Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What's in a Name

Clint and I have finally settled on a name:

Anna Ruth Davis

Unlike many other couples, we did not have any names set before we got pregnant. So, it was somewhat of a challenge finding a name we both REALLY liked. However, there were a few things I knew for sure: 1) We both wanted to use a family name, if possible, 2) Being from the South, I have always loved double names, especially for little girls (which is why we are going to call her Anna Ruth). However, it still gives her the option when she gets older to use just Anna if she prefers, and 3) I didn't want to name her something and then call her by another name. I realize nicknames happen (i.e. Missy), but I didn't want to set out using one from the start.

We both liked the name Anna pretty much from the beginning. Also, since my middle name is Anne, we thought that it was a good variation. We played around with a few other family names to attach with it but kept coming back to Ruth, which is my grandmother's middle name. Most everyone knows how close I am to my Nana and I couldn't think of a better woman for our little girl to be named after. In my eyes, she is the definition of what a Godly woman is called to be, she is the glue that holds our family together and we all respect her greatly!

Additionally, both Anna and Ruth are strong biblical names. We love each of their stories in the Bible. I have always been drawn to the strength of Ruth.
This is one of my favorite pictures of my Nana because it reminds me of her fun personality.


Becca said...

Random reader--I found your blog through Lindsey Isham's. I just had to say what a beautiful name you picked! I have a 9 month old Anna Reaghan and went through much the same thought process of loving "Anna"'s beauty and story in the Bible and wanting a double name after growing up the South, but wanting names I would still love if she decided to go by just one or the other as she gets older. :) What a sweet story to tell her as she gets older--all the thought and sentiment you put into naming her. :) Congratulations, and I hope your pregnancy progresses smoothly. :)