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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Big Name Reveal!


So we decided on her name... FINALLY! I could not be more excited. I have loved this name for at least the past 3 years and pretty sure I told lots of people what "her" name would be if we ever had a daughter. It took Marc some time to process because I guess it never really felt real until we found out we were having a girl. I had a few other options and kept trying to come up with others, but they just didn't feel right. So one day out of the blue, Marc agreed that her name should be...

Maren Lee

 Meaning: Its source is Miryam, a Hebrew name meaning "Wished-for child." 

Lee is my middle name and I like how it goes well with it. 


I seriously love it. I love that it is somewhat unique, simple, and I love that it means "wished for child." I also love that it starts with an "M." Almost everyone in my family begins with an "M" so I love that it will continue with her. Plus our initials will be the same {MLY}or {MyL.}



I kid you not, I bought this necklace when we went on a weekend away at the beginning of February. I think I was maybe 7 or 8 weeks along and bought this having a feeling it was a girl. I did not buy it for myslef and I pulled it out of my purse THIS past weekend. I just found it in there with the tags on it, just days after we had for sure decided. I felt like that was even more confirmation that it was the right decision. I'm excited to start wearing it now that it has more of a purpose.
I prayed that God would reveal the name to us for many months and I feel like He definitely did just that. I have such a strong connection to this name that I really can't describe.

I'm seriously so excited. Thankful to be 23 1/2 weeks right now and feeling great. I'm also excited to start moving along with getting her room all ready. Pretty sure the next 3 1/2 months are going to fly by!  {Or at least I hope so in this horrible heat}.


Psalm 139:13-16  For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you,when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.


16 comments:

Mallory said...

Beautiful name!

Ashley said...

Love the name!! Very unique but very pretty!!

GreenGirl said...

Love it!!

Julee said...

LOVE it and I am so excited to hold sweet Maren Lee!

waiting and wishing said...

Love it!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful name! So pretty!

Elizabeth French Cooper said...

Beautiful.

emily said...

I love it! I especially love the meaning behind it!

Carrie said...

LOVE her name! And how cool about the necklace!

Megan said...

I LOVE the name Maren. Beautiful choice with an even more beautiful meaning. Congrats!

Megan said...

I love the name Maren! Beautiful choice with an even more beautiful meaning. Congrats!

Kirstin said...

Gorgeous name and I love the meaning too! Now Amelia and I can pray for little Maren by name every night before bed!! Love you!!

Kirstin said...

Gorgeous name! Now Amelia and I can pray for little Maren by name every night at bedtime! So excited for you and Marc! Love you!

E said...

Love the name. My six year old niece is Marengo Elizabeth :)

E said...

That's Maren Elizabeth :)

Anonymous said...

Love the name. I have a Maren Elysse. It is pronouced with a long r. She frequently has to help people pronounce it correctly are as they often say Mairen. She loves her name and gets so many compliments. It is the Norwegian version of Mary--very old fashioned, but so beautiful! I also have a Meghan ==love those M names, too