PCK - What's in a Name?

Today I'm linking up for Show & Tell Tuesday, telling all about how this sweet guy got the name Parker Campbell Klein...

I mean, naming another person is huge. I remember when Parker received his Social Security card in the mail and we were floored seeing the name we had chosen in writing. On an official document. Like it was real or something, that name we just fabricated in our heads. I still am just amazed when I see Parker' name printed on things we get like doctor's bills and packages - in part because, just like his name, he also seemed to spring out of thin air. 

So anyway, back to that whole naming another human being thing. As a girl, I had been dreaming up baby names since the day Max and I got married. Actually, who are we kidding, I was probably dreaming up baby names way before that. But once we were married, it seemed acceptable to talk about, ha! I had lists and lists of what I thought were fun and unique names. Once we were actually pregnant, I started throwing out these names for reactions. Y'all, my husband vetoed each and every one. I will never have a little boy named Hennessy (and I think the grandparents are all sighing with relief right now). I started thinking we would have a nameless baby. Throw into the mix that we weren't going to find out if we were having a boy or a girl, and our work was doubled. 

We had a road trip from Scottsdale to Sedona to attend a wedding while I was still in my first trimester (and no one really knew we were pregnant yet) and I remember talking baby names the whole entire trip. It was on that highway that we agreed on Parker! I don't remember whose list had it first or how it showed up there, but it was the only name we both agreed on and we both loved it. And Parker is so a Parker. 

His middle name was one of my crazy ideas that Max still went for, maybe because I was the pregnant one? I wanted our little one's middle name to have meaning, and I thought back to our very first date in the California town of Campbell! Campbell was also the city where Max proposed. I thought the name was adorable as well, so Parker Campbell was decided upon! We kept the name to ourselves for a bit to make sure it was the one, then began sharing it soon after as our option if we had a boy. I was in love with the name, but knew we wouldn't be using it since we were probably having a girl, or so I thought, ha! I was completely surprised when Max announced at the birth it's a boy! This sweetness? Totally a Parker Campbell!

How did you choose your little ones' names? Link up here!


  1. so cute! love hearing the stories behind baby names!

  2. Aww love this! And he is SUCH a Parker. Such a sweet story :-)
    -Erin (No Bohns About It)


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