As of yesterday I have officially started the 10 week countdown to meet our sweet daughter! I have started week 30 of pregnancy (how is that possible!?) and thought it was about time to share our sweet little girls name with you all! I will admit that before we even got pregnant with Raleigh Grace we had three names picked out - two girl names and a boy. Obviously, we used one of the girl names already so as soon as we found out we were having a girl for our second child we immediately knew what her name was.
So, what do we like in a name? K and I both love southern names (you can't get much more southern than Raleigh Grace and this name is no different ;) ) , names with meaning and family names. Without further ado...
So, how did we come up with the name?
One of my best friends from TX drove with her family to our wedding and on their way home they were vacationing in Savannah, GA. Soon after her trip we found out she was expecting her first child! K and I started talking about how much we loved the name Savannah and that if they had a girl they should name her that. Ended up, my friend had a sweet little boy and they did not use the name so we added it as a "must" for one of our girl names. Vann was also my Dads middle name and I love that that is a part of the name Savannah. Meaning of Savannah: "from the open plain" or "plateau."
Jane is my Grandmothers name (actually her middle name but she goes by "Jane") and it is also my youngest sisters middle name. K and I have always loved how Savannah and Jane sounded together so we are still on the fence as to whether or not to call her by both names and have two girls with double first names or to only call her Savannah. K says both are too many syllables (only one more syllable than Raleigh Grace though-ha) - I think it is gorgeous together! ;) Meaning of Jane: "God is gracious/merciful" or "Gift from God."
Now, just to clear up any confusion- no, we do not plan on naming all of our children after cities in case any of you were wondering. It just happened that both of our girl names are cities :).