Saturday, May 8, 2010


Yesterday another blog did a post on why you picked your kids names so I thought I would join in.

Witt is a family name on Austan's mom's side of the family. I fell in love with the name Witt before Austan and I were married. I knew it was Austan's middle name but then I learned it was his mom's maiden name as well. We both knew if we ever had a boy there was no question as to what the first name would be. Austan's grandparents Bonnie and Ronald Witt are two of the most loving people I know. They love Witt with all their heart. They have a special relationship with Austan and all their grandkids. Witt was their 8th great grandchild and I could not think of a better family name to carry on. I forget that Witt is not your "normal" name but I think it fits our little guy perfectly.

Harris comes from my mom's side of the family. My grandfather's name is Alfred Harris but around here we call him Grandbud. Grandbud has played a huge part in my life as well as all his grandkids. He took us to our first day of school for as long as I can remember. I think he even took us after we could drive ourselves. He never missed a game I played in and he was the loudest fan there. Everyone at my school knew and loved him. Austan knew Grandbud before we starting dating since we went to the same high school. I think Grandbud loved Austan before I did. Grandbud is so passionate about his family and because of that I love to be around him. He loves the Lord and walks in faith everyday just like we do with Witt. I truly adore him. Austan and I knew it was the perfect name to pass onto Witt.

I love each part of Witt's full name because it is a testimony of the amazing people in our lives.


Sonja said...

He could never be any other name than WITT HARRIS LUPHER!!! It fits him like a glove!

Hugs and Happy Mothers Day Melanie, Karen and Cheryl & Annalee!!

I love you guys so much!


Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Oh Mel, I love this post! Because family is so very important to me, I find myself admiring your family, as we have so many of the same values. Thanks for sharing this wonderful history. Hugs. ~Mindy

kristin fulghum said...

i also love his name. it is so perfect. mr. witt harris is sure looking adorable!

Raley Family Blog said...

How precious, Melanie! You both chose the PERFECT name for your perfect son! He is adorable!
Happy Happy Mother's Day to you and all the precious "Mothers" in your huge family! God has His hands on each of you! Just as flowers are different, so are each of you, adding to God's beautiful bouquet!
Have a wonderful day!
We love you all dearly,
Gayle, Bobby, Alicia, Mark, Brit, and Luke

rise' said...

Love this! Love you all!

annalee said...

xoxoxoxo WHL. i love you and your name.