We have 2 sons. Our first is named Tyler William. I did not want to name him after myself, so we agreed to use my name as his middle name. After looking through a couple of baby name books and having a couple of names, I was at work one night listening to the radio when an Aerosmith tune came on. Aerosmith was one of my wife's favorite bands and I had taken her to see her first concert ever(at age 32) and it was Aerosmith. I started thinking of Aerosmith songs and the members in the group. Well, It came down to Tyler or Perry. 2 names we had not chosen from the books. My wife hated the name Perry(she was not a 90210 fan!) So, Tyler it was!!
Our second son's name is Dakota Samuel. At first we really wanted a girl, so we mostly had girl names. But when we found out it was a boy, we began looking for Irish names. We could never find one we really liked. But, I had always admired American Indians. Unfortunately, we are not American Indian, so, I felt using a truly Indian name was out of the question. For some reason I was looking at a book about the Lakota tribe and ,well, Dakota popped into my mind. I thought Dakota would be a cool name and my wife agreed. Samuel was my Grandfather's middle name, so we used that because I wouldn't use my Grandpa's first name, which was Clarence. he didn't even use it as he went by "Bud!." So, that's how my boys got their names.
Peace to You,