Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's a girl!

And we were pretty sure it was a boy.

After we caught our breath, we went into a flurry of name searching, since we'd been concentrating on boy names. Even the kids were writing name lists.

Ethan, Anna, and I love "Ruby", but apparently Kenny Rogers forever ruined that name for Brian (I may have to send him some hate mail - is he still alive?). It was so cute to watch the kids work on their lists - and see how they spelled the names. Rosie just said that she like Genevieve. I said, "Oh, we could call her Genny or Genna", "Vieve" she replied. No compromising with that one. :^)

But by the end of the evening an unexpected name had come out of nowhere and captured us - Laurie Jane. We have a few others from our combined name list that we both like, but this on is really burrowing in. Not 100% official yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's the keeper. What do you think?

13 comments:

TheNormalMiddle said...

Our girl names that we never used were: Lucy Rae (Rae was my grandma's name, Lucy was my great-great grandma's name) and Rivers. I just liked the name Rivers alot for a little girl. :)


Congrats!

Leslie said...

That's a sweet name. Congratulations!

Terri said...

It reminds me of Little Women for some reason. Maybe because the guys name was Laurie?? It's sweet.

Phoenix said...

I hate that you are using all the good names before I can even HAVE kids! Jane is one of my favorites.

But, yeah, i totally love the name Laurie Jane

Jendi said...

I think you guys and your name picking is hilarious!

Did I ever tell you that we didn't reveal the name of our last baby until after her birth? I wanted something to be a surprise.

Jacki said...

Congratulations on the girl! Girls are my favorite, though I may be a little biased. :-) After having lived with my nephew for almost 8 months, I know girls are easier to handle.

Laurie Jane is cute, and not something you hear every day. No matter what you decide, please do not name her after a fruit, vegetable or anything else stupid.

~Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

You and I are both having girls!
Our last 3 were not named until after they made their arrival. Ms. Independent was 4 days old before we decided on her name. We just called her "baby" for a little while! LOL
We have a running list that we add to and take away from. I am always up for suggestions.

Congratulations! I think Laurie Jane is a great name.

Kim said...

Love the name! You are so blessed! What a wonderful little Christmas gift!

anna said...

aw!!! :) congrats! i love the name!!!

Jennifer said...

Love em all! And congrats!

Mama Kat said...

Merry Christmas!! I just stumbled into your blog when I searched gluten free cooking...my daughter was recently diagnosed with an allergy to gluten and I'm on a mission to learn as much about it as possible.

Not to mention find some edible gluten free meals! And YAY!!! How exciting and maybe a little overhwelming to be suddenly thinking of girl names! Best of luck with your sweet baby. :) Nice to meet you!

BJ said...

Wait! My computor crashes and when i finally get back on i fund i've missed some AWESOME news! Congratulations!

Wendy said...

Love the name!
My favorite girl's name was always Clara, but not everyone loved it. :)