Sunday, January 18, 2009

A New Name

Okay, I couldn't convince him that Jane Claire was perfect, but we had a name pow-wow tonight again, and (can this be real??), he really loves the name I've been hoarding at the top of my list since before I had kids, but we've never used - Maria. What made the difference in changing it from a name he liked to a name we both love? The perfect middle name, of course. Eirinn. The oldest way of spelling Ireland.

So all you who loved (or hated and just didn't comment) Laurie Jane, what do you think of...

Maria Eirinn?
(Write it in script, it's even prettier)
I'm grinning from ear to ear. I like it much better than Laurie Jane, Jane Claire, and any other name I've pretty much ever come up with. I mean, you really can't beat a name that comes with a soundtrack.
"How do you solve a problem like Maria? How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?"
"Maria Maria She reminds me of a west side story"
"My Maria Don't you know I've come a long, long way I've been longin' to see her when she's around she takes my blues away"
and best of all:
"The most beautiful sound I ever heard:
Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria.
All the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word:
Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria.
Maria, I've just met a girl named Maria,
and suddenly the name will never be the same to me.
Maria! I've just kissed a girl named Maria..."
Yeah, I'm really hoping this one is the keeper.


TheNormalMiddle said...

Marcy is Marcy-Marie and I am a big fan of the name Maria.

I like the traditional spelling of Erin better, but hey, you're the mom and you get to decide!

Beautiful combination :)

Alicia said...

I'm Alicia Marie and Marie is actually a family name on both sides of my family, but I've never used it because I've always loved Maria and hoped to use that instead.

Phoenix said...

You already know what I think of it darling so I'll just stay silent on this one.

Terri said...

It is definitely an Alicia name :)

Jendi said...

I so agree that it's an Alicia name! LOL

I worked with a girl named Maria and she positively hated that song "Maria, I've just met a girl named Maria."

P.S. I think it's a nice name, and I like the song; but I don't have to hear it all the time. There's no songs about Jendi.

Wendy said...

I like it!