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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

and she is given a name...

Growing up, I always thought it was strange that people would be 7 or 8 months pregnant and still have no idea what they were going to name their baby...for me, this is something I have thought about many times over the years. I am somewhat obsessed with names and always curious about what people name their babies and why! (Even though it might not be my business :) But when you are put into that situation and have to give a living thing a name to live with for life, I totally get it now! For a couple of years, I have kept a list of names I would one day want to use for a boy or girl. I would pull it up every now and again and remove a name if someone used it or maybe add or decide I no longer like one for some reason.
Once we found out we were expecting, I just knew we were having a boy and looked at nothing but boys names. We came up with a boys name really fast but could never agree on a middle name. With our 16 week unltrasound and the thought that she really might be a girl, we changed directions. I got out my list of names and gave Justin the top 3 that I loved! We would throw out more here and there but there was nothing we liked more than our top pick from our list! I pretty much knew what I always wanted to use for a girls middle name. It changed here and there, but in the end, I knew I would always use the middle name we picked...and with Justin being a baseball player, it was NOT hard to convince him! :)

Hadlea Easton

I LOVE the name and cannot wait to meet her. Many people have asked if it is pronounced Hadley or Hadleah. It is pronounced Hadley. My middle name is Lea so I wanted to use it for something different. We chose Easton after one of my cousins that is no longer with us. Her family is VERY special to me and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about each of them.

It is so strange how she now consumes all of our time and she is not even here! We spend many nights telling Berkley all about her and what a great big brother he will be. I cannot wait to see them together for the very first time!!


Bonnie said...

That's a beautiful name! We haven't thought of a first name yet. It stresses me out everytime I think about it. We are set on our middle name though b/c it was my papa's name.

Can't wait to see little Hadlea!

Mary Kate said...

wow.....LOVE IT!!!! maybe your little Hadlea will be born on 12.11 just like my Hadley!!!! GREAT NAME!!

Mike, Kacy & Wells said...

I love Hadlea's name & her nursery! I can tell she is a very, very loved little girl!

Erin said...

Love the name and I love the middle name. Easton is a name I have been thinking about for a boy! I am only 12 weeks pregnant and can't wait to figure out what we are having!!

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