Sunday, August 17, 2014

Her Name

Growing up I was definitely the girl who daydreamed and doodled names of my
future children. Being that I am quite the planner and have had several names picked
out for quite a while I figured we would have a name chosen for our little girl
rather quickly. I. Was. Wrong. Naming a human all-of-sudden seemed like such a big
responsibility. My husband and I did not want to take the matter lightly and choose too hastily.
We discussed several names and prayed about what her name should be. I was comforted
by the thought that the Lord knew her before we even had a clue that we were pregnant.
He already new her name and has an amazing plan for her life.
We also wanted her name to come from family. Family is so important to both of us.
We gathered information from our mothers and grandmothers. We had quite an interesting
list of female family names. At 25 weeks pregnant, we finally decided on her name.
I am so happy to be able to talk to her and call her by name. Her name will be:
Mary Katherine
Her first name comes from my mom's name. While my mother is called Jeannie, her name
is actually Mary Jean. Then it was time to decide on her middle name. From Michael's side
we had Stephanie Ann, Petty Wynette, and Gloria Jean. We had considered Mary Ann, but it just wasn't quite right. Then we found out that Michael's grandmother's grandmother had the middle name Katherine. It was perfect. We loved the name Mary Katherine. It just seemed right. We also love the meaning of her name.
Mary means wished-for child
Katherine means pure
We prayed and prayed and prayed for this child, so she is certainly wished-for. We also want her to remain pure in God's eyes as she grows up. Certainly one of our prayers for her is to be pure.
We are so very excited to meet our Mary Katherine who is due in less than 15 weeks!
We thank God for this precious gift. She is already so loved.
We are so excited to meet you Mary Katherine!


  1. Beautiful name for such a sweet little baby! I'm sure she will love having her name be part of both you and your husband's families. I'm so happy for you!

    1. Thank you so much!!! We are so excited to meet her! It's hard to believe she is due in only 14 weeks!