Friday, October 29, 2010

You named her what? and other reactions we've had to baby girl's name.

Oh my goodness I knew revealing the gender would bring on the name questions and comments, but I just can't believe the number of people who have a comment on what we should name our baby girl. Mr. A and are non-traditional we don't like to be ordinary and we want our little girl's name to stand out. Here's just a few of the comments I've heard:

1. don't name your daughter after family members unless you want to curse her with their problems

2. you should give her a name that means something to you and Mr. A (edit I really liked this one and we did)

3. don't name her something off the wall or hard to spell

4. you should give her a plain name so she'll fit in once she gets to school age

5. and my personal favorite just don't name her something stupid!

So without further ado our baby girl's name is going to be

Carys Kaylenn

Carys is pronounced : (kaw-riss) and is the welsh word for love. Mr. A picked out this name because he has a Welsh background and wanted to honor that.

Kaylenn is pronounced Kay Lynn but spelled the way it is because it is a hybrid of my mother's middle name Kay and my mother in law's middle name Glenn.

So there you have it our little girl officially has a name. When we told our family the name they instantly fell in love with it but in telling other people we've noticed that we get a mixed reaction some people like it and some people think we're crazy. But we love her name and in the end we're the only two that matter.


Later Alligators..

Mrs. A

11 comments:

Jami Balmet said...

Aaaw its cute!! I love love love unique names :)

Leah said...

It's beautiful and unique. I don't think it's crazy! What a relief to agree and decide!

Mrs. Lukie said...

It's beautiful! I love it, and I'm sure she will love it, too.

Just Add Walter said...

I love it but have a feeling she is going to have her first name mispronounced a lot (people calling her "carrys"). I love it though! congratulations on picking a name!!!!

Callie Nicole said...

Wow, you're WAY ahead of me there - I have no ideas for names at all. It's unique though, and I love the meaning!

Melanie said...

Good for you for going with something unique and that means alot to both you and your hubby! I like it! :-)

Ashley Paige said...

beautiful name! it's quite the undertaking- naming another human being! it's equally as difficult when you haven't met them yet and are picking out the perfect name to carry them throughout their life! stressful at times, too! love her name.. love the uniqueness and the blend of family!!

Michel-lee said...

How beautiful. I chose unique names for both of my kids. I love what you said in the end of your blog "in the end we're the only two that matter". That is totally true.

Lindsay said...

Yeah! I'm so glad you picked out a name! It's so fun to call them by their name and not just "baby" anymore :) So exciting!!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

I adore it! What a beautiful name! I'm sorry I'm a bit late to the game...blogger has been blocked at work and I've struggled to find time after work to comment! I actually have a cousin-in law that has the name Kaylynn and I've always thought it beautiful!

Karlala said...

I have heard Carys once before. It was pronounced like Care-iss.
Super sweet... Best Wishes!