Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A Name...


I have been asked, more than once, about my children's names. I will try to explain.

Ausha Dryden, my 11 year old...Can't really tell you where her first name came from...to me, it has always meant "flowing water", why...I don't know, just the way my brain works...I think it actually means "hope". Her middle name comes from her father's family, a last name somewhere down the line. Ausha is a very lucky girl, as she would tell you...she has two Dad's. Two Dads who have always been there for her. Carl and Lance are great fathers. The three of us work as a team, as it should be...I feel sorry for my girl's boyfriends...when that time comes...all three girls have quite the protective force behind them...

Kaziah Quinn, my 7 year old...Kaziah came from a book my Mom was reading while I was pregnant. Kaziah is also a take off from Ketzia...One of the Three Daughters of Job...Ketzia from the Hebrew, Meaning "A Powdered Cinnamon-like". Her middle name, Quinn...I can't think of a reason other than, we liked the way it sounded. We were also hoping for a boy and liked the name Quinn. Plus...she is our "Kaziah Quinn, medicine woman". Kinda silly. We call her Zia.

Now for Roxie Shea, my 3 year old...I really just wanted an old name with some spunk. She was almost a Mia, Lidia, Lucy, or Matea. Shea came from Shea Stadium. As I have mentioned before, we are huge Mets fans...the disappointment this year is overwhelming, but, we still believe (my Met's flag is still flying). If Roxie had been a boy, her name would have been Shea Stephan or Shea Eric. We are sooo very sad that "they" are rebuilding Shea Stadium, soon to be known as the Citi Field. Guess it is better than Petco Park.......

A little history for you on Shea Stadium...An overwhelming crowd of 60,000 screaming Beatles fans packed the stadium for the first major outdoor stadium concert on August 15, 1965. The Beatles were followed by other rock and roll legends including the Rolling Stones, The Who, The Police, Simon & Garfunkel, Elton John and Eric Clapton. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix also made a little known appearance at Shea for the 1970 Summer Festival for Peace.

A bit more...The stadium was originally to be called Flushing Meadow Park but was later named for the popular attorney, William A. Shea, who spearheaded the drive to bring National League baseball back to New York following the departure of the Dodgers and Giants in 1957...Now you know how they came up with the Mets colors...blue(Dodgers) and orange(Giants).

My name, Michelle, came from the Beatles song...of course!!! My Dad calls me "Shell Face".

2 comments:

creme brulee said...

myshell. I'd like to steal a line or two from one of your recent comments (back to me) for a post tomorrow or Friday.

if you emailed a photo of your family I would use it in the post. gordon18@execulink.com

you had one on the right side of your blog earlier. maybe I could edit it to B & W!

cb @ Four Mugs

PS we now have a crock

Shannon said...

Oh what a great story. There is so much power in a name, and you kids have truly unique and beautiful ones. Thanks for the story! Shannon