Tuesday, February 23, 2010

And her name is......

Gender: Girl
Origin: French
Meaning: Wise

After much deliberation, discussion, and a whole lot of patience, our baby girl has a name! Yay! I can't tell you how happy I am to call her Avery. "Baby girl" is sweet and cute, but there is something about feeling her move inside me that makes her so much more "real" than just calling her "baby girl." A little background on her name - before we knew we were having a girl Randy and I discussed names. We both agreed on a boy's name, but couldn't agree on a girl's name. The boy's name does have the same initials as Randy so we thought we would try to find an R name so we all would be R's, but do you know how hard it is to find a girl's R name we both like? Almost impossible. :) So we threw that idea out and just started looking at all girl names. Randy liked traditional, common names. Me, I like more unique names. Not crazy ones, just not as common. He had like 4 names he liked (and I had vetoed all of them) and I had a list of 10 or so. He didn't like any of mine, so I kept looking for others that he might like. Let's just say there are a ton of cute girl names out there. I found one I really loved and loved the way it sounded with Marie. Of course, he didn't like it. So finally after much frustration, Randy said he would pick a name that I liked if I would just not mention it for a while. As hard as it was, I said ok and waited. And waited. And waited. In the mean time he slipped a few times and called baby girl by the name I liked. I was hopeful, but knew he probably would choose one of the other ones. Well, Friday night he was walking out the door to go help a friend and told me bye, gave me a kiss, and patted my stomach and said, "Bye, Avery!" As soon as he said it, he realized what he had done and I was shocked. Turns out he had decided a month ago that Avery was ok, he just didn't tell me. Made me wait it out. Stinker! I was so excited. I did wait until now to tell anyone just to make sure he really was ok with it. He said it had grown on him. We told our families this past weekend.

I can't wait to see you face to face Avery Marie! Your daddy and I love you so much already. We pray that you will seek God as your only source of wisdom. Can't wait to meet you baby girl!


Sarah W said...

Great name! Avery is my sister's favorite name :-) So maybe one day I'll have a neice named Avery. It goes great with Marie too.

Brian said...

Beautiful name. We can't wait to meet her.

Anonymous said...

This is Danise G. (I'm not really anonymous!). I love the name Avery - it is Eric AND Addison's middle name. Eric was named after his Grandma Avery and Addison was named after him. There has been an Avery documented in his family back to ... like the Mayflower or something. It is a beautiful name and special to us!!

Rachel Marie said...

@Sarah W - Thanks for the comment. I am glad we finally have it settled. Look for something coming in the mail too. :)

@Brian - We can't wait for her to meet her Uncle Brian, Aunt Janelle, and cousin Jonathan too!

@Danise G - That is so neat. Amy N had mentioned that it was Addison's middle name. I like that it has so much history for you guys. Marie is in its 4th generation so that was our pick for family tradition in her name. :)