Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Some people have asked where we found the name Britton. Well........ Mom is in to genealogy and since retirement she has done a lot of research on ancestry.com. She gave us a 17 page list of names from our family and Kirk's family lines. Kirk and I went through all 17 pages to find several names that we liked, but nothing we loved until one day. Kirk called me and said, "what do you think about Britton?" I said, "I love it!" We knew right then, Britton was the name for our second child. Britton comes from my side of the family and was traced back to 1782 to a Britton Holland in North Carolina. Mom did more research and traced some of his ancestors back to a Philemon Holland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philemon_Holland) in England. Britton's middle name, Abigail, also comes from my side of the family. Had Britton been a boy, his name would have been Britton Reece, with Reece coming from Kirk's side of the family. Kirk and I both like the idea of a non-gender specific first name that we could use for a boy or girl since we don't find out the baby's gender. We did the same with Holland's name.