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