Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Best Name

I'm just going to go ahead and say it, Jeff and I picked out THE best name for our daughter!

Have you seen this movie?

I don't remember liking the movie all that much, but I did LOVE one of the characters' name. I asked Jeff about it quick and we finished watching.

Fast forward one year:
When I found out I was pregnant with our first child I was so excited, I went and bought a blanket at Target. We didn't know the gender yet, but I can tell you the blanket I bought sure looked rather boyish! :)

A couple months into the pregnancy I was having some rather strange dreams, and they were all about baby boys. Here is the worst of them:

I was in the hospital with my new baby. The room was HUGE with blind less windows. I remember it being very high up too. I was loving on this tiny thing in my arms when I looked down and saw that it was a boy with full on chest hair and a head that looked exactly like this, ponytail Mohawk and all:

Everyone should know who Sanjaya Malakar from American Idol season 6 is right?

I woke up horrified!

Lucky for us, we found out that we were having a girl, and after the initial emotions of knowing I was going to hold a sweet baby girl, I was just so happy to know that she would not look like Sanjaya!

We named her OLIVIA JOY. Perfect name right? It gets better.

Two weeks ago my Father-in-law, Larry was looking at family history sites online. His grandma on his dad's side passed away when he was around four or five and he didn't know much about her, but he knew people called her Mae. He and my Mother-in-law Renea have been looking for her name for a few years now, and could not come up with anything.

As Larry was looking at a web page he found by accident, there she was, HIS grandma.

Olivia Mae.

Her first name was Olivia and that is why she has been so hard to find.

Do you think it's the best name yet? It is perfect for our little family. We didn't have the privilege to meet Miss Olivia Mae, but I hope she is looking down on our family and smiles at our beautiful daughter. I know we will meet her someday.

We are so lucky to have Olivia and not a hairy Sanjaya :)