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Written by Collin C. MacMillan   
Friday, 11 September 2009 13:39

After another sonagram (8-13-2009) and some long deliberation, Andrea and I have decided on our daughter's name:

   Isla Sloane MacMillan    (pronounced: eye-la slōn)

This loosely translates from the Gaelic into "island raider." I'm hoping she'll grow-up to be a little robber baron(ess) so she can take good care of parents in their advancing age. Besides, with my analytical abilities and Andrea's talent with people and business, she's bound to be a force to be reckoned with!

Reactions from the family have been good. Tracey has already suggested a nickname of "Izzy" - for which she will be made to pay - but we're sticking with "Isla." Personally, I would expect her to switch to "Sloane" if she becomes politically active or "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" becomes retro-popular.

Here's the latest picture:

Healthy and Growing

Last Updated ( Monday, 23 November 2009 13:53 )
 
And Baby Makes Three PDF Print E-mail
Written by Collin   
Saturday, 09 May 2009 13:21

Good news for the MacMillan household - we're expecting a baby! That's right, only 7 months after our wedding last year, Andrea and Collin are expecting their first child. While we had concerns that pregnancy might be difficult, the following "picture" tells another story:

 Our First Baby Picture

Last Updated ( Monday, 23 November 2009 13:30 )
 
Wedding Bells! PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 02 November 2008 17:05

Wedding bells rang (actually, a bagpiper played) as Andrea Anne Sims and Collin Christopher MacMillan were wed on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Blue Spring Manor Bed, Breakfast & Spa in Vincent, Alabama. Attended exclusively by close friends and family, the ceremony celebrated Collin's Scottish heritage and the couples commitment to God and each other.

 Andrea and Collin at the alter

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 23 November 2009 13:42 )
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Thursday, 12 October 2006 04:00
The origin of the MacMillans is forever associated with the history of early Celtic Christianity and with the struggle of that religion with the version of Christianity emerging out of the papacy in Rome. The Celtic Christian religion allowed its clergy to marry, and thus Gillie Chriosd, the son of Cormac, Biship of Dunkeld, is said to be the progenitor of the MacMillans.


MacMillan's Buckled CrestThe MacMillans are one of the oldest clans in Scotland, being descended from a 12th century monk or lay priest called Gilchrist; a son of Cormac bishop of Dunkeld, whose great-great-grandfather was the Scots king Macbeth.

The collective name of his descendants, the Clann an Mhaoil or “Children of the Tonsured One” comes from the Gaelic nickname that Gilchrist bore: Maolan, “The (little) Tonsured-One” or An Gillemaol, “The Tonsured Servant (of God)” - a reference to the apostle John and the "tonsure" (or hair style) attributed to him.

The two resulting surnames, MacMhaolain and MacGhillemhaoil, have been transcribed phonetically by Scots and English speaking people in over 190 different ways over the centuries; so there is no “correct” English version, though the majority of modern clan members use variations on the three most usual forms: Macmillan, MacMillan, McMillan.

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 22 October 2008 15:15 )
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