Friday, December 17, 2010

What's In a Name?

While being pregnant with this sweet little peanut, my mind was littered with names. I had no idea what her name should be. Of course I had some names that crept to the top of my list only to fall short after a few weeks of consideration.

Finally my list consisted of three names: Cora, Jillian and Charlotte. I was certain it was Cora, then it fell from grace and Charlotte took it's spot. I still wasn't feeling 100 percent about it and that's when Jillian came up. I told everyone I was just going to have to wait until I meet her to know what her name is suppose to be.

The night she was born, she was all kinds of nasty and goop covered. The nurses whisked her over to the weighing table to get her cleaned up only after I got a quick glance of her perfectly spherical head and counted all ten fingers and toes. I hadn't had that bonding moment where I looked into her eyes and announced to everyone in the room that her name is.....

As they were cleaning her up one of the nurses asked what her name is. Before I could respond Theo says, "Charlotte!". I felt like my thunder was knocked out of me, I hadn't had time for my revelation to kick in yet. But I relented and just went with the flow. Once the nurses started to clear the room and leaving Theo and I to ourselves with our new family addition he asks me if 'Charlotte' was okay. I felt that even though he announced it to a room full of nurses that we will never see again and we haven't signed any Social Security papers that the name was already established.

It's still hard for me to call her Charlotte, not because I don't love the name, but because I feel like she was suppose to be called something else. Unfortunately it isn't one of the other 2 names on my list either. I can't be bitter about it because with all our kids I have asked Theo's opinion on their names and he has always left it up to me. Now with our 5th and final baby he really wanted the name Charlotte.

I think I love the idea that he named one of our babies more than any name he could have picked. So Charlotte it is.

6 comments:

Alabama Apples said...

I love it! I love how Theo chose the name he loved the most, I love the name Charlotte and I love that you didn't turn to Theo, give him a hard wallop and choose a name yourself. :) I wonder if I would have knocked Kit for that...ummm...yes! But, you are so sweet and she is so sweet...I see how it is a darling keeper of a name and baby-doll-girl.

Andrea said...

Charlotte is beautiful (the baby and the name). Choosing of the name has always been the hardest part. We always knew Ariel's name b/c Mike picked it well before we were married from the scriptures, and Cecily, well, I loved it, but Mike wasn't so sure. Now neither one of us could picture them having any other name. There name suits them and it is there's alone...just like Charlotte has her sweet name. Congrats to your entire family!

Jason and Charlotte said...

Well I love the name..hehehe! She is absolutely beautiful. I can't believe you now have 5 children.Wow! Congratulations!!!

Lauren said...

Love it. You can call her little Lottie or something. Congratulations! She's beautiful!

Kara and Theo said...

Lauren, that is so funny you should mention that. Little Lottie is definitely a nick name that I'm considering calling her. It reminds me of The Phantom of the Opera, and is really cute. I just may have to start doing that! ;)

Giuli said...

She is the most adorable little girl and now I can't wait to get mine out of the womb! I've been getting alot of flack here is Arizona about the name Kizzie, and I keep telling them that it's a really old Southern name. I can already tell that her nickname is going to be "Crazy Kizzie". Love you guys!