“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” – Juliet
I never thought it would be so difficult to name three girls. I have never been one of those girls who knew what I wanted to name my children when I was 12, or what my wedding would look like someday etc. So, this has all been a beautiful process in the making. I considered the funniest things when thinking of names. Would people take her seriously if she was Dr. so and so, or if someone wanted her to present to a judge/jury as a lawyer would they take her seriously? We provide the name, the tools to make them strong individuals and the rest is up to them! 🙂
I am almost 24 weeks along and we thought it was about time to come to a conclusion. We have not passed out womb assignments, so we may wait and see which name is appropriate for each girl when they are born.
We had personalized ornaments made for both of our parents. Each ornament said, “Mimi and Papa’s/Nana and Papa’s favorite first born” The name of each granddaughter was in the center of the ornament. Of course, favorite first born is sort of funny because they are all first borns!
Here is a pic of what we gave our folks about a week ago. If it is hard to read, we chose: Avery Lynn, Emily Ray and Camdyn Lea. Lynn is Bryan’s mom (Nana) middle name, Ray is my dad’s middle name (Papa) and Lea is my mom’s (Mimi) and Bryan’s dad’s (Papa Randy). They now have an identity which is surreal. That was apparent this year at Christmas since they had gifts with their actual names on them! Very surreal.