Sunday, April 22, 2007

Because you need to know more about me part 3

So Alpha Dude sent me 5 questions for the interview theme going around. The first question....well I think he is trying to get me to tell a story I told him previously on his blog....

Its a good question and probably will take the most of this post! Also I am working on my wedding story post and will have it out tomorrow or Tuesday but I am trying to get something to work for the post so as soon as it works I will post it.

1) You have four children. How did you choose each of their names? With 4 kids you can imagine it can be difficult to come up with names especially when you are into the meaning of names and trying to prevent any embarassing initial problems such as my initials once marrying Kelly which I will reveal to you now TRD, hmm looks okay until you sound it out. There is a story about that and it took me awhile for that to set in.

So to get to the names.....Izzak who some may know his full name is Kelly Izzak Dunn. His first name obviously comes from his dad and his dads name is Kelly also. Personally I am not a big fan of the name Kelly mostly because like my own name it can go either way but more often people think of Kelly as a girls name. We agreed that we would have his first name Kelly because I couldn't take that away from my husband it was a family name and I understood that. We made the agreement though that he would have a different middle name. Partially because I like Gene for my baby boy even less then Kelly! I really like the name Izzak which is normally spelled Isaac and I knew the meaning of the name Izzak was laughter and this was when we were going through all the possible diagnosis of possible down syndrome and he had a heart murmer. The doctors were giving us a lot of bad statistics and I told them that one day he would laugh in their faces for it. When he was born he came out with a smile on his face and his heart was perfect and no downs. I felt the smile was his way of laughing at them. The name Kelly means warrior so Izzak is a laughing warrior! The spelling came from the fact Kelly can't spell and never felt he would be able to spell it the correct way. Incidentaly his initials if you notice spell out KID!

Joshua's name is the one I think Alpha Dude was trying to get me to tell....
We actually didn't choose his name...We knew what his name would be before he was even conceived. Just before that I had a dream and in the dream I was told that we would have a baby boy and his name would be Joshua Robert. Sounds strange to some but its true. It was a very vivid dream and it was like an angel that told me. To bad he didn't tell me how hard it would be to get him here. But if you know his whole story and the fact he really shouldn't be here after all we went through. I almost lost him at 16 weeks and 24 weeks due to severe blood loss. He was born at 32 but had a lot of problems. Joshua means Jehova saves or Jesus saves. I had litteraly hundreds of people praying for both of us and even the doctors said it was a miracle he did as well as he did and that we both survived. It was a scary time but I always had this peace in me that he would be okay after all he was given his name by God as far as I'm concerned and he must have some special purpose for being here. His first year was not fun but like I said I always knew inside he would be okay. Robert also happens to be his Grandfathers name so that part went over well. Joshua Robert means Jehova saves and bright fame! He likes it. So there we have Joshua Robert Dunn....although he would tell you he wants to change his last name so it starts with a K because JRK sounds like jerk! His words honest he told this to us when he was about 7.

McKenzie....I chose her first name when I was 13. I just really liked the name and when Kelly and I were dating I told him that when we got married our first girl would be McKenzie. Originally her middle name was supposed to be Nicole but my sis in law gave her daughter the middle name Nicole and since they were only 9 days apart I didn't want them to have the same middle name. Besides at the time I was irritated at her for getting pregnant on purpose when she was 15! We didn't decide on her middle name until about 6 weeks before she was born. Her middle name is Tamsen. McKenzie means the fair one. Tamsen is actually derived from Thomas which means twin. I was really big with her very early on and people kept teasing me about her being a twin. We got the name from my mother who suggested it because she had seen it in a book. So Kenzies full name is McKenzie Tamsen Dunn. I like the way it sounds and I like that her first name means fair one. I think it fits.

There are several meanings out there for the name Madison bu the one I knew when I named her was "Gods mighty warrior" and her middle name is Torrie which comes from Victoria and it means triumphant. Kelly actually chose her name completely. I always thought he did a good job on it. He really struggled with the middle name for her also and then one day he heard the name Tori somewhere and decided Madison Torrie sounded perfect. So her name means Gods mighty warrior, Triumphant. How is that for a name to try to live up to? Of course she goes by the nickname Maddie and when occasionally Mad which to be honest really fits her sometimes! So she is Madison Torrie Dunn. If you click on her picture you can see better that she is smiling. This is her newborn photo. Honestly I jok we should have known from this photo and her smiling at 5 days that she would have an interesting personality!
Have you noticed something about the girls names? They have the same initials MTD for both. Can you believe we didn't do that on purpose? Honestly we didn't even realize it for awhile after Madison was born....we can be a little slow sometimes.
2) You have just taken office as the first woman US President. What is the first "presidential" thing you will do?

Oh wow that is a hard question. I don't really know. I am so not the person who like to make decisions. Just ask the hubby. I do the same thing the same way all the time. I am a creature of habit! Decisions don't come to me well so I would be a horible president. I would say things like so what do you think we should do?? Its funny the only thing I am any good at deciding on is things that involve my kids. There are a lot of things I would do but the thing that affects our family the most is my kids education. I would love to figure out how to change a lot of things including making in easier for parents to have their kids evaluated for learning problems earlier on. As you all know I had to fight for it for Izzak and it shouldn't be that way.

3) You get to spend the entire day with anyone you choose, famous or non-famous, past, present or future. Who will it be and why?
This is going to sound really corny. But if I had the entire day to spend with anyone I choose it would be my hubby. Hopefully it could be a little more then a day. Doing anything we like together not worrying about anything. Like I've said he is my only true love! We never had a honey moon so being able to do something together and not worry about money or anything else even for a day would be fabulous! See I warned you, corny....but its me!

4) If you could choose what each of your children will be when they grow up, what will they each become?
Okay another corny answer one for me. I want my kids to do or be anything they want to be without wondering if they can make it. Izzak wants to go into the military when he grows up (which would be scary for me) but the way he is right now he wouldn't be able to. Being able to understand what someone is telling you and following directions is very important and with his problems he would have a hard time doing that. I would love for him to be healed of his disabilities so he can do what he wants and be safe. Honestly though I just want my kids to be happy and to not struggle in life when they grow up like we have.

5) Everyone has their favorite pet peeve. What is yours?
Lying. It really bothers me. Wether its out and out lying or skirting around the truth to make things sound better. I just want to know it straight. There are a lot of things people can do to me that I can get over easy but lying is one of those things that I have a hard time with. I feel like I can never beleive them again and it makes me sad to think that of anyone. Mostly because I am a very trusting person when I meet them and just assume they will be honest. Once that trust is lost it hard to get back.
If you wanna play, here’s what you do.
1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.” If I don’t have your email address, leave it for me in the comments.
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

6 people had something to say:

PortraitofPeter said...

So wonderful how your derived the names of each of your beautiful children. And a joy to see the photo's too.

I do agree with all your sentiments and also your statement on the meaning of truth - all the more important in a person's true character.

Hope the week goes okay.

Wendy said...

I got so sucked into reading your last few very interesting posts, I was late to pick up Julia from school. Oops. Blogging is not healthy for me, as it passes time to quickly!! Great job on these last four posts! Loved reading them!!

nailgirl24 said...

Great answers I like that presidential one, I might have to steal it.

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Steffi said...

Good answers and it´s true the names of your children I like too.They are all sweet kids and you can proud to them.
Sorry please my english is really bad!


Jocelyn said...

I loved every one of these answers, especially knowing why you chose the names you did. I find that part of life to be so important!