As most of you know, we like to pick uncommon names that also have special meaning to us. So, what is the meaning behind Kale's name?
Kale Jackson Peter Molin
as a boy's name is a variant of Cale (English) and Karl (Old German), and the meaning of Kale is "free man". Gender: Boy; Origin: German; Meaning: Free man.
The meaning of Kale is also "faithful". It is also of Hawaiian origin, where its meaning is "free man, strong".
Kale is a form of the name Charles -which is my (Mindy's) Grandpa's middle name.
Swedish spelling: Calle Meaning: Thin, slender man. Form of Karl.
I actually heard the name "Kale" for the first time when I was running an after school program in Lino Lakes. I've liked the name since then but was a bit scared to use it. I mean, who names their kid after a vegetable?! However, we like that it has both Scandinavian and German roots and that it is a form of Charles (my Grandpa's middle name). We also like that it's unique.
However, just like with Tryg when Sarah Palin naming her youngest "Trig," now with Kale all of a sudden kale (the vegetable) is the new superfood and we are hearing about kale salads and kale chips all the time. Of course this made us a little hesitant but we really didn't have any second choices to fall back on --just like with Tryg. So, we're going with it!
**Sorry, I can't get pictures to load! No fun!
Jackson -Jackson, MS is the place that Erik and I really started our relationship. So, we thought it would be fitting as the little guy wouldn't be here if we hadn't started dating! Erik and I also both have uncles named Jack. And we also liked that the initials for Kale Jackson are K.J. -which is what
everyone calls Erik's Aunt Karen. Now Karen is already calling him "Little KJ" :-)
Peter *this is where the name change comes in* -you might recall in our first announcement we spelled Peter with a "D" (Peder). We wanted to use Erik's Grandpa's middle name but there was some confusion on the spelling. Long story short, involving a fire that burned his grandpa's birth certificate, the family determined that he did actually have Peter with a "T" on his record (drivers license at least). So, we had to make a few calls but we think we caught Kale's birth certificate in
time to make the change.
This last week has been pretty good. Kale has been a good baby and despite some further problems sending me to the ER for the night one night, I have actually been feeling pretty good. Emotionally and physically it has been going much better than with Tryg. I had a rough time the first time and I think I have been preparing for that again, but it's been better than expected. However, now that my mom went home and Erik has been back at work, I have been bored! Tryg has been going to daycare because I am supposed to be resting (since ER trip). However, the extrovert in me has a hard time just staying home with a newborn...so, let me know if you want to hang out and meet the Little Guy!