This week the Social Security Administration published it's findings stating that Mason is now the #2 name in the country for little boys. USA Today reasoned that it's because Kourtney Kardashian had named her now 2.5 year old Mason. I have to admit that this gave me a little panic. I don't want people to think that I just jumped on some bandwagon and copied a
I began reflecting. Since I knew that over 6 years ago I already loved the name Mason, I had to remember where I first heard it. And then it came to me.
It was 2001 and I was 23 years old. I was really into Jack Johnson and had tickets to his concert in San Francisco. My boyfriend and I got there early and we heard the opening act; it was Mason Jennings. I immediately fell in love. His music consisted of just him and his guitar (a harmonica here and there) and I LOVED it. I bought his album and it sort of became the anthem in my old Toyota Camry on my way to class at SFSU everyday.
So, what does all that mean. I guess it means that I first favored the name because I loved (and still do) the music someone with that name made. I think it gives me some nostalgia for a time from long ago. A time without much responsibility and with a lot of freedom. It reminds me of California and the Pacific Ocean. It feels like home.
When Gabe and I chose it for our baby this time we reflected on the fact that this will be our only son and in fact that word "son" is actually in his name.
I don't know what it is about me that wants the world to know that I in fact loved the name long before anyone heard of the Kardashians, but I do. So there. I was years ahead of the trend ;)
Listen below to hear one of my fav's :)