Friday, June 10, 2011
My daughter's name was chosen years before I was even married! It's Irish, 2 syllables, and is originally a boys name. Thankfully, my husband who also has Irish heritage - approved of it. Muffin's middle name is Sierra - completely from nowhere, but meaning "Mountain". We lived in and love the mountains, so we thought it was fitting and pretty.
My son's name was chosen during my pregnancy with him. I thought I had created the name - but it is now very popular, so apparently I should have patented it! Ha. It is also Irish in origin... I created it by adding a letter to an already Irish name, and then found out that it actually is an Irish name. Mister took my husband's first name as his middle name.
I know it is still very early - but it's only natural that I have a name chosen already. I will share it with you now... even though I know I may have to delete it later on. When we are blessed with our adopted daughter - her name will be Zahra. Zahra is African in origin... Swahili meaning "Flower". And that is what she will be, our little flower. Swahili is the national language of Kenya (in addition to English!)- so it will be perfect for a baby Kenyan girl! Zahra from what I understand is pronounced - ZEE- ER-AH. Obviously, this will cause some difficulties in the English pronunciation, and she will be forced to spend the rest of her life correcting others - so we will pronounce it ZAR-AH. But we will likely call her Zee... for short. We will keep her first born name as her middle name.
NOW - don't get all crazy and stuff - but there is the slight chance that we will ask for a single girl or twins. Why, is a whole other topic which I will save for later. However, if this does happen - the other sibling's name will start with an "A". A - Z. The beginning and the end. Amen.