Friday, June 25, 2010

What's in a Name Part 1: When I was a Little Girl

Lately, I have had several friends to have new babies.  My first question is always, "What's the name?"  I have always liked names and the reasons behind them.  So, when something has been on my mind, what do I do?  Write a post about it, of course!  In fact, this is going to be a series of several posts about some of the names in my life.

Ok, to completely get this story, you have to know two things.  The first thing is that my given name is Krystal Nicole.  Yes, Krystal, like the little hamburgers!  Second, my mind works in the strangest of ways.

Now on to the story...

When I was a little girl I was enamored with two things - the tv show Dynasty and anything to do with the ocean. 

Random, I know. 

However, the patriarch on Dallas was silver-haired Blake Carrington who was married to the glamorous Krystle (like me!).  Yep, totally 80's!  I absolutely wanted to be Krystle Carrington, so every time I played house, Blake Carrington was my husband.  We had a mansion and a pool and went to all sorts of fabulous parties.  I always wore a fur coat.

I also watched a show called Danger Bay on the Disney Channel.  One day, as I watched the opening credits, I realized that my two favorite cast members had names that were water-related.  The son on the show was Jonah, but his real name was Christopher Crabb.  Jonah like with the whale and Crabb like, well crab.  The daughter on the show was Nicole (like me!), but her real name was Ocean Hellman.  Ocean!  It was like fate.  I had never heard such a beautiful name.  It then became a quest for me to think of the most beautiful water-related name I could.

So, let's put it all together now shall we...

Me - Krystal Carrington (I spelled it like mine)
My Husband - Blake Carrington
Our Only Daughter - Ocean Marine Carrington

Warned you, I was a strange little girl.  The sad thing is that my obsession with the name Ocean Marine lasted into middle school where thankfully, I moved on.

At least I'm good for a laugh on Friday.  And, if your name happens to be Ocean or Marine, let me know.  I am still looking for some validation!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Hi! I've been following you for a while, but I don't think I've ever commented. Interesting post. Did you ever watch "The Colby's" which was the spin-off from Dynasty? That was more my calibar. Happy weekend!

  2. That is so funny! My favoraite name for everything when I was young was Angel. I gave everything that name when I was playing house or dolls.
    Then when it came down to picking names when I was preganant it was so hard. There are so many things to consider when you pick a name for your child. We finally decided on Christian Kyle but if he would have been a girl it would have been Kentucky Rayne....YIKES!