Monday, December 5, 2011

what's in a name?

When we first found out we were expecting a sweet baby, we immediately started racking our brains for our favorite names. We knew we wanted something timeless and meaningful. 
As it turns out, naming a person for their whole life feels like a lot of pressure! But without further adieu, our baby girl's name will be....


Jacqueline Kate

We're going to call her 'Jaqs' (pronounced like Jacks) for short rather than the more traditional, Jackie. We wanted her name to be unique but still classic. Her Grammie and I have already started referring to her as Jaqsy and Jaqsy-girl though, so I'm sure she'll have plenty of nicknames :)

Jacqueline's first name is after my maternal grandmother...
And her middle name is after my paternal grandmother...
 I love both of these women so much, and we wanted to honor them in this way. 
I think it will be special for both of them to know that their great-granddaughter is named after them, and it is definitely sentimental to us!


Jacqueline means "may God protect." I love that. My prayer for her is that God will always protect her and that she will always look to Him for guidance and direction in her life.

Kate means "pure." Obviously she will be born without flaw, and it is my prayer that she remain pure and true to herself and our Lord throughout her life.

7 comments:

Channa, Life as a Coaches Wife said...

Love it and I love the meanings even more!! Plus I think a girl Jaqs is super cute!!

Stephanie said...

Love the name! I didn't realize until now that you were having a girl. WOW - so happy for you!

Heather said...

Beautiful name! I love it.

Mateya said...

I love love love it!

Little Jaqsy-girl! :)

Jamie said...

Beautiful name. How sweet for your grandmas.

Kaila Nickel said...

Love the name and the beautiful meaning behind it! Can't wait for little Jaqs to be here!

Nicole-Lynn said...

What a beautiful name and the meaning behind both names are wonderful!

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