I'll be honest... we didn't have another girl name picked-we had thrown out the idea of a few, but I hadn't given it much thought..I had always said I would name my daughter Caroline after my grandmother, and of course we did with babe #1, so then came the difficult selection process of coming up with another girl name, which proved to be a lot more difficult the second go-around. Granted, in the scheme of things, let;s be honest, this wasn't the end of the world, nor am I claiming it to be, but let's face it...a person's name is something they have forever, it's not like an outfit you can change or a room you can repaint-it's permanent and it matters.
We racked our brains coming up with idea after idea...polling family and friends for their input and choices, and at one point we thought we had decided on a name. That's when I started second-guessing it and told Jeff it just didn't "fit". I perused the never-ending baby name websites online and googled "southern baby names" trying to come up with a winner. Honestly, I think I was putting WAY too much thought into it.
Funny enough, we went back to another option, the other name we had both loved when we were pregnant with Caroline and it stuck out to both of us... debuting in June, the next Baby Stoneking will be:
Carson Elizabeth Stoneking
Obviously, I wanted a name that was strong and would work well with Caroline...let's face it, we'll be calling them as a "duo" for most of their adolescence and we thought Caroline and Carson sounded cute together. As for Elizabeth, we wanted her to have a middle name that was traditional and had meaning...translated, Elizabeth stands for "God's promise".
So, there you have it! It's been fun to share the news with our closest, seeing their reactions and such...Jeff and I love the name we have chosen and can't wait to meet her in June!