What's In A Name?

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Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532



What’s In A Name. . .


Names have recently been on my mind.  Specifically baby names and the choices that make their appearance known.  And likely far before the delivery by that stork at the intended destination.  

 

 

Years ago, I remember when I first heard the name of the new addition to a clients’ family.  It wasn’t a name I had previously heard.  It turns out it was an homage to a character from a book.  This served as another reminder not to choose that category in any virtual Jeopardy! Game that sometimes plays in my head. 

 

 

 

With obvious anticipation, my niece and her husband awaited the arrival of their first child.  Courtney’s husband’s name is Mitch.  So of course, their baby-naming process included a round of the rhyming name game that is sometimes played in order to avoid any unfortunate mistakes that could cause any playground ruckus for their offspring in the future.

 

 

 

And the baby is a first on many levels.  A first grandchild for my sister and brother-in-law plus the first great grandchild for my Mom.  And I guess it's a first for me too - I have never been a great uncle before - in fact the word "great" typically avoids anything associated with me. Meanwhile I digress. . .

 

 

Parker Rose Bovy made her entrance to the world on August 26, 2021 at St Joseph Hospital in Orange, California measuring 20" in length and weighing in at 7 pounds 4 ounces. And since yesterday was also National Dog Day, their dog, Cooper played a part as well.

 

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com. 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

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Pasadena, CA 91102

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Comments (34)

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I had a Realtor who worked for me quite a few years ago. His name was Theon. When I asked how his parents arrived at the name he told me his father wanted Leon and Mom wanted Theodore...so they smashed them together.

Aug 27, 2021 01:31 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Wayne Martin - congratulations on the new grandchild.  Is this going to be a sibling for your grandson or a cousin?  

 

Kat Palmiotti - thank you.

 

Barbara Michaluk - that's for sure.  

 

 

Joan Cox - I am not sure of the length of the process but I am aware there was much discussion.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 27, 2021 01:40 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Grant Schneider - I know you speak on the subject with great authority.

 

Brian England - you're correct - I am old.  

 

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog - thank you for visiting. 

 

 

 

 

Aug 27, 2021 01:50 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - thank you - I appreciate the kind words. 

 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - it's a number that is enough for a baseball team, right?

 

 

Rocky Dickerson - obviously many new adventures ahead for all three.  

 

 

 

 

Aug 27, 2021 01:56 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - proper planning is important.

 

 

Nina Hollander, Broker - I am not sure if most people like their name especially while growing up but after a while we get used to it.   My Mom's dog is also named Oliver - I am not sure Olivia was ever under consideration.

 

 

 

 

Aug 27, 2021 02:05 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - thank you.

 

Kathy Streib - I think that information may be included in the "Great Uncle Guidebook" if I'm not mistaken.

 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - I am sure each baby name has a bit of negotiation attached to it.  

Aug 27, 2021 02:10 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

National Dog Day and now for you great uncle day, a day in which I'm sure will be stuck in your memory bank for a long, long time

Aug 28, 2021 12:06 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

James Dray - the memory bank keeps fillling with deposits - that's for sure.   

Aug 28, 2021 04:57 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, it is interesting names parents come up with.  Sure would not want to be named Apple.    My name is a very old name, but have gotten used to it.

Aug 28, 2021 06:01 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - names are certainly very personal.  I have known a few people who have changed their names(or at least the name they are commonly called).  Whatever works for them I guess.  

Aug 28, 2021 06:16 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - Congratulations on becoming a great uncle! Oh, the joy a new baby brings into a family. Each member can hold a special place in the development of that child. I'm glad that Parker Rose Bovy was born in CA and I hope you have many opportunities to visit her and hold her in your arms. Parker Rose is a beautiful name! It sounds so distinguished! Her size was perfect! My daughter was about the same, 21 and half inches and 7 pounds 1 oz. For me, she fit perfectly into the folds of my arms. My son was a preemie and it was harder to hold a baby that small. Until today, I never heard of a child named Parker Rose. It has a nice ring to it. I wish her mom and dad bliss and may all family members be rejuvenated with positive energy whenever she's around. Again, congratulations!!! 

Aug 28, 2021 04:50 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - thank you for the kind words.  I appreciate them and I am sure the new family along with the larger family does too.  

Aug 28, 2021 04:55 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - you're welcome. The birth of a new baby can open up our eyes with wide-eyed wonder at how quickly they learn (self-taught) before they are one. May you have many opportunities to experience the joy of watching her grow. 😃

Aug 28, 2021 05:01 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I appreciate the added comments and admit it's been a long time since I have been around a child, let alone a baby, for an extended period of time.  I am sure this baby will become well-acquainted with many who love her.  

Aug 28, 2021 05:13 PM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO
SelectAnn.com

Congratulations Great Uncle Mikey!!

I was an aunt when I was 1.5 years old.....

Ann

Aug 28, 2021 05:48 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Ann Hayden 636-399-7544 - since I am the oldest child, I had to wait a bit longer.  😃

Aug 28, 2021 05:54 PM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544

I have to say it was interesting growing up with a niece who was so close to my age!  Fun times!


Ann

Aug 28, 2021 07:21 PM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Michael Jacobs Congratulations, Great Uncle!! I think that's a good name.  One thing some new parents don't do is try the pronunciation of the first name along with the last. Some first-last name combos don't flow and aren't easy to pronounce. That one is.

Aug 30, 2021 07:11 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Wendy Rulnick - You're right:  Name Rhythm is important.

 

Ann Hayden 636-399-7544 - over the years, I have met people who have aunts/uncles who were younger than they were as well as famlies where there are nephews/nieces who are older or closer in age than their children.  Oh, the magic(and the mysteries) of family history.   

Aug 30, 2021 07:31 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Parker Rose...how beautiful! Congratulations Great Uncle and congrats to your mom and sister too!

Aug 30, 2021 08:57 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - thank you for the congratulations.  Of course, I am not sure I should accept them as I had no real role in the event but definitely a supporting cast member.  

Aug 30, 2021 09:00 AM
Sharon Tara

The congratulations is not for your role.


It is for you receiving such a gift in your life!

Aug 30, 2021 09:02 AM