Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What's in a Name?

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! :)

18 comments:

THE GREER FAMILY said...

OK, as I was reading through the "whys" for Olivia Michelle, I thought, "oh yeah, this is the one". But then I got to Michelle Aurora. I LOVE all your reasons and special meanings to this name. By naming her Michelle, it would be after both of her mothers. So that's my vote:

Michelle Aurora :)

Bob, Meghan, Bella, and Lola! said...

I vote Michelle Aurora. Judging by your post, I think you have already decided that's the one and just need a little confirmation ;-) She is going to be so blessed to have such wonderful people in her life! I am so happy for you!

DaNelle said...

I agree that Olivia is too common right now. I loved that name but decided to name my daughter Lydia instead. I vote Michelle Aurora, but I think it should be Aurora Michelle. Good LUCK!

AZSMITHS said...

We always like to give our kids names with special meaning. My vote is Michelle Aurora. I love that it is after both mothers! My girls always wished I would have named them Aurora or Rose or something like that! :)

Jen said...

I was all set to vote Olivia, too. It is such a darling name, and then you described the meaning behind Michelle Aurora and that was just too perfect for you guys. So, that is my vote, Michelle Aurora! I can't wait to meet her, no matter what her name!

Chinmong said...

Very tough call, but I'm going to have to go with Michelle Aurora too.

Jen said...

I think I'm going to have to vote for Michelle Aurora. You're a Disney princess at heart and I loved all the reasons behind the names. So excited for you guys!

FarFam said...

Definitely Michelle Aurora! It's perfect!

Kayla said...

How exciting!!!! I can't believe you will finally be getting your blessing and so soon! I love both the names you have picked out, but I do really love the story behind option 2. Once you meet her, I'm sure you will just know =) Congrats!!!

Michelle+Family said...

Michelle Aurora. Like I said on facebook Michelle is my first name and I love it and I always liked the name aurora because of sleeping beauty and this little one will be your rising sun

Cami said...

Ella.

Alyssa said...

I love Olivia!!! You could even buy her all the Olivia books! :-) Too cute. I didn't read the reasons why, I just based on the sound and look of the names!

Karissa said...

Oh I vote for Olivia Michelle. Super cute =)

Sara said...

I think I already voted on FB, but I'm sticking w/ it...Ella. I love all the special meanings behind Michelle Aurora, just perfect! I also remember us talking names a LONG time ago and you mentioned Ella as a nickname for Michelle then. I just realized the other day that our baby girls will only be a few months apart. So fun! Just so happy for you!

Amy said...

I vote Michelle Aurora

Yankee Girl said...

I kind of really like Olivia--but it looks like that is losing the vote.

Safari said...

I suggested to Robby naming her Roberta after him and Craig said the middle name could be Angelina after Angee. There. That's my vote and I'm sticking with it!

Love ya both......Mom

Elizabeth said...

Angee congratulations on everything!!! I haven't checked your blog in a while and I was thrilled to read about Kayla and your little girl. I'm so happy for you. You will come to find that being a mom is an amazing thing. What love we all have for our little ones sent from Heavenly Father. My vote is for Michelle Aurora.