Thursday, April 14, 2011

Now that you know...

So, I'm the type that that has baby names planned YEARS before the wee one itself is even a twinkle in my eye. I had Belle's name planned probably 3 years (right Sammi?) before I even met J-rod.

If Belle was a boy, we were going to name him Roman Wayne. And well, since we still looooove that name, if we are having a wee boy this time that's what we will name him!

As for a girl, that's a whole bag (can?) of worms...

I've talked before about J-rod's mom Salynn passing away only two short months after Belle was born. I readily decided that if we had another girl, we would honor his mom by naming our next daughters middle name after her. Therein, lies the challenge of finding a fist name to fit the middle!

I have always loved the name Ava. Not Eva, but Ava. We actually threw it around a little when I was pregnant with Belle, but we loved Isabelle more and went with it. So naturally one might think I would chose it for our next girl. Here's the problem...

See, I like to look at all the angles when it comes to naming a baby like kids teasing, nicknames, and initials. And what would our little Ava Salynn Speaker's initials be? You guessed it A.S.S. So 'Ava' is out. I really like Sophia with Sophie for her nickname, but C.J. and J-rod vetoed that one.

Then, a few months ago I was watching a movie about Coco Chanel. Yep, I fell in love with the name Coco. Now, this was back when I had NO idea I would ever get pregnant again. In fact, thinking of names made me think I was jinxing myself. Kinda how the people who have a plan with what they would do with the lottery money, never win the lottery. But, sometimes I can't help myself. (and I still have a plan if we were to win the lottery, that we never play... A girl can dream right??)

So the search began for a name to go with the nickname Coco and the middle name Salynn. It didn't take me long, and I found two. Cosette (think Les Miserables) or Colette (like Nicolette without the Ni) Notice the French theme? Belle, Coco, Cosette, Colette... Thank you Mr. Murphy for instilling my incessant love of all things French... Except French politics. Those I can live without, but I digress.

So after presenting J-rod with the options, let's be honest he didn't really have MUCH to choose from, we decided to go with Colette.

So in a few Weeks we will find out if we will welcoming Roman Wayne, or Colette Salynn.

Once we decided it was safe enough (I was far enough along) we started to call and tell family. J-rod called his grandma, who he is closest to in his family since his moms passing, and told her our name choices. "You know," she said, "kids used to call me Coco when I was young because of the color of my hair."

I just knew Coco was a family name!!



Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

Dang acronyms! I think Ava Salynn would have been pretty. But actually I like Colette too. That Salynn makes it all sound so fancy. Like adding a curly q at the end of your name or something. COngratulations on this baby! SO very exciting!!

Rachel said...

I AM IN LOVE WITH COCO!! I really hope it's a girl! :) But I will have fun with Roman, too!! Cute story, btw!! So I guess you DON'T tell me everything...hmmmm ;) A.S.S. hahahahaha

Sami said...

Oh my GOSH!!! I totally remember your obsession with the name Isabelle from our days at Ballard! I always knew you'd end up with one, thanks to Carter's premonition.
I'm bummed that Ava Salynn wouldn't work. I LOVE THAT! But, Colette is good too. Cameron's cousin recently had a baby and named her Cosette. I had no idea where it was from.

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