Country music has always played a big part in our lives. Growing up in rural Alberta, it was always around us. I love listening to it and now I am sharing my love for country music with my own family. I have the classic country channel playing on our tv every day. My kids and I often play my dad's old country records as we dance around the living room.
We love country music so much, our son is named Merle (after Merle Haggard). We were looking for a classic name and it had to start with an "M". I had a list of baby names on my phone for years with so many M names on it, but none of them really felt right.
It wasn't until I was finally pregnant and I was getting the nursery ready for our baby's arrival (we still didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl), when there was an announcement on the local radio station. They were sharing the sad news that Merle Haggard had passed away. Suddenly, my baby started kicking like crazy in my belly and that's when I knew if we were having a boy - we had to name him Merle.
I love his name so much, I decided to come up with a list of my favourite baby names inspired by country music. If you are a big country music fan, you may find this list helpful. Feel free to add your own ideas in the comments below!
Bailey, Barrett, Bellamy, Bentley, Bess, Billy, Blake, Bobbie, Brad, Brantley, Brett, Brice, Brody, Brooks, Buck, Burkes, Byron
Earl, Easton, Eddie, Eli, Elle, Elvie, Elvis, Emerson, Emmylou, Eric, Ernest, Everly, Emery
Garth, Gayle, Gary, Gene, Gentry, George, Gibson, Gill, Glen, Gord, Graham, Granger, Grayson, Greta, Gretchen
Hailey, Hal, Hank, Hardy, Harley, Harper, Hayes, Henley, Hillary, Holly, Horton, Howard, Hunter
Naomi, Nash, Natalie, Nate, Neal, Nelson, Niko