Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Show and Tell Tuesday- My Boys' Names

I have never done one of these, but my good friend, Lisa, introduced me to a new blog, Momfessionals, and I am excited to link up!

Today I am sharing where I got my kids' names from. Woody and Gaines aren't exactly names your randomly pull out of a baby book, so people often ask me why I named them that. I love family names since (I feel) they never go out of style. Picking names is hard! So we just went with names that were special to us.

Woodfin James

Woodfin in my grandmother's maiden name. She has always been very special to me, and I thought Finn would be a cute nickname. However, my husband had other plans and insisted he be called Woody. I can't imagine calling him anything but Woody now! James is my father-in-law's name. Brooks and his dad have always been very close. I hope that my boys are as close to Brooks as he is with his dad.

Gaines Alton

Gaines was my husband's late grandfather's and uncle's name. Alton was my grandfather's name, as well is my brother's middle name. You can read more about these wonderful men here!

 With my grandmother, Helen Ann Woodfin Hollon, on her 80th birthday

 My softball days with MawMaw and PawPaw (Alton Hollon)

Woody with his Papa, James Harvard

Gaines with my brother, William Alton


  1. Oh absolutely LOVE these names. So unique, and such great meaning. Was so cool to read about them :-)
    -Erin (No Bohns About It)

  2. I just LOVE their names. We used family names as well, and I wish we'd have 5 more just so I could name them. You have great taste and adorable kids!

    1. I adore your children's names as well, Laura! Such classic names. The sad part is, if we are blessed with any more children, we are all out of names!


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