I don't remember the first time I saw name letters on a kid's wall. It may have been at my friend Jessica's house, since she did a brief stint as a WAHM (Work-at-home mom) with her company "Wooden It Be Nice".
When I was pregnant with Jayce, I decided to go out and buy letters as soon as Brian and I had agreed on a name. I remember thinking "Okay, after I paint these things... there's no turning back! His name will be Jayce!" which is just ridiculous. Its not like I couldn't have just bought new letters :) I ended up getting a set for Jaina, too. And then never did a thing with either set.
Jaina finally begged me to paint her letters. Since she is a very artistic, funky, creative little girl, I tried to carry that theme into her letters. That's why they are so busy and colorful. Just like my Jaina :)