Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
The other day, I wrote about how we came up with names for our dogs, and I mentioned that I would have to share the story behind my name. I figured that I would take the opportunity to share my name story tonight.
My dad is Jewish, and in his religion, you always name a new baby using the first initial of the last loved one who passed away. Well before I was born, my parents had a son who sadly passed away. He had been named after my grandmother in the Jewish tradition. When I was born, my parents decided that instead of using that first initial again, they would name me using the T from their son's middle initial.
Have you ever heard of the singer Taylor Dayne? Well she was extremely popular around the time that my parents started dating and got married. Her song, "I'll Always Love You," was their wedding song. My parents had this special connection with the song, and therefore the singer, so when they came up with a "T" name, they ended up using Taylor after the singer. This special connection actually helped me a lot when my parents celebrated their 25th anniversary last year. I wrote to Taylor Dayne and told her all about how amazing my parents are, and the fact that they named me after her, and she actually sent me a video of her wishing my parents a happy anniversary and singing part of the song to them! It was so amazing when I got to reveal the video at the surprise party I had thrown for my parents!
So anyway, back to my name... that's where my first name came from, but my middle name also had a special significance. After what had happened with their son, my dad kept reassuring my mom that everything would be alright with me during her pregnancy. The line that he used most often was "keep the faith." When I was born, my parents took that message and made my middle name Faith.
Does your name, or a loved one's name, have any special significance? I've always loved the meaning behind my name, and I'd love to hear your story if you have a funny or poignant tale behind your name. Share it with me in the comments!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.