|Our tree. When the rest of our group was trying to find us, they'd say "Have you checked under the tree?"|
|Glennjamin and Miss Scarlet. Very much in love and planning our future.|
I love music, and especially jazz, and I liked the name Ellie as a version of Ella. My auntie is May but I like the spelling Mae better.
I went to grade school with an Evan and he was a nice kid. Two other guys I know were named Riley and I liked the sound of it. I'm not sure exactly when I put the two names Evan and Reilly together but it just sounded really nice and like they were meant to be together.
Well, Glenn didn't approve of Ellie Mae. *HE* said it sounded too southern and redneck. I reminded him that we are in the deep south down here in Oz! He had some name ideas that I wasn't too keen on (too old fashioned for my taste) and none of our family names really suited us. After much discussion, we some how came up with the name Julia Rose. When our first baby was born, in my gut I felt that we had had a baby girl, so we named her Julia Rose. As luck would have it, there is a Julia in my dad's family tree generations back. We've only just learned this. I like that my baby Julia is connected to my dad's side of the family by name. It does me good.
I didn't look up name meanings much while pregnant with either baby, but after Evan died, you bet I did! According to various baby books and internet sources, Julia means Youthful or downy haired. Rose, um, yeah. Duh. It's a flower. :p So our first born is a Youthful Flower, which I think is fitting. Seeing as she died young, I like to think that our little rosebud is blooming up in Heaven.
My own name means Dear one, who is like God, Beloved of God.
My husband's name means Gift of God, from the valley, Beloved of God.
Names mean a big deal around here. Our future babies names are mostly chosen and I love their meanings. They fit the personalities I hope we get to conceive, carry, birth and raise. They are loved and hoped for and wanted very much.
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