What's in a name? Two mothers choose Grayton

Published: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 12:54 PM.

Grayton is a funky little ol' beach town — and the perfect name for a pair of blessed mothers looking to name their bouncing baby boys.

The community known as Grayton Beach is a place with well-worn paths and real old-style Florida houses with low roofs set comfortably next to newer and taller modern homes. Folks there walk in the street, and have been known to dance in those same streets.

Coupled with a 2-mile stretch of one of the undeniably loveliest, most pristine beaches in the world, the burg emits a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere that has made families and couples want to return year after year. It has been the site of many a first date. Many more relationships are cemented here, earning the community a place in the hearts and minds of many — including two growing families that have named their newborns Grayton. 

Megan Harrison grew up in DeFuniak Springs. When she and her now husband Kris began dating, they often came down to Grayton for dinner at The Red Bar, followed by a walk on the beach.

Eight months ago they moved to Santa Rosa Beach.

As they discussed picking out a name for their first child, the Harrisons talked of how much they love Grayton and thought it would be a cool name for a boy. And a boy it was.

Grayton Michael Harrison is now 3-months-old.



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