Ever since I was about 15, I have been picking out names for my future children. They have gone from anything and everything! I wanted triplet girls and name them Rylee, Tylee, and Mylee (like that wouldn't be confusing!). I had all of my children have Greek Gods names (we were studying it at the time and I loved it). I planned my children's initials based on the boy I was dating (which changed a little too frequently). Then when I married Robby, I began to plan names "officially" for our future babies.
Now that we are adopting, it seems so close. A name is so permanent (though not according to my parents who decided to legally change my name after I was a few months old). We have been throwing around a few names and Kayla (our awesome expectant mother) suggested to let our friends vote! So that is what we are doing! Leave your vote in the comments and we'll let you know the winner! (Robby does have the FINAL say though). :)
1. Olivia Michelle (nickname Livvy)
I LOVE the name Olivia! I babysat a girl named Olivia and she was my little buddy. She was the most darling thing and I always wanted to name a daughter Olivia. My middle name is Michelle and so it's pretty special to me. :) It was originally my first name but when my parents decided I was not a Michelle, it moved to middle name status. Kayla's littlest sister Kathren LOVES Olivia and I just can't bring myself to break that girls heart!
Downsides- Olivia is SO common right now. My best friend is naming her daughter Olivia and she is due in June. I know I hated having 3 Angela's in my class so I quickly changed to Angee.
2. Michelle Aurora (Ella)
I love the name Ella. It is so sweet. I love that our daughter will have a grown up name (Michelle) and a baby name Ella. Now Aurora is special for a couple reasons. It is from Sleeping Beauty and it means "Goddess of the Dawn." Sleeping Beauty's parents also had infertility problems and named their daughter after the Dawn because "She filled their lives with Sunshine." Michelle means "Gift from God." Kayla's middle name is LeDawn so we would also be naming Baby Girl after Kayla which is very important to me. I see how much Kayla loves her daughter and what better tribute is there than for her to have part of her name with her daughter for forever.
Downside: I can't think of any! :)
So there it is. Please help us vote and let us know your opinions! :)