Wednesday, March 13, 2013

And Her Name Shall Be...

It was about a year and a half ago, my mind was totally focused on the moment, not thinking ahead, and almost repulsed at the idea of another kid. I knew we wanted more children EVENTUALLY but at that moment I couldn't even think about it. Makenzie and I were running errands and I heard this name. I "wrote it down" as a note on my iPhone thinking, "Just in case we are in need of a baby girl name someday, I really like it!" I don't think I even brought it up to Dirk or really even thought of it again. Then the news came, much later, that were being blessed with Baby Dallas #2. As I mentioned before, we've had our baby boy name picked out since before we were even married but we knew if it was a girl we were going to have to come up with something. Dirk and I were constantly throwing names around and as I went to type some of them in my phone, I remembered that I had done this once before. I looked at the note and there it was...
(you pronounce it: eyes-lee)

I was pretty sure I loved it. I told Dirk and he liked it too. Then I told my mom and future sister-in-law and they liked it too. I was pretty sure that if we had a girl, her name would be Eisley. The day after we found out we were having a girl I was already talking to "Eisley" in my tummy. I texted Dirk and told him that if he wanted to change it, he needed to do it quick because I was getting attached. He said he didn't want to change it, he loved it.

Now, as you're reading this you're either loving this name or hating it, that's the reaction we've had from those we've told so far. I know it's "unique" but I just love it and I know that if you don't love it, once you see her you will see that it just fits because I really believe that this is what her name is supposed to be. I can just hear some conversations between you and your husband tonight... "So Alicia announced the name of their baby girl today...Eisley...Isn't that a band name?" Well yes, yes it is, and I had no idea until Dirk told me but I still love it. Another conversation will sound like this, "So, I guess Dirk and Alicia are naming their baby girl Eisley...isn't Mos Eisley that place in Star Wars referred to negatively by Obi-Wan Kenobi?" Yeah, again I don't know much about Star Wars and again it doesn't have meaning to us or to anyone we've told so far so. I suppose there can be negative issues to most names. All I know is that the three of us love it and that she has no middle name. Haha! We're working on that and I'm kind of thinking that she may not have one until she's born. We'll see. We have a long list going but we just can't settle on one yet. Anyway, I know that God has a purpose for her life and I know that none of these references have anything to do with who she is. I think Makenzie and Eisley sound so cute together, and they both still go well with our boy name if God chooses to bless us with a boy someday. The best part is hearing Makenzie talk to her baby eye-zee and all the things she's going to do with her. I am more excited every day!!!

8 comments:

  1. Absolutely love it! And not just because of the band! Fun fact though, the band got their name from Star Wars! Where my nerds at?!

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    1. Thank you Jonna! That's funny. I had no idea. :)

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  2. Haha, as you can tell, I commented before I read the whole post. Now you'll have an Eye-zee and a Kenzie!!

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  3. I like the name! I'm certainly not going to be throwing "different" name stones when i just named our boy Gareth. It has been funny how i introduce him as Gareth and they almost correct me, "Garrett you said?"

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    1. Isn't it funny that random people think they have a say in what you name your kid?

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  4. What a beautiful name....I love it!!!

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