Reagan Lizabeth ~ what’s with her name?
After posting about my name last week I received a request to know more about Reagan’s name. So here it goes…
Seriously … you would think most people would go straight for that reference or even know how to spell her name. WRONG! You would not believe the variations of her name that I get. My name, Lanaya…OK, I’ll give you a pass, but Reagan, seriously? When Brian and I were talking about names for our baby I wanted one that was still not heard often but that was easy to pronounce and spell. I didn’t have that luxury growing up and I didn’t want my daughter to have to deal with that.
Well, was I ever in for a shock. Most of the time she gets called Ree-gan. When I am asked how to spell her name it takes all my willpower not to stab the person right then and there. He was a PRESIDENT people! Why is this so hard??
Her middle name is Lizabeth. Basically Elizabeth with no E. I chose this name because it is my aunt’s name; my mother’s little sister. It’s unique and it flowed with Reagan.
I chose the name Reagan because I adore Ronald Reagan. He accomplished so much in his life and he didn’t let anyone push him around. It fits her feisty personality and her clever smile. Oh … and I did not keep my baby’s name a secret. That wasn’t a big deal to me. There was no reveal or hushed whispers in dark corners. I told everyone when we realized what her name would be.
So …now you have the story behind Reagan’s name!