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.
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!
Thank you so much for your continued support! I look forward to sharing more stories about my experience with foster care, and hopefully hearing from readers who have questions or similar stories to share. I'm always willing to answer questions and hear about other experiences! Please don't forget to like and share my Facebook author page as well!
I’d greatly appreciate it if you would share this blog with friends and family through your favorite social media sites. If you’re sharing on Twitter, don’t forget to tag me (@TayTayK02) and use the hashtag #TaylorTalks.