Even since I was pregnant with Elden, my first choice for a boy name was Ender. Jon could never get on board with that ("Ender isn't even a real name" to which I say LIES--my whole blog is based on a quote from that book). He kept choosing totally whack names that I just hated. The boy name was the big struggle for us because I just wasn't crazy about any boy name I encountered that started with an 'e.'
In any case, my dad's first name is actually a big name in both our families but is relatively popular/doesn't start with an E. His middle name is Francis so we decided to try to work that in as the baby's middle name if it's a boy. For the first name, there was a name Jon kept coming back to that I was very, very 'meh' on. Finally, I decided to look it up on Nameberry to see its popularity rank and meaning.
Basically, as soon as I saw the meaning ("little fire") I was sold. We normally don't choose names based on the meaning but it just felt so right that I couldn't not. By this point, however, Jon had somewhat moved on from it, so it took a little bit of time for him to come back to it. If Baby Turkey is a boy, his name will be:
*it's come up already, so we are pronouncing it "ee-ghan"