Sunday, March 30, 2008

I think we have a name....

As you all know, we had a boy's name all picked out for the new baby. His name would have been Aiden. But a boy is not coming....a girl is. And that makes it more of a challenge because our girls have unusual names, and to keep with the theme of that we needed to find a girl's name that is not common. Not "made up" or anything, but something that at least isn't such a common, well-known name that you hear all the time.

So then another challenge is getting Rich to agree with what I like, and him getting me to agree with what he likes. And that can be hard as well.

I've been thinking of a particular name for this baby girl for a while now -- ever since the ultrasound ...and have been hesitant to tell Rich for fear he'd veto it right away. I was secretly becoming attached to the name and already referring to the baby with that name (in my thoughts, not out loud) So the other day I finally mentioned the name to Rich...and to my surprised he said the name a few times slowly, and then he smiled and said he liked it!

So yay! We found a name!!

I've heard this name only once. My friend Joan has two daughter's and the youngest has this name. The name is found in a baby book.


Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: Ar-ee-a

Means "song" or "melody" in Italian. An aria is an elaborate vocal solo, the type usually performed in operas.

Her middle name will be "Lee" because that is a family name -- my mom's middle name, my aunt's middle name, and my great-grandfather's name on my mother's side. So... unless we come across something we like better, this will more than likely be this little girl's name.

Aria Lee. We can call her Ari for short. Yeah, it's different. But what about Aislynn and Afton? Gosh, when I named those two...I got some looks. But you know, the names really fit them as they begin to grow and develope personalities, don't they? Funny how that happens.


  1. I like it! I like unusual names too. Adam said no to a lot of names I liked for our kids. Glad Rich liked it.

  2. Very pretty! I've always liked the name Arianna a LOT which is really similar and if we weren't stuck with the "K" thing, I would definitely name my next daughter that. I also love the meaning of Aria - great choice!

  3. I love it! There is a little girl at my church named Aria and I love it. It isn't very common either. I like uncommon names that aren't made up too.

  4. Awesome name... When dh and I dated (what short time that was) we had picked out a girl name... Arianna... Congrats!!! July is a great time to have a girl... ::wink::