Tuesday, June 12, 2012

a name


Trying to find the perfect name for our little baby was super fun but surprisingly difficult for us. We went through tons of baby name books and during my pregnancy, thought we had found THE name about...5 different times.

We also discovered that Chas, probably the most laid-back guy ever, is apparently reeeeeally picky when it comes to baby names.

We both had our favorite names and then some names that we both liked but neither of us loved.

We eventually were able to agree that we loved the name "Ro" as a nickname.
Then the quest was on to find just the right full name for the nickname, Ro.

I have to give credit to H who, during a name brainstorming session via text, suggested the name Hero.
As soon as she suggested it, I knew right away that Hero was the name for our girl.

It's strong but uniquely beautiful.
(All throughout my pregnancy, our midwife ALWAYS described our baby as "so strong!" so we knew her name needed to have some umph behind it.)
We can use "Ro" for the nickname.
It's from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
(Not that that really matters to either of us but hey, a classic literary reference can't hurt.)

It honestly took Chas a little bit to warm up to the name.
I don't blame him. It is pretty bold and different.
(But that was just another thing I adored about it.)

I couldn't move on from the name.
Suddenly, no other name seemed quite right.
For some reason, I just felt deeply connected with the name and that it was meant for our daughter.

Eventually, Chas was fully on board.

And now, every time I hear someone say her name, I'm reminded of how awesome a name it is and how much I love it.

We love our little Hero.


Amy said...

It's a beautiful name for a beautiful baby girl :)

Jenna Secrist said...

wow, i love it! beautiful and prophetic!

Marci said...

She is a BEAUTIFUL baby! And really...I tend to be prejudiced. I typically only think my nieces and nephews and cousins are cute. But she really is so so so cute! A perfect mix between Sam and Chas. And Sam and Chas are cute. So double the cute...equals one extrememly adorable baby! Love the bloggity blog! Keep inspiring! :)

Anonymous said...

so beautiful :)

anna said...

beautiful name!! i love the nick name too. i'm using it for one of my children as well, but it will be Row for Rowen.

congrats on your new baby!! i wish you guys the best!

Rachel said...

I told my husband the name you guys picked and he absolutely loved it!We both do...I'm all about names being bold and different!

The Michelle Show said...

I really love the name - we are 'odd' name lovers around here too! Our sons name is Vaughn and we didnt tell ANYONE until he was born so that we couldnt hear any objections about it haha.

Gentri said...

It's perfect. :)

Emily Baker said...

amazing name. I love it.

I'm Sydney. said...

It really is unique and beautiful, like you said!

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Meg said...

I think it is the most amazing name. I mean seriously. It's strong, bold, and yet still has a sense of feminine charm to it. Congrats!

Health, art, and the girl gamer said...

I love unique names!! For Kaya we thought initially we were going to name her Raiden, my favorite character from mortal kombat ( I am a dork lol) and its Japanese for the God of Thunder. But when we saw Kaya we knew that was her name.

Candice said...

I love how perfectly unique her name is to you guys! Its a beautiful, strong name that is all her own, and was picked with such love and thoughtfulness! What more could a sweet little girl want in a name :)

Karen in Progress said...

I loved the name when you first introduced it to us, but now that I know the story of her name I love it even more.

Welcome baby Hero.

Anonymous said...

I actually love the name Hero for a girl. Congrats she is beautiful!

Megan said...

I absolutely love that name! before I read that you named your little girl Hero I told my husband that I loved that name and wanted to name a girl Hero {Much Ado About Nothing is one of my favorite plays!}. Love it so so much!!

Megan said...

and congratulations!! she is such a beauty :)