Our baby girl has a name! It's Reese Catherine.
This has always been our favorite girl name, but when we found out we were having a baby girl, I suddenly wasn't so sure anymore. Jason immediately began telling people this was her name, so I didn't think I had much hope of changing it. Not that I really wanted to, but naming a child is such a big deal to me. I just wanted to make sure it was the perfect one. After many talks and suggesting other names to Jason which he did not like AT ALL (he would always say, "For a boy?"), I just knew she was our Reese.
I love this name! Her middle name is after her great-grandmother and me. I love the old fashioned spelling with a "C," too. Her first name came from a list of favorite girl names that I have had for years and years since junior high. Don't all girls have a list of favorite baby girl and boy names?! Ha! Out of my entire list of names, this was the only one Jason liked, so Reese she is.
I looked up her name's meaning and found several definitions for Reese. Here are a few I found:
*Runner (which is great because Jason and I both enjoy running)
I wish I had stopped before this last one. When I looked up the definition for ardent, it said, "characterized by intense emotion." Are we SURE about this name? Ha!
Catherine means "pure."
Maybe the purity in her name will calm her down a bit. As happy as I want Reese to be, I was hoping she would be calm and quiet and gentle since I already have a very loud, rambunctious, rough and tumble (and very sweet) little boy. ; ) We'll see!
Speaking of running, CONGRATS DAD!!! He ran the Boston Marathon on Monday and did an amazing job! He has run over thirty marathons, and I am so proud of him.
I took this pic before we left this morning. He was busy trying to put his tray on his portable chair (they are the greatest things!)