Monday, July 30, 2012
there are five girls in my family and none of us have middle names. so when chas and i found out we were having a girl, it felt natural to me to not give hero a middle name either. and when your last name is kelly, it makes even more sense to keep that as a future maiden name.
so it was just hero kelly. no middle name. simple and cool.
but then chas told me last week that he kinda wanted her to have a middle name. and because i love him more than watching friday night lights, the middle name brainstorming began. and i'm glad. because we found the greatest middle name.
hero marilyn kelly.
marilyn is my grandma's name. she was the most amazing, strong, angelic women to ever live. having her name paired with "hero" is such a fun, fitting combination. even though my grandma went through her whole life basically invisible to the world, she was nothing short of a hero to her family. to the very end, marilyn was a brave fighter but also the most gentle lamb. i love that we can honor her life this way.
p.s. check out hero's right hand in this pic. just a liiiiittle passive aggressive, wouldn't you say?