The origin of Wyatt’s name

Choosing a name for your child can be quite the process. Here’s the background on how we came up with our son’s name.


Wyatt had been on our list of Top Boy Names for a few years now (because you know – when you are trying to conceive for multiple years, you’ve got lots of time to ponder what to name your future children). Once we got pregnant, I started second guessing our choice. Wyatt has climbed the list in popularity over the past year – especially since Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis named their daughter Wyatt. We also had a few acquaintances use it over the past year. We had agreed that we weren’t close enough to the acquaintances for it to make a difference, but I still was unsure of our choice.

One day while meditating, I got the message that our son needed to be named “Warrior”. I went to my office and found one of our baby name books. I flipped to the back to find Wyatt and sure enough the meaning was “Little Warrior”. In that instant, I knew it was perfect.

Wyatt is our warrior baby. Out of our 3 embryos, he’s the only one who survived. I will always admire his strength and persistence to become a part of our lives. ❤


Originally, Lyndon/Lynden was one of Mike’s picks for a first name. Trevor Linden is Mike’s favourite hockey player. He loved the significance of naming his son after his favourite player. I was not convinced as I felt it was too close to Lindsey and not personal enough for me. We didn’t cross it off the list though.

When we went to Victoria for our fresh IVF cycle, we didn’t realize until we got there that the apartment we rented was on Linden Ave. The second I realized the connection, I promised Mike that we could keep it on the list.

Once we were set on Wyatt, Linden made perfect sense as a middle name.


My husband actually has two middle names and John is one of them. I wasn’t sold on the idea of using two middle names. I had a long name growing up and hoped to give my child a shorter one. Still after we had selected Wyatt Linden, it just didn’t seem complete.

It wasn’t until my numerology session with Melanie that I was open to adding another name into the mix. Melanie suggested John to make a stronger connection between Wyatt and his Dad.

John also has deep roots in both sides of our family: Mike’s grandfather, my Uncle/Godfather and my Great-Grandpa were all named John.

Immediately, I knew this was it. This was the final name; our son’s identity. 

Wyatt Linden John 

So for those who were wondering what was on the nursery wall, it obviously was Wyatt. 🙂



What’s in a name?

Last year when we were waiting for our FET cycle, my good friend Shannon introduced me to her friend Melanie, who is a Numerologist. I decided to get a session with her as she was visiting my city for a few days. I was feeling despair following our loss and needed a bit of hope going into our FET cycle. That being said, I am a firm believer in not always seeking answers from outside of yourself. When I have a reading, it’s more often to validate the knowingness I have already picked up on.

Numerology was a new field for me, but it’s become a fascinating one. During my first session with Melanie, she explained the principles behind numerology and asked me for my full name, my husband’s full name and our birth dates. After doing her calculations, she filled me in on some of our personality traits and life path lessons. She was also very adamant that our FET cycle would be a success for us. I didn’t write about it at the time. I also didn’t focus on it. I put it in the back of my mind.

It wasn’t until a few months ago when Shannon told me she had let Melanie know that we were pregnant that I remembered her prediction or should I say calculation. 🙂

Melanie insisted that I reach out to her for a baby name reading when we were ready to decide on his name. When naming a child, the philosophies of numerology state that a name can determine what karmic (or life) lessons and personality traits a child will be born into this world with.

I sent Melanie what our top name choice was and a few different spelling variations that we were considering. Over the lunch hour today, I had my call with her to see what came up. The most fascinating part was that my husband and I have both been going back and forth on the baby’s name lately. I kept feeling like it was missing something or not quite right. Melanie suggested that we add another middle name to the mix which is one that we originally had on our top name list. My husband has two middle names, so using this approach works for us.

Our final name choice actually gives him zero inherited karma – meaning he comes into this life with a clean slate. Melanie said it’s very rare to find a name like that.

She also filled me in on various personality traits that he is likely to have:

  • Old soul
  • Intuitive
  • Sensitive – could be to energy, feelings or even food intolerances (like his Mom)
  • Compassionate
  • Adaptable to change
  • Doesn’t like to make decisions (like his Dad! HA!)
  • Very smart (also like his Mom!)

We dug deeper into how each trait will affect him in his life and with his relationships with us, his parents. She also gave me some insight and advice for the next year for both my husband and I. Note: I’ve really only given very high-level details from my numerology readings. Each session is different, but you do get many more details and explanation. 

We still plan on keeping our little guy’s name a secret until he’s born, but I’m happy to say we’ve finally picked his name!

I plan on meeting up with Melanie after baby is born, so she can meet him and to do another reading that factors in his birth date (as this gives you much more insight).

If you are interested in getting reading for yourself or your baby, check out Melanie’s Facebook page: The Joy of Numerology. Melanie is based out of Edmonton, Alberta, but she also does sessions via phone or Skype.

Melanie has helped many other women dealing with infertility to find reassurance and even pick the best time for their next treatment cycle. I know this school of thought can be too out there for some people, but I encourage you to try it out if you are feeling drawn to it. Don’t forget to mention that you know me! I don’t get any benefit for referrals besides building connection between two people. ❤