Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Say hello to...

... Grace Riley.

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We are so excited that we finally decided on a name, y'all. 

I've actually had Grace picked out since I was twelve.  I just never could get over its elegance, simplicity, and Christian undertones.  Thankfully, Micah likes it too (it would have been World War Three if he didn't... ;)).  But we struggled a lot with middle names because it seemed like very few things flow with one-syllable first names. 

I was pretty in love with Grace Caroline, but Micah vetoed that.  Micah liked Grace Kennedy, but I eventually vetoed that.  We both really loved Grace Cameryn, and we actually almost went with that one, but we challenged ourselves to try and come up with a middle name that had a little more meaning.  Grace is kind of a family name (my great-grandmother's name was Gracie), and I loved the idea of having a middle name that also had some significance to us. 

We were driving down the road one day, and it occurred to me that Riley would be a combination of my first name (Ryan) and Micah's middle name (Lee).  When I suggested it to Micah, he loved it.  We slept on it for several days and eventually agreed that our little girl was definitely Grace Riley.  I hope she grows to love her name as much as we do.

And, of course, now that she has a name...

... let the monogramming begin. :)

11 comments:

Established: 2008 said...

Great name! I love family names/names with meaning. I just think that's such a special tradition!

Laura said...

I couldn't wait to pick out the name both times so I could start getting things monogrammed, ha! I Love grace... Beautiful and classic.

Kaitlyn said...

LOVE her name!! And monogram her room up! Haha I'm a bit obsessed with monograms!

Elizabeth said...

Such a sweet name :) my middle name is actually Grace and i really love it. It's such a classic timeless name, how could your daughter not love it too :)

ThistleAshD said...

I love the name Grace just because the meaning as a Christian is so profound. For by grace you have been saved... - so good!

Emily said...

Love Love LOVE her name, and she will love it too!

Megan said...

Love love love her name! So classic and beautiful :).

Annabelle said...

Love the name! Sweet, southern, monograms I can't wait to see all that this entails! ha!

Courtney Cakes said...

Can't wait to meet Grace...

The Links said...

So so cute! I love names that have a special meaning or story to go with it. I'm surprised you didn't spell it Rylee so it would totally be like both of your names!!

Shannon said...

LOVE Grace!! That's my pick should I ever have a little girl :) It's a beautiful classic name that will forever stand the test of time. Y'all did good!

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