I bet you’re wondering how we came up with the unique name of Cambridge Alexander Seon, right? Well, if you aren’t, you will someday. Let’s start with Cambridge. It’s not a name you hear very often (yes, there is a city in Minnesota named Cambridge). When the royal baby was born to Prince William and his wife Catherine on July 22nd, 2013, we were up at Grandpa Fred’s and Grandma Shirley’s cabin in Winter, WI. Everyone was anxiously awaiting the announcement of the name, and I was half listening to the news and heard “Baby Cambridge”.
I thought, “That’s a really cool boy’s name!” Well, come to find out, they were referring to the baby as “Baby Cambridge” because the parents are the Duke of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cambridge, and they didn’t know the name yet. Oops. Turns out, his name ended up to be way less cool – Prince George of Cambridge. Regardless of his uncool name, I had it in my mind from that point on that if I had another boy, I would name him Cambridge… and so that was that.
As for Alexander, I had actually wanted that middle name for Leighton because I liked how Leighton Alexander sounded together. However, since we were only going to have one child (or so we thought at the time), daddy was mad that he wasn’t getting a part of the middle name like I was with Leighton’s Korean middle name being a variation of my Korean name. So, after a debate, Leighton’s middle name was changed to Anthony (daddy’s middle name). When we learned that we would be having another boy, I was excited to have another chance to utilize the name that I had chosen first. That’s how that came to be.
Seon is a tricky one because I don’t know any Korean so I had to refer to baby naming websites for help. I didn’t want a silly-sounding Korean name that no one would be able to pronounce or would make fun of, and I wanted something with a cool meaning. Obviously you needed a Korean middle name too; it was only “fair” since Leighton got one, and I think it’s important to have some of your heritage apparent in your name.
Besides, you are after all a “gift”, as the name Seon defines you to be, because it was not easy to get pregnant with you. With my PCOS fertility disorder, we made many trips to the doctor, I took many medications, I took so many tests, I had so many ultrasounds, and I shed so many tears, but here you are… our second gift.
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Cyndi M. Frick
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