. . . for Lauren and Lauren: A special name

August 1, 2013

A special name

chalkboard sign c/o: Sweet Pea's Party

Up until our baby girl was here I still had a hard time saying that we knew for sure what we would name her.  I feel like naming your child comes with a lot of pressure.  You get one name and you want it to be perfect.  For over ten years I was convinced that if I had a daughter I would name her Sophia.  I had loved the name forever and pictured us with a Sophia.  But when we found out we were having a girl the name Sophia was so popular.  Sophia, Sofia, and Sophie were all on the top ten or twenty names for last year.  Not that I needed a super original name but I also didn't want the most popular name either. 

One night when we were laying in bed looking through girls' names Chris found Addilyn and we both loved it.  It took us awhile to decide on the spelling but since we wanted to call her Addi we loved Addilyn.  

I love that Addilyn means noble.  But I love the meaning of her middle name more.  My middle name is Jane after my grandma, who I never got to meet.  Growing up my dad has always told similarities between me and his mom and I love that I am named after her and love passing that name on to my daughter. 


Jane means God is gracious or God's gracious gift, which couldn't be more true.  Our sweet baby girl is a long awaited gift from God.  As soon as I held Addilyn I felt like her name was perfect.  

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P.S.  The sweet and talented Lauren from My Polished Side made and sent us this adorable chalkboard sign.  She has the cutest things in her etsy shop, Sweet Pea's Party and is giving you 10% off your order using the code katie10.   Thank you SO much Lauren! We LOVE the sign and are going to hang this on Addilyn's closet door.  

41 comments:

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE hearing the story behind Addilyn's name! it's SO beautiful! and i love that her middle name is so special. <3

Jodi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love her name and its really nice that it has special meaning to you. Cute sign too!

diary of this girl - megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

her name is precious! thank you for sharing the story! also, she looks bigger! even though i've only seen pictures :) so so happy for you!

Diary of a Dreamer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love hearing the meaning behind people's names. I'm named after both of my grandmothers (first and middle name)
My mom had no idea what she'd call me until I got here.

The most important part for her was that it wasn't too difficult to spell. Too many people name their children ridiculous names that no-one including their child can pronounce or spell

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the sign!! Beautiful name!!

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Her name is precious, just like she is. Our Katie commented right away that she loved the spelling!

Kirsten Wiemer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

beautiful name, and jane is my favorite name.
you have such a beautiful little girl.

K

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love the name.

Kim said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's such a sweet name! And a sweet story. My daughter's middle name is a family tradition dating back I-don't-know-how-many generations, so I love names with a history behind them.

Carol Hines said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

We named you Katie even though it was getting popular way back then. Your papa really wanted a KATIE, not Kathryn or Kathleen. And I love that both my granddaughters have Jane for their middle name!

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this and I love her name :) so precious!

SHUG IN BOOTS {Beth} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love when names have special meaning. :) Especially a name for a gift that y'all waited for so long. :)

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love her name. It's beautiful and what a sweet meaning. Coincidently, Bryce's name means "son of a noble man". See they are meant to get married!
PS. I don't think I realized how dark of hair Addilyn had until that last pic above.

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I loved hearing the story behind her name! Naming a child is such a huge responsibility! I think you guys did an awesome job. :)
When I was pregnant with Amelia, we had her name picked out almost right away. And then it seemed like EVERYONE started naming their daughters Amelia. It was crazy!

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Addilyn Jane is a beautiful name! And your baby girl is just adorable.

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE hearing the stories behind people's names... and this sweet baby girl certainly has a special one!
xx
Here&Now

Ginny said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yay, so cool to hear about her name and it's meaning. Naming is hardy that's for sure. I think you did great!
Ginny

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this! Her name is just perfect!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Desiree Macke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Her name is beautiful!
Perfect, just like her. :)

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Beautiful meaning behind her name!!

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is so sweet! I love when names have meaning behind them. Jane is a family name in my family as well, and I'm pretty sure it's going to find its way into one of my future daughters' names somehow. Love Addi's name!

eliz said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Beautiful name and of course name meanings are powerful so great pick! It was hard to pick a name for us too so I just let my husband decide.

I love her outfit.. Mya has the same one. :-)

Autumn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So super sweet!

Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Beautiful story!
I've always loved the name Addilyn!

Beth Goad said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a beautiful name! It can be so hard to find a name you love. I feel ya on the pressure of it!

maria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the meaning behind her beautiful name! And that outfit is so adorable!

Melanie Heyns said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a gorgeous name and i just love the meaning behind it as well.

Mel
Mel's Corner

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

We have already picked out a boy's name and a girl's name! We find out in a few weeks which one we will be using. I love Addi's name and I love the way you chose it and the significance of the middle name - we are using family names for middle names as well.

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That birth announcement sign is adorable! Her name is beautiful and I love the meaning behind it. :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Betty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Absolutely perfect name! I love the meaning behind both names (especially Jane!).

Kristen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This made me tear up. All throughout scripture you can see people were named with a purpose and that there was so much meaning behind the names...I love the meaning of her names. So special!

Sky-Ann @ The Little Button said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Loved hearing how you guys choose a name. I just lover her name. It suits her so well. I also love the meaning behind it. She is just so sweat in this picture and what a beautiful chalkboard.

Hima Rajana said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I really like hearing about the symbolism behind people's names! What does your name mean, Katie?

xo, Hima
Hima Hearts

Hayley! said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the spelling and the meaning!

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm always surprised when people decide for sure long in advance what to name their kids and then stick to it--there's definitely a lot of thought that goes into the process! For now, I say that we'll give our children a less common name than Rachel and not quite such an unusual name as Angel. Somewhere right in the middle would be nice, I think! :)

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love hearing how you picked the name and I think it is beautifuL!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Rach @ This Italian Family said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh, I love her name! And I love your chalkboard skills! So sweet. :)

Night Chayde said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a beautiful name! I love the chalkboard. I am so going to do that for when we have kids! Just came across your blog I am following you on facebook, gfc, and bloglovin. I cannot wait to see more from you!

Nightchayde

Kassi Mortensen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a lovely name!!! And I love that her middle name is handed down!!!

Elegance and Mommyhood said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

She is Absolutely Beautiful. I love her name too. And her outfit is adorable. I love the Rosettes & the Headband. God Bless her. =)

Janna Renee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

She looks so tiny in most pictures, but this one shows just how long she is!