We were much slower this time around than we were with Hadley when it comes to sticking to a baby name, but I’m so excited that this little girl finally has one.
We used the same criteria that we used with Hadley to pick her name. You may think I’m crazy for having such strict criteria, but everybody has things they want and do not want for their children’s names. 🙂 After being a teacher for several years, I started to learn some of the things that really annoyed some of my students about their names (they were especially vocal about this on the first day of school during roll call), so I tried to take that into consideration when picking our girls’ names.
- It had to be gender specific.
- It had to have one primary spelling.
- We wanted it to be a name that people looked at and pronounced correctly.
- I didn’t want it to be so unique that it was bizarre, but I wanted it to be a “newer” name.
- We didn’t want it to have any obvious nicknames. We want to call her what she’s named.
I found “Sadie” while scrolling through a list of baby names on Pinterest, and Jamie loved it immediately. If it were up to him, he would have agreed to that name within a day. I loved it from the beginning, but I needed a little bit more time to let it marinade in my mind. 🙂
A middle name for Sadie
Her middle name – Rose – actually doesn’t have a ton of significance besides the fact that it’s my absolute favorite name and has been for years. Jamie never liked it for a first name, and we didn’t give it to Hadley as a middle name because we’d already had her middle name (a family name) set in stone for years for our future hypothetical daughter. Ha! Jamie said that he would be fine with it for a middle name because he knew I loved it, so that was that!
Now that we’ve officially been calling her Sadie for about a month, we’ve received a couple of gifts with her name on it, which thrills me! Seeing her name makes everything feel much more real.
I got this awesome paperback book from a friend yesterday for my birthday, and I’m still so excited about it. Thank you Kels!
I also received this embroidered long-sleeve tee-shirt from a good friend for Christmas who is super talented with her embroidery machine and business, and I love it so much. Thanks Beth!
Sadie Rose, you have a lot of people who cannot wait to meet you!
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