Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Name Game

Now that we are matched, we have started the naming process. We had a boy in mind for the last several months, so we're changing gears and looking at girls' names. It reminds me a little of when I was pregnant with Bekah, and we were absolutely convinced that we were having a boy. When we got the ultrasound and the technician said, "It looks like you're having a girl." We almost didn't believe it. We were so sure we were having a boy that we had already picked out his name "Forest Jackson".

That night after praying we had an almost simultaneous outburst; we both blurted out, "What about the name 'Rebekah' from the Bible?" I looked at Kent and said, "What? Why did you think of that?" He was wondering the same thing about me. We took it as a sign and after thinking about it for a few days, we decided that her name should be Rebekah.

This time around I had picked a girl's name out when we first started this process - the name Kiira. I love the name, and I also love that it can have a Finnish spelling. In fact, Kiira Korpi is a Finnish figure skater who won the European bronze medal in 2007, so technically it's even a Finnish name. But somehow now that we are getting ready to adopt a baby girl, I'm trying to keep an open mind about names. Natalie? Natasha? Savannah? Rachel? Kiira...

5 comments:

jennie w. said...

Make sure you check out the SSA. Even though you're thinking of Kiira, when you yell it across the playground it will sound like "kiera" and there are a lot of those, so make sure you know how popular the name is. And be prepared for mispronunciations, as I'm sure you have learned about because if Maija.

Also check out babynamewizard.com. It's my favorite naming site and has tons of great tools.

b davis said...

Oh the limitless possibilities of names. I love to hear how people came up with their children's names. That is really neat about how you named Rebekah.

L. said...

I love Kira, but Kiira will leave her forever having to spell her name to people. Jennie's suggestions are good.

What fun!

The White House!! said...

Oh Kim go with your heart.. my second sons name is Rielly. Doesnt follow any of the rules and learned to spell it all kinds of different ways until he was in like 4 grade and was brave enough to tell the teacher how to spell his name right. But there was just no other way we had to do it Rielly and it fits him perfectly from the very day we new we were having our second son. And at the time Rielly was also so much a girls name. Go with your heart it will lead your way..

Jen Johnson said...

I like Kiira and Savannah! :) Whatever you chose, it will be hers!:) They somehow fit into their names.