Monday, August 1, 2011

The Meaning of a Name

When Paul and I discovered we were having a baby we brainstormed all sorts of names. We had originally picked Marilyn for a girls name, but the day I learned I was pregnant I asked my belly if it was a Marilyn....and the minute I finished that sentence, I knew that was not the name.
We had picked Emily after a while, and realized we loved the name but because its a family name, with my family who always seems to bicker and backstab, we decided to change it.
My Grandpa had his 80th birthday in January and my mom made him a book on his life, since my grandpa doe shave Alzheimer's it would be something he could read from time to time. As I looked through it I came across the name Evelyn...

The name Evelyn belongs to about 5 members in my family history. Grandmas mainly. I knew the name was popular back in the 1800's and early 1900's but you rarely hear it anymore and something just clicked in my head that I really loved this name! I ran it by Paul and he agreed. We choose the name and have loved it ever since then.

Her middle name Suzanne is after my sister. My sister was 9 years older then me, and she died May 14, 2000. She was like a second mom to me, and I have always wanted to honor her. Though my brothers also wanted to honor her, but I just ended up with the first girl. Paul has always agreed with me to have our first daughters middle name be Suzanne. He has never met my sister but he knows how important she is to me. I am very proud of honor my sister that way.

This is just one of her newborn photos.
We had them done when Paul was here.
I'll show more soon.


Erinn said...

This is a really beautiful post. Thank you for sharing and your daughter is beautiful!

Megan said...

I love her name! I think it is so classy and elegant sounding. Cute picture!

Kaylee said...

I love the reasons you chose her name! I can not wait to see the rest of those photos :)

Lou said...

omg she is so freaking adorable!!!i love her and the name ever since the day you revelaed it to me! she sure is blessed to have a mom that cares so much about her!

Audrey Spence said...

I love the name Evelyn. It's one of the family names on mine and Scott's list. Although we think the next one might be a Lucille but still not positive. We also want to include both of Scott's grandma's names since we did that with Charlotte. But family names are the best and Evelyn Suzanne fits that cute little bug just perfect! She's got some great namesakes!

FemminaDaVinci said...

My grandmothers name is Evelyn :)

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