I'm a supremely lucky gal. I just gotta say that first.
A couple weeks ago I was in the middle of the biggest breakdown of my life... holy dramatic breakdown... and this wonderful man carried me right through it. I love the way he is so sweet and so honest all in one. I've shared his thoughts about me and my struggles with a friend or two and every once in a while I get a raised eyebrow or two, but honestly he always knows just what to say and even when it seems like it might be harsh that's usually the moment I can laugh through whatever the problem is and see everything a little more clearly. I love him for that. Now of course, don't you go thinking he says rude things all the time. It's never rude... always just what needs to be heard. And it makes me smile. I'm so grateful.
He's the rad one that I have to thank for some of my favorite photos that have ever been taken of me. Do you love these as much as I do? If not, you better lie. Remember how hormonal I am? :)
I just remembered how Colby saved the day when I was having a little meltdown our last day of vacation and he took me shopping, gave his opinion on a ga-billion dresses, and then he surprised me with this one. He seriously is the best.
So maybe I'll get to the point of this post... what's been on my mind lately.
This child needs a name.
I'm not desperate to have her named this second because even if it was decided I probably wouldn't be ready to share it with the world. I have this irrational need to have an escape route in case I change my mind at the last minute. For the last five years we thought we had our girls' names pretty much decided. First there would be Roxy and then Mercedes. I had learned while I was pregnant with Marshall that Eliza R. Snow's middle name was Rocxy and I thought she was a great woman to be named after (intelligent, strong, beautiful) but we would give it a more contemporary spelling. Once we knew we were having a girl I started getting cold feet about the name Roxy. Colby reassured me that I could choose whatever this daughter would be called, but our next daughter would be named Mercedes... no question. "So what if we only had one daughter," I asked... and he plainly declared we would just adopt. Haha. I'm glad life is so simple for my man.
So now we've burned through a small list of names
-Brooke, Hannah, Holly, Jane, Roxy, Stella, Savannah-
to name a few and I'm beginning to feel like we will make progress then eventually be back where we started from. All because of me and my indecisiveness. (FYI, not all of these mentioned names are off the table... but a couple of them have definitely been vetoed by the hubby.)
So how about you help me out? :)
We want a timeless, feminine name that is highly unlikely to be pronounced or spelled wrong by others. Also, I want it to be an obvious "girl name" so names that go both ways are off the table.
I can't think of any other requirements... so let's hear it!
We do have one name that starts with M (besides Mercedes) that may be a winner, but I'm starting to worry that it is not an adult name. That would also be a requirement... she must be able to be 40 years old and confidently state her name and not sound like a seven year old.
That may be my biggest issue... I am extremely over-analyzing this.