As you may know, Josh and I have THE hardest time naming our kids. Ethan had been alive for two days before I finally made the executive decision to name him ETHAN (Josh hated that name) JAMES (Josh’s middle name, yet he is not a fan) CARR. That was the only combo I had ever written down previous to the birth so I went with it. I have always wanted to use JAMES in some way for several reasons:
As mentioned above, it is Josh’s middle name. So Josh probably thinks I named Ethan in his honor. Sure…yes…yes, Josh, I did. But REALLY I named him after MY DAD, Blaine. Did you know that, Dad? Well, it’s true…kind of…in my messed up brain. 🙂 You see, all of my life my dad listened to JAMES TAYLOR all the time. He had ALL of his RECORDS. (That’s right, kids, RECORDS.) I would sit and look at those album covers when I was 4, 5, 6 years old and I thought they were all pictures of MY DAD. Because, you see, in REAL life my dad played the guitar and sang AND looked exactly like THIS:
And when he had kids and became RESPONSIBLE, he cut his hair and looked just like THIS:
K, so when Josh got home from his mission we hung out a lot as friends. One day I was looking through his big old case of CD’s and I saw JAMES TAYLOR’S GREATEST HITS….Insert romantic, springtime, love music here. I looked up at Josh with those Davy Jones’ twinkley-in-love-eyes. That is the first time I remember feeling a ZING of LOVE for Josh. 🙂
So even though Josh may not love the name he was given, it means A LOT to me!
By the way, when I was little, I was sure my dad’s best friend was Kenny Loggins and I SWEAR we even helped him move once.