Many people I know in real life know our daughter's name. When they ask, I tell them. I do not however shout it from the rooftops, and not one of my students know her name, either. There's something weird to me about all 900 of my students calling her by name that kind of freaks me out. Weird, no? But, I'm sorry friends, I'm withholding it from you, too- its true. But, it's kind of fun, isn't it? [Don't punch me!] I guess for me, there is a huge difference between putting it out there for the world wide web to see, or telling someone face to face when they ask.
But, I have to say--that when people ask, I definitely cringe a little. I don't "love" to share her name to people before she's out here and you can pair a cute little face with the name.
Because-the truth is, her name is not that common (at least around here--at all!), and it is very unique. It's also more of an old-fashioned name, which we absolutely LOVE (we're definitely fans of that). Not to mention, the meaning [seriously.cant.wait.to.share.]--it's perfect and beautiful and it's important to us. I believe her name (through the meaning) has been confirmed to us over and over and over again. Which is why I won't waiver on this name, no-sirree.
The problem is-since it's not too common of a name, when I tell people, I often don't get the typical response you'd want to hear.
Honestly, I should expect that. But, since we've been using it so often (around the house and with family), it just seems so normal to us now. Not to mention, hearing my 3 year old niece say it over and over again just melts my heart and makes me love it even more.
Don't get me wrong, no one has ever proclaimed their dislike for the name or anything (and there are lots of people who do actually love it like us), but I typically get the delayed response of, "Ohhhhhhh...that's diffferent!", or "ahhh....interesting-and...and... unique." They obviously hesitate, and that's fine. It's almost as if they scramble to figure out what to say.
I just need to remember that right now, it doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks.
We love it.
We know it's right.
It's been confirmed to us over and over again.
And when everyone sees that cute little face in a matter of weeks and pairs it with the name--
it will be a perfect fit.