Cylas you don't know how many names I tried to come up with when I was pregnant with you. I am a HUGE fan of Charmed and since your sister's name is Prairie and starts with a P just like the sisters, I wanted to try and have your name start with a P. I didn't have anyone standing in my way when it came to naming you, since I had asked your dad not to expect a roll in this since he wasn't claiming you at the time. I thought about tons of names that I thought sounded good with Michael. Because no matter what your first name your middle name was going to be Michael. Your middle name was in honor of your proud pops (my dad). I know that legally his first name is listed as Mike but Michael was the correct version. I thought about using Phineaus, Payton, Paxton, Payden, & Preston. But I just wasn't satified with any of those. So I had to give up on making you and your sister have the same initials all together. On to other names such as Hayden, Dimitrius, Lucas, Thaddeus, and Garron. But none of these names seemed to be good enough.
When I was expecting your sister I didn't know if she was a boy or a girl so I had to have a girl name and a boy name picked out. So if she was girl her name was going to be Dayanara Monique (as you can see the first name changed before she arrived) and your "dad" was responsible for picking out the boy name which he did and it was Silas Jade (don't ask). But I didn't pick Silas because of your dad, but after going through all those other names and not finding one I really liked I chose Silas, but I wanted it spelled Cylas. For some reason, you just seemed like a Cylas to me. In my heart I knew your name just had to be Cylas. So for the first time during my pregnancy with you I knew your name would be "Cylas Mychal". As you can see I like to use usual spellings too! But not only did I have to have an English name for you I also had to choose an indian name for you too. And after looking and hearing all the names I had picked, I chose Ta-La-Du which means cricket. I just really liked the way it sounds when it's pronounced. So I know "cricket" doesn't sound like a really great name, but I knew that it was a perfect fit.
When you arrived 2 days early on December 24th, I was prepared with a name for you and didn't have to worry about that at all. It only left more room to worry about other things during that time. Which I did! So you graced us with your presense and for the first time I was able to hold and look at my little man, Cylas Mychal Toineeta!!! (though I had to wait a couple days to do that, but it's was all worth it because I had my precious little boy.)
So that's what's in YOUR name. You are named Cylas because I really like that name and your middle name is Mychal because of your pops. When we were having your funeral services the preacher man said your name and he paused for a moment and then he said that you had a good biblical name!! At the time I didn't even think about your names being biblical, but that comment warmed my heart. It let me know that I did a good job naming my first and only son. I just wanted you to know how hard it was for me to pick out your name and then how wonderful it felt knowing that it was a biblical name.
You are my Sunshine
6 years ago