An appreciation for the outdoors and respect for nature are an essential part of any child’s heritage whether you live in the city, suburbs, or the country.
Adventure Without A Map
Let me start by saying: I never thought I would be writing or discussing the subject of selecting a proper name for my very own flesh and blood… let alone sharing it with thousands of people online. But seasons change and I am definitely ready for this one. My business mentor Dale Partridge has said to me “having a child is the fastest way to maturity”. Well it looks like I’m officially in the fast lane! Fear of the unknown has often held me back from doing incredible things. When it comes to the ultimate adventure without a map I can’t think of a better one than this.
Heritage: Something that comes or belongs to one by reason of birth; an inherited lot or portion.
One of the recurring themes you will hear my brother and I talk about throughout this Journal is “Building Heritage”. With the early death of our father we have always felt the need to pick up the pieces and create our own path. Needless to say both creating and passing down heritage are extremely important to me when it comes to raising a child of my own. An appreciation for the outdoors and respect for nature are an essential part of any child’s heritage whether you live in the city, suburbs, or the country.
What’s in a Name?
The Bible links a good name with a good reputation. Although changing our past is not possible, giving your child a solid foundation to build on certainly is. Instilling principles rather than laws, teaching rather than telling, and setting an outstanding example are important factors in giving a child a bright future. The person they become will forever be associated with the name you choose, so make it a good one and invest every ounce of your time in them!
Picking a name can be really exciting but using the traditional method of baby name books is not. Reading anything from the likes of Thoreau, Hemingway, and Maclean should get the outdoor inspiration flowing. If you just don’t feel like digging into a book, then search Netflix or Hulu for “The River Runs through it” or “Legends of the Fall”. These films will provide a slew of classic outdoorsman approved names.
Here are 10 names inspired by the outdoors that my wife and I have placed in the running for our future outdoors boy/girl. We find out the gender next week, so stay tuned!
10 Baby Names Inspired By The Outdoors:
I know you have an opinion on this one! Please share your thoughts and name ideas in the comments below.