years.
Sean is such a happy baby and is so laid back. He is growing more and more every day and it is hard to believe that he is almost 6 months old already.
Where does the time go!

1 comment:

Agate Lake Girl said...

I lOve hearing how people got their name. Now I can't remember if there was a story for Caitlin?