Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I never claimed to know everything.

The name Peter is Greek in origin and means Rock. The name Sarah is Hebrew in origin and means Princess.

I only know this because these are the names of my children. And I have told them these meanings many times.

Today on our way home from the library Sarah asked me what Laurel meant. I told her it was the name of one of the bushes in front of our house.

In an exasperated tone she said, "No. The name. The girl's name. What does it mean?"

To which I replied, "I don't know honey. I don't know what all the names in the world mean."

Sarah let out a long low sigh and said, "You have a lot to learn Mommy."

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8 comments:

Jaina said...

Oh too precious! Out of the mouths of babes, right?

Denise said...

I love it, lol

Annikke said...

That's cute!!!

Mari said...

That is funny! You do know a little bit though, because I think your tip below is a great idea!

Kimberly said...

Are your kids always this funny? I can't wait until Quinn starts saying cute stuff that I can share.

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Perfect!

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

1) I think you still gave her a good answer.

2) My name is Sarah, but I would have been Peter if I was a boy.

Maestro Dennis said...

The girl's name Laurel is pronounced LAWR-el. It is of Latin origin, and its meaning is "the bay, or laurel plant". Nature name related to Laura.

Laurel has 8 variant forms: Laural, Lauralle, Laurell, Laurelle, Lauriel, Loralle, Lorel and Lorelle.

So technically, mom, you're right.

http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Laurel