Wednesday, January 6, 2016

I Met an Old Lady

A little old lady stopped me in Natural Grocers to tell me that she just LOVES Isaak's name. I said, "Thank you!"

She then asked me my other child's name? I told her it was Mica.

She wanted to know their middle names as well, so I told her those as well.

She said, "Oh I just love biblical names! My grand kids have Biblical names. One of my kids goes on mission trips."

I didn't have the heart to tell her that Mica was named after a mineral. Yep Travis likes rocks, arrowheads, and stuff like that.

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Mica flecks are also used in paint to make it shimmery. We both like to paint, so all the more fitting. 

M|I|C|A is also an art college: Maryland Institute College of Art. I never did understand why Institute and Collage were in the same name, but I like that it's an art college.

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It's also a fancy ski resort in Canada. I learned this when I was up 1/2 the night with Mica when he was a baby. I fell asleep on the couch, and woke up to a program about Mica Heliskiing. You can only get there with a jet. I've never been skiing. With my weak ankles I'd probably fall on my face! It looks neat, and fun though! Certainly interesting to watch the show.

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The biggest reason we didn't spell Mica as Micah is because we had a friend in college that's name is Micah. He was nice, but certainly not ambitious. He was into drugs, and was a pretty dirty guy. We didn't want college friends thinking that we named our son after him.

I got the spelling for Isaak's name off of the singer Chris Isaak.

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If you don't know, Chris Isaak sings the sexy song Wicked Game, and Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing. I'm not a huge fan on him per say. I like his songs, but I've never seen him in concert, and only know 2 of his songs. I just liked the way his last name was spelled.


I also like Isaak spelled like Izac. Called Zac for short. We already had a Mica Zachary, so that was out. We thought about Jaxon for Isaak's first name, but Mica and Jaxon sounded like Michael Jackson. Isaak it was. We call him Zeek, Zeeky, Zeeker, and I's. 

People might think of this for our children's names: 

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I never thought about Mike and Ike until after we had Mica and Isaak. We don't call them Mike or Ike.

With the older lady in Natural Grocers I just nodded, smiled, chatted briefly with her some more, and went on my way. I never told her that the boy's names are not Biblical in our minds. She seemed so pleased that they had Biblical names. Why ruin the moment for her?

When you think about it a lot of boys names are biblical: Sam, Paul, James, John, Jacob, Caleb, Charles, William, and so on. It's only recently that other names were used: Carter, Graham, Jace, Hunter, Mason, and so on.
 
We've gotten stopped at times about our boy's names being Biblical. I wonder if more common place boy's names that are in the Bible get connected in a religious context? There isn't anything wrong with that. I'm just curious.

11 comments:

Beate said...

I love that your boys' names have so much meaning to you :) I like both names and I'm sure your boys will like it in the future that you picked special names for them :) I wonder why the woman was so interested in the names.
Have a wonderful week!
Lots of hugs,
Beate

Jacquelineand.... said...

I like their names (and am into rocks and minerals myself) and didn't stop to ponder where they came from.

Theresa Mahoney said...

My nephew is named Micah. With an h ;) His adoptive parents are both ministers, so I hope he doesn't turn out to be a lazy drug addict lol.

Harry Flashman said...

When I read about Mica, I have always thought he was named "Micah" after the biblical name that means "who is like God?" I never caught on until this post that he wasn't.

Masshole Mommy said...

With Jared, I had originally wanted to name him Justin, but that was right around the time that Justin Timberlake just came out with his first solo album and he was really popular. I know it sounds dumb, but I didn't want people asking me if I named my son after Justin Timberlake. Of course that wouldn't have been the case, but not long after the name Jared popped in my head and I liked it even more than Justin because it was a bit less popular.

alissa apel said...

Masshole Mommy - I wanted to name Mica - Jonas, but I thought people would think of The Jonas Brothers. Ha

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I never thought about boys names since I had a girl. If I would have had a boy the father who I am divorced from would have wanted it named after him. Glad I had a girl.

alissa apel said...

Harry - I think Mica still means "Who is like God?" regardless of the spelling.

alissa apel said...

Terry - Savannah Claire was out girl name. We never got to use it. Oh well.

~ Noelle said...

I had my two names long before I got married. Lol, glad marc was okay with it ;)

Ai Sakura said...

So interesting to learn more about why you chose the names you did for your boys.. thanks for sharing this little bit of trivia!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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