Friday, January 4, 2013

What's in a Name...

 For weeks we have thrown around names. I have imagined myself shouting his name at his baseball games, I've imagined writing her name at the top of a letter telling her how proud I am of her, I've imagined teenage girls calling my house saying, "Hi Mrs. Mendenhall! Is X there?"

By the way, those teenage girls are calling for her, not him! They will never date. :)

We had a head start on her name. I've loved it for years and it has a special place in our hearts but still, when it came down to pulling the trigger we threw out a few more just to make sure we were picking the perfect name for her. For him, we had a middle name but not a first name. We threw out a million. Some I didn't like, most he didn't like. Our family weighed in....that's when things get crazy! 10 opinions over Thanksgiving is a lot of opinions! We went back to the 2 man drawing board. And over Christmas we made a final decision and shared it with our family.

Without further ado...

Miss Caroline Sue Mendenhall
 Mr. Parker Edward Mendenhall

Little Miss is named after David's maternal grandmother, Caroline and my maternal grandmother, Sue. I have always loved the name Caroline and unfortunately, I never had the honor of knowing David's grandmother. We love that she will bear such a beautiful name. Sue is near and dear to my heart as that is my Nana's name and my mom's middle name. I don't know 2 more amazing women so who better to share that name than our little girl. 

Little Mister had his middle name from the get-go. Dave's middle name is Edward and so is his dad's. We knew we wanted to use that so the first name was the big question. Ultimately, Dave came home from work one day and said, "How about Parker?" It was the one name he had seriously thrown out and really liked. I really liked it, and loved that it was something David came up with and not just a name he was agreeing with. That made it all the more special and thus, Parker he would be!

We love these babies to pieces and we are so glad to be able to pray for them by name now. Cribs, a glider, names...things are getting real! :)

26 comments:

Hilary said...

Aw, perfect names! Love the monograms! I bet that does make it so real. For Caroline is it 'line' or 'lin'?

Emily said...

I looooooove those names! Yay!!! So much fun! :)

Jules said...

I LOVE both of those names! They are both classic :) Let the monograming begin :)

melissa said...

Beautiful names - as if there was any doubt you'd pick wonderful names!

Kara said...

Great names!

Jessica said...

I lovveee the name Parker!

Jennifer said...

Love the names! While we were picking names I definitely made mockups of monograms to make sure it looked good too! ;)

Sara said...

Love love love love!! Wonderful strong beautiful meaningful names! Congrats on making the call and coming to a decision - I know it's so hard!

CASEY said...

LOVE the names! Perfect names for perfect miracles!!

meredith said...

Great names!!!

Courtney said...

Love both names! So excited for y'all!

Ashley said...

Love the names!

Annie said...

1st off CONGRATS!!! I have been MIA from blogging, but just getting back into it. I am so excited for you. TWINS....and one of EACH?! Could it be any more perfect?!

I LOVE both names! :)

Laura said...

Hey! I just found your blog and I LOVE your style. I also love both names, congratulations!!

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Liz said...

Totes love. Obvi. XOXOXOXO

Tricia said...

Absolutely perfect. I have a nephew named Parker, and have always loved it. So exciting now that you have names...yay!!

Nat said...

Love the names!! They are both beautiful!

Sweet Simplicity said...

The names are perfect! Very classic.

Lisa said...

I love love love these names!! How exciting! Monograms already :)

Lindsey said...

I LOVE their names. So perfect! I especially love all the meaning behind it. They will love their names.

Callie Nicole said...

I love the names!

Mrs. Jenk said...

I love them both! Caroline is an all time favorite of mine and I think it fits you perfectly!

annalee said...

love love love the names and meaning too!

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