Thursday, September 22, 2016
Today is the first day of autumn. I thought it appropriate to give some insight into the Oregon Kids’ names Autumn and Billy. In my early 20s, I went to a singles event sponsored by my church. I met a girl named Autumn. I loved her name. Ever since then, I wanted to name my daughter Autumn if God would grant me a daughter. My dad’s name is William though everyone calls him Bill. I admire my dad and if God ever grants me a son, I want to name him after my dad. Well, I was single for a long time. I wrote my books when I was single for a single mom whom I also met a single’s event sponsored by my church. I named the kids the names I wanted to name my own children. I’m now married and God did grant me a daughter whom I named Autumn-Marie. I still have no Billy, but I have a lovely Johanna whom my wife named because the name means God’s gracious gift. My next book in the Oregon Kids series will feature a neighbor of Autumn and Billy who is named Johanna.