Meet My Two Little Girls!

27 Feb

When referring to my girls on this blog (currently ages 4 and 2), I’ve been pretty hesitant to use their full names. I know that’s a little odd for a Catholic blogger, but I just don’t feel quite comfortable with plastering photos of them with the possibility of being seen by some random crazy person browsing the internet! Maybe I’m being a little paranoid, but today I’m making an exception! I’m linking up with Kathryn of Team Whitaker to talk about the stories behind our girls’ names! {Congratulations, Kathryn, on your new baby!}


Carmen Sofia 

Let me just say that I had no idea how incredibly difficult it would be for us to agree on a name for our first born daughter! I felt like 99% of my name ideas were rejected by my husband. To be fair, I rejected most of the name ideas that he had!

About a year before we even knew we were pregnant, Adam co-wrote a song titled, “Sophia,” that was a beautiful lullaby-type song from a father to his daughter. He really liked this name and we thought that it would be neat to name her after this song. However, it was a very popular name especially a few years ago, and as one of three “Stephanies” in my elementary class I did not want her to have such a common name. We decided to keep this name as a middle name and change the “ph” to “f” since that is how my name (Stefanie) is spelled. Bonus: Sofia means wisdom, so that can’t hurt, right?!

Carmen was a name that I had liked for awhile. Once I discovered that it meant “song” in Latin, I think that sealed the deal for Adam and me! I liked that it was a fairly uncommon name- at least among white Americans! I’m sure there are several women with the name Carmen Sofia all over South America and Spain!

When we started telling people what her name would be, a couple responses I heard were, “Is that a family name?” and “Are you going to call her Sofia?” Basically that meant, “Why on earth would you name your child Carmen?”  I loved her name, though, and it didn’t affect our final decision, obviously!


Adriana Grace

This time around, I made sure that we found out the gender before we even began discussing baby names. I figured it would cut our arguments discussions in half!

Since we went with a music theme with our first daughter, we wanted to incorporate that in some way for our second girl. One of Adam’s favorite musicians is Vince Gill. He always loved the song “Pretty Little Adriana.” I thought this was a beautiful name and had ear-marked it in the back of my mind.

We did consider her first name to be Grace with Anna as a middle name, but her initials would have been GAS, and I wasn’t going to do that! So, we settled on Grace as her middle name! All in all, we spent about one evening seriously discussing her name before deciding! It was much easier than the first time!


Carmen meeting Adriana for the first time! She couldn’t get enough of her!

This is Day 4 of the 7 Posts in 7 Days Challenge with Jennifer Fulwiler of Conversion Diary! I’m over halfway done now! Woohoo!


5 Responses to “Meet My Two Little Girls!”

  1. laurachristine06 February 27, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    Beautiful names for beautiful little girls. My fave is that first picture of Adrianna–such precious little cheeks!

  2. stephaniek929 February 27, 2014 at 11:14 pm #

    Aww I loved reading this. Thanks for sharing! And I totally feel ya on being one of three Stephanie s! 😉

  3. Lisa February 28, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

    What beautiful names! I can relate to a lot of what you said- not wanting to pick super popular names, and not agreeing on a lot of our favorite names. 🙂

  4. Kathryn Whitaker February 28, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

    I’m so glad you broke your rule! Those names are beautiful (especially a fan of Grace!) and thanks for your sweet words. We are so excited to name a new one soon!

  5. Ali Duggan March 5, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    Visiting from over at Kathryn’s blog – LOVE your girls names. We are expecting girl #2 in July and while we had such an easy time with girl #1’s name, this time around is DIFFICULT! Hopefully we’ll get our act together here soon =)

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