What's in a name?

Many people have been asking how we came up with Briggs's name. Well here is somewhat of an explanation and meaning behind our son's names:

We came up with Briggs because the girls I hung around with in college had a friend named Briggs. I always loved his name because it was so unique and very masculine. The name was always in the back of my mind. And plus I thought Briggs Robinson sounded good for a little guy or for an adult. Ryan makes fun of me because I had a 4-step test for our baby's first name:

Test 1: Can you picture him with that name as a baby? 
Test 2: Can you picture using his name at a parent-teacher conference for elementary school?
Test 3: Can you picture the announcer saying his name as he steps up to the plate in his high school baseball game?
Test 4: Can you picture him introducing himself as a young adult at his first real job interview?

"Briggs" passed all the tests with flying colors...so that is how it became official!

We came up with Beto (Bet-oh) because it was my grandpa's name on my dad's side (Roberto but people only called him Beto). If I am the clone of my dad, dad was the clone of my grandpa- both in personality and in appearance. I was SO very close to my grandpa Beto. One of the last things he said to my dad was how he was proud of who he was and that he was just like him. And then he went on to say and then there is Krista...she is just like us. We live on! So I knew I always wanted my grandpa to "live on" with my first son. So thats why Briggs is my little Beto. 

On my dad's way to the hospital the morning I was in labor, the song that reminded us of grandpa in his final months came on the radio. When dad came and told me while I was in the delivery room, I started crying because I was filled with so much joy because i definitely felt my grandpa's spirit with me when little Briggs was coming into the world. 

Kara, my lovely Grandma, me, my cousin Lorin, and Grandpa Beto
Also, I still plan on posting his birth story soon, but in the meantime here is a sneak peak of one of Briggsy's newborn photos. As soon as I receive the rest, I will post those as well. 
He honestly is the best thing that has ever happened in my life. Here is my life:

"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." ~Rajneesh 

1 comment:

  1. Krista & Ryan:

    LOVE the pic's!!!! These are SO ADORABLE and what wonderful memories! Loved the Army pic's and him riding in the pocket!!