Monday, October 14, 2013

The Middle Name

Claire has a middle name already.

Andrew and Benjamin share my father-in-law's first name, Steven, as their middle name. I love that the name was carried through my boys to connect them. This being a girl and our last child, we are choosing a name from my family's side. If this baby were a third boy, his name would have been Charlie John-- Charlie as a "C" name we like and John as my father's first name.

But being that this baby is a girl, we are still choosing from my family's side. Believe it or not, my great grandmother is still alive at 98-years-old and has a beautiful spirit. She's always laughing and smiling. Her name is Madeline Mae. While we love both names, our daughter will carry her middle name as well.

Claire Mae.

12 comments:

Party of Three Heads said... [Reply to comment]

Love. Love. Colston has my Great grandfather's and my great uncle's middle name.

Amelia said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful names.

Laura McCannell said... [Reply to comment]

I love her name. It's sweet and classic and lovely.

I CANNOT wait to see what Claire Mae looks like! :) My money is on daddy, since Benjamin is all you, and Andrew all daddy!

Darcey said... [Reply to comment]

I agree with LJ...very classy and such an honor to pass on. My daughter's middle name is Lucille. Also I feel an oldie, but a goodie. It was my grandmother's name and she was a very strong willed and spirited woman...considering my daughter's spunk I think we hit the nail on the head with our choice.

Hoping these next months are very quick and uneventful.


Ben and Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Love it!

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

With a name like Madeline Mae you really can't go wrong passing that down. I love Claire Mae Wilson - just so sweet sounding.

Nicole said... [Reply to comment]

Oh I love this! Claire Mae...a beautiful name for an undoubtedly beautiful girl!!

Renel said... [Reply to comment]

Perfect! Love how the families names are passed down.

Heather (Live.Love.Laugh.) said... [Reply to comment]

My late Great gma was named Mae! Beautiful name.

My daughters middle name is after my gma, Sam.

So excited for you guys. Having a girl is SO much fun. I remember talking about us both having another at the coca cola event last year. Happy it is happening! And little did I know I would actually get pregnant right after the event LOL.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

I adore passed down names. I think they are sweet. Lillian's named after my great Aunt and her middle name Jade she shares with her Godmum.


Taking time to find the perfect name can be stressful, however, I think it is an important first opportunity to bond. I had a hard time bonding with Lil during pregnancy so naming her helped.

I agree with Laura! I think Claire Mae will look like her Daddy!

Kari at A Grace Full Life said... [Reply to comment]

LOVE

Solange, Nik, Caitlin and Oliver said... [Reply to comment]

It flows so well!!!