we have officially chosen our sweet daughter's name. so, without further hesitation, her name is:
i have always been interested in name meanings. in Hebrew, mary means "bitter" but mary obviously was also the mother of God. isabelle is also Hebrew and means "My God is a vow."
our mary isabelle is named after two of her great-grandmothers. mary is after mamaw conkin (jay's dad's mother) and i find it is a great way to honor both of their memories. isabelle is my mom's mother's middle name (she was martha isabelle). she died at the age of 37 from breast cancer. i love that we can honor both of these sweet women.
but how did we actually choose her name? funny story... i had a list of 6 different combinations of about 4 names and gave them to jay. he marked out three of them and gave me the list back after analyzing it a little and asked me to number them in order of favorite choice to my least favorite choice. he then put the numbers in a hat and i picked one out. i drew #2 first and jay decided he really didn't like it that much. so then i shuffled the numbers around and he drew out #1- which was mary isabelle. we have thought about it for a little over a week and have never thought about changing it. we will probably just call her mary but i may try calling her both names. we'll just have to wait and meet her and see what fits best!