Friday, May 9, 2008

special K

When I was pregnant with my first born, I craved tomatoes. Daily. With my second, it was mac 'n' cheese and when I was carrying Shaye, I lusted after Italian salad dressing and anything drenched in it. With my last pregnancy, it was different. Food was hardly on my mind; instead, I craved a letter- K. I was obsessed with naming our last girl a name that started with the letter K. My name list read something like this:

  • Keely
  • Kailyn
  • Kylie
  • Kady
  • Kendra
  • Kaidyn
  • Kaycee

I couldn't convince John though. Then I saw the name McKenna on a realty sign. I liked the name for the fact that I could call my littlest Micky, which is my best friend's nickname. I didn't particularly like the spelling though. About a month before I was due, I was at a wedding shower and was talking to a woman who had a daughter named (& spelt) Makenna. I started to get excited. After much doodling, I came up with M-A-C-K-E-N-N-A. The day she was born, John decided it was a perfect fit and our youngest daughter was named Mackenna Anne. I love the name and I also got my K- I called her Kenna for the first year and a half of her life. Unfortunately, due to the change in the spelling and our Boston accents- nobody calls her Micky- it's Mackie- which I love just as much. But not as much as I love this little girl.


A, B, C, and D said...

I love the pic and love the name!

elexisb said...

What's got you thinking about all that? Is it Mother's Day or are you gonna have another?!!

gina said...

Good Gosh, no and NO! Actually I think Mother's Day and other "trinket" holidays are overrated- I think moms and dads should be celbrated daily. ;) And no more littles for us. It was actually just this picture of Mackie parading around in Shaye's letter crown from school and I thought there's my special K. I don't usually write such long posts ,so I thought one wouldn't bore anybody to tears. :) Was I wrong? Hello? Are you sleeping??!?? :)

elexisb said...

AH! Thanks for waking me. I think I dosed off for a second there! jk

I despise cheesy holidays like Valentine's and all, but I just MUST have at least one Mother's Day. My hubby needs to be told to pamper me for one day. I don't really just get a day off from disciplining, er - parenting, during the rest of the year.

I hear ya, I don't want anymore either. I beg daily for my hubby to get a vasectomy. My 30th b-day is later this year and if he doesn't get one by then, that's what I'm asking for for a present!

gina said...

:) I had my tubes tied during my c-section with Mackie. My theory is if we ever hit the lottery and wanted more- we could afford invitro- other than that we are done. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! I found your blog thru the MommyFest.. I was reading thru your posts and wanted to let you know I have a Kenna! Her full name is Kennacie but we call her Kenna.. We considered McKenna too.. Anyways it's not a super popular name so I thought I'd let you know :)

gina said...

Oh that's a cool name too! I don't think I ever heard it, a fact I like! :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Jules said...

What a great story!

And a great name, too! :) I love to hear how people decided on their kids' names. That was always one of the best parts of being pregnant for me - trying out all the possible names to see how they "fit".

Thanks for sharing!

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