Friday, April 3, 2009

Her Name

We have had so many questions about our sweet Cilla's name. I thought I would share a little more about where it came from.
Many of you know that Flint's precious mom passed away back in November. Her name was Priscilla. We thought the name Cilla was a little more modern and would set her apart from the other Priscillas in our family. That is why we went with Cilla.
We chose Grace because...well...we just really liked it. I have always loved the name Grace. We were actually going to use another name and we had a change of plans at the last minute.
Due to frustration and some circumstances we went to the hospital without a "girl" name picked out. We, of course, had a boy name picked out, but not a girl name. We actually talked about it on the way to the hospital to be induced and I just could not deal with it. So, after we decided to have the c-section, I told Flint to make the decision if it were a girl. I told him he could name her.
The converstaion went a little something like this:
R: You just decide. Name her whatever you want to. I truely do not care.
You know the names we have discussed over the last several months and you know how I feel about each one.
F: I can name her anything?
R: I said YES! Within reason!
And the rest is history. That is how CILLA GRACE came to be!
I thought I would share some of Flint's childhood pictures with his mom. Isn't she beautiful!?!? I hope our little Cilla is as beautiful on the inside and outside as her "Grammie". She has a lot to live up to!


Kelly said...

I knew who she was named after and I thought it was so sweet and I think it's a neat name for a sweet girl.
But you are all woman because there is NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO way even if I was in heavy labor with no epidural that I would ever say "Name her whatever you want" to Scott. ha ha ha ha!

davidcatherinewilson said...

Very sweet and beautiful name!

Megan said...

I think it's great that you get to honor your mil like this. I know you struggled with names. Cilla Grace is perfect. Ok, now when are you coming to NLR???? Got to meet your beautiful baby girl!

Rachel said...

I love how you named her and I think it is absolutely beautiful!! Flint did a great job, I don't think Shane could have handled that pressure!!!

The Allens said...

That's so sweet! AND, I let my husband name our son...

Sally said...

wow, his mom IS beautiful! and so is baby Cilla...and her name is full of such life and meaning. what a neatlegacy!
So glad to get to meet her this weekend!