"I actually read an interview a while back where someone asked Stephenie about this and she said it was just a coincidence...it hadn't even occured to her until someone brought it up! But she thought it was funny too. :)"
"Lol... that's crazy but I think its a coincidence Because Stryder is like "Stride" and Jamie, Jeb and Mel always take long steps which is striding... so that makes them Stryders :P I thought it was punny. Lol. Punny :P"