Monday, December 11, 2006

Our daughter now has a face, but no longer has a name. Of course she has a Vietnamese name, part of which we’ll use as her middle name, but we want to give her an American first name. For 16 months we’ve been calling her Savannah. We agreed on that name almost immediately after we decided to adopt a little girl and you’ll notice that it still appears in my profile to your left. However, now that this is all starting to feel very real, Savannah just doesn’t seem quite right. Naming someone is a big chore! A privilege, but a weighty one, and making the choice together with a man and a very opinionated 4 year-old is proving difficult. Alyssa has begun informing God in her every prayer regarding her sister that we’re going to be changing her name. Just in case God gets confused! I’m feeling pressure to name her now in a way that I hadn’t anticipated. My deadline before last Friday was to have a name by the time we picked her up, but now that we know who she is and know that she’s born, it seems quite sad to me that she’s still nameless. So we’re open to suggestions! On the short list right now are Reagan and Ashlyn. What do you think?!

5 comments:

Dianna said...

I love Ashlyn! I knew someone I didn't like very well who named their daughter Reagan, so that's coloring my opinion of that name *lol* They're both beautiful - good luck choosing the perfect name!

lori said...

Ashlyn is very pretty, but maybe a bit close to Alyssa. Just for those times when you are in a hurry, and calling everyone to get in the car. Silly thing to think about, but I know I confuse my kids names, even call them the dog or cat's name sometimes....

Rachel said...

OK, you asked for it :) Here are the names that were on our "short" list...

Elyse
Lydia
Leah
Lucy
Mia
Emma
Olivia
Hannah
Lauren
Sophie
Allyson
Lily

I can't believe I almost missed this post. I love discussing names. I really like Ashlyn!

Rachel said...

OK, you asked for it :) Here are the names that were on our "short" list...

Elyse
Lydia
Leah
Lucy
Mia
Emma
Olivia
Hannah
Lauren
Sophie
Allyson
Lily

I can't believe I almost missed this post. I love discussing names. I really like Ashlyn!

Rachel said...

oops...I have no idea why my comment posted 3 times! oh my...