Friday, August 20, 2010

Alexie Jane

Well I haven't had the time to finish out my vacation posts but something big did happen in Carlsbad. We decided on a name for our baby girl! Chris and I have gone back and forth on quite a few names. We had it in our minds that it would be fun to tell the kids and family in Carlsbad! But alas on the drive out there we were still undecided. I had brought a baby name meaning book and scoured it while we were on the beach. Towards the end of the trip my parents graciously gave us a date night out and even kept the kids overnight at their condo! We had a gift card to the Chart House and enjoyed one of the best meals of our lives to date. Seriously good. I still think about that meal lol. The restaurant overlooked the ocean and we were given ocean view seats and watched the sun set. It was very romantic! While there we began discussing names again and we stumbled upon one that stuck. When Chris said it, yes it was Chris' idea, I knew we had a name.

He threw out Lexie or Lexi... depending on how you spell it. I loved the sound of calling our little girl Lexie and I also loved how it flowed with our other kids names. Taylor, Trevor, Rylee & Lexi. We've gone back and forth on the spelling and what her full name should be. We've settled on Alexie Jane.

Alexie-greek for defender.

My pray is that one day she would become a defender of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Our last night there we were able to tell the kids and their response was awesome. Particularly Taylor's. I think she almost cried she liked it so much. We've brought her in on a few other name ideas here and there and her response was less then enthusiastic :) I knew whatever we picked she would grow to love but it was warmed my heart to see the kids so excited. Naming her and sharing the name with our children has made this little girl and her impending arrival seem so real. That and her amazingly strong kicks each night from 10pm-midnight :) So they have stopped calling her violet and she is now Alexie to them. It's taking Trevor a little longer and he's calling her Alex. At least it's a step in the right direction.

Since our kids know, it only makes sense to bring the rest of our friends & family in on the name! They're not exactly great with keeping secrets.

While waiting for our table at the Chart House Chris took these pictures of me & Lexie. They are a little outdated at this point since I've grown a TON since these were taken. But I'll treasure these pictures knowing it was the night the Lord gave us a name for her.


Jason and Lisa said...

Love her name!

Anonymous said...

That last picture is so pretty, with the grays. The name is really pretty and I love the meaning and how it fits with the other kiddos names! When are you due again?

Like the new blog look too.

Danae Jones said...

Love the name! Can't wait to meet little Lexie <3

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Rebekah said...

Love love love it! Does Jane have any special significance or "just" a beautiful name you like?

Anonymous said...

Oh, I can't wait to see her! I really like that name!

Bethany said...

Oh that is a sweet name. I love it. And you are still adorable as cute pregnant. Love that Chart House too. Yum