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Only At Education Week

As I was browsing in the BYU Bookstore Annex this afternoon, looking at the books and offerings written or recommended by Education Week speakers. There were two, young boys running in and out among the tables an unusual sight, given that children under 14 are not allowed at Education Week

Suddenly I heard a middle-aged woman call, “Let’s go! Hyrum, Joseph, come on!”

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  • agardner August 20, 2009, 7:38 pm

    Ha ha…I know so many families who have both of those names in their family! Plus Nephi of course. I even have a brother who named his son Ammaron. Yikes.

  • agardner August 20, 2009, 7:41 pm

    Oh, and a few others: I know of a family with four sons who are named Spencer, Kimball, Benson, and Hinckley.

    And not that these are church names, but another family with this common theme: Tyler, Madison, Kennedy, and Reagan.

    Gotta love the theme names.

    I also went to school with a girl who was one of 10 girls…all starting with D. Holy cow, some of those names were extremely creative.

    We should start a thread about our kid’s names and where we came up with them. Or is that too personal?

  • ldsmusicwriter August 20, 2009, 11:09 pm

    Hilarious! We have had a Mahonri, and three brothers named Lehi, Nephi, and Jacob in our vicinity. I always thought it would be hard to become a wayward kid with a name like that. Can you imagine someone named Nephi with tatoos and earrings or dressed in black, emo style? Now if it was Korihor or Laman or Lemuel, I could see that.

    My kids met a boy at Education Week last year named Ironrod. No kidding. They came home last night talking about him because he’s there again this year, and he’s a delight. What a name. Definitely distinctive. Definitely LDS.

  • ksjarvis August 21, 2009, 6:33 am

    Helaman is another pretty common one that I hear a lot. Brigham too. I have to admit that we named one of our children after an apostle. Our oldest is Dallin. We just loved that name. Our other two have family names. Mandy is named after my grandmother and Layton is my husband’s grandmother’s maiden name.

    The name Ironrod made me laugh so hard! You are right. Only an LDS family would do that!

  • agardner August 21, 2009, 7:19 am

    Hold to the rod, the Ironrod….

  • Alison Moore Smith August 21, 2009, 1:05 pm

    We have our own kids’ names stories, but I need more time. I did know a girl at Orem High who was named by her 3-year-old brother. (These parents should be strung up.) Her name was Pebbles. Seriously.

    Ironrod? Oh, hold me down.

  • Lewis_Family August 21, 2009, 1:39 pm

    Um Alison, we are supposed to hold him, not you… way to try to horn in on some free action 😉

  • Tinkerbell August 21, 2009, 1:57 pm

    Without meaning to, we ended up with very churchy names for our kids. The first three have Latter Day prophet (or First Presidency) names (used the prophet’s last name as the first). I didn’t realize that until we were pregnant with #3 and a friend asked, “Are you going to name him after a prophet, too?” I thought about it and said, “Yeah, actually”. #2’s middle name is Nephi – after his great, great grandfather (who I presume was named after the BofM prophet). And #4’s first name is Biblical – out of the Old Testament. He was also named after an LDS ancestor. #5 (a girl just born this week) is our first with a name that is not at all church related (but does mean “God is gracious”).

    I don’t think our names are as obviously Mormon, though (except for the Nephi). I hear a lot of non-LDS kids with those names (except #4 – it is weird enough. Only very religious people seem to have ever heard of it. Everyone else asks, “Where did you get that from?”)

  • agardner August 21, 2009, 2:05 pm

    Tinkerbell, congrats on the baby! I had no idea she had been born!

  • Alison Moore Smith August 21, 2009, 5:12 pm

    Tink!!!!! Wooooot!:cheer:

  • Michelle D August 21, 2009, 11:24 pm

    Congrats, Tink!!

  • Tinkerbell August 22, 2009, 11:59 am

    Thank you, all!

  • kiar August 26, 2009, 9:05 pm

    Congrats on your girl. Please share details!!!!

  • Tinkerbell September 8, 2009, 9:52 pm

    I was trying to respond to this two weeks ago when something happened with the website, and I haven’t been able to get back in until today. Thanks for asking, kiar! She came a week late. I was dilated to a 6 at my dr. appointment, so he sent me to the hospital to get induced. Everything went well. She was almost 9 pounds. She is healthy and beautiful and so, so sweet. We are all loving her. My husband has been around to help a lot, so life has been very pleasant. We’ve had good family bonding time.

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