Want to know the story behind Arbor’s name? Brandon and I always spend a lot of time picking out the names for our babies. With each pregnancy we have our list of girls’ names and boys names. Once we find out the sex of the baby, we create a bracket, just like March Madness, and narrow down our favorites.
Arbor’s name story is a little bit different than Annabelle and Ailey because we felt the pickings for an ‘A’ name were very slim. We also thought she was a boy for a few months. There isn’t any concrete evidence as to why we thought she was a boy. I just had a feeling. And I was obviously wrong. But we did have some great A names for boys. 🙂
Our first issue with picking a baby name was my strong desire for an “A” name. There are not many unique A names that we don’t already know in use, but a ton of unique names we both suggested for our third child. My second issue with picking a baby name was getting Brandon to agree with me on something we both liked. I liked the names Aurora and Ainsley – but didn’t love them enough to fight for them. Truthfully I preferred Beatrice or Sutton until I came up with Arbor!
Everyone asks where we came up with the name, Arbor, for our third daughter. To be honest, it came up when I googled, “Festive holiday names beginning with A.” There aren’t many festive holiday names that begin with A, but some random website suggested ARBOR. I remember proposing the name to Brandon with the premise of Christmas and seeing the light in his eyes, Maybe we would actually agree on a name…
Simply enough, Arbor means TREE. During the winter (when Arbor was due) there are an abundance of Christmas TREES. Since the love Brandon and I have for the Christmas season is immeasurable, it only makes sense we chose a baby name associated with the time of year.
Another reason why I like the name Arbor: I was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My Dad was a student at the University of Michigan while I was born and my parents lived in Ann Arbor until I was 8 months old. I’ve never been there, but the name holds a little bit of sentimental value.
Arbor Brynley was born on December 6, 2021. Want to know where Brynley comes from? Brandon loves the name Brynn and somehow came up with Brynley. We love Arbor’s name because it will always remind us of the joyful feeling of the holiday season and the missing piece of our Houston family puzzle.
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