I was just over at Pioneer Woman's blog and she was writing about her favorite girl names...even though she's done having children...as am I. She had a lovely list, although Jerusalem was one of the girl names she loved. Whatever...
I've created my own list.
So.........If I was going to have more babies, and had to name a baby girl again, what would I choose? Hmmmmmm Or what favorite names have I already used?
Laila-- I still love this name and always will. It reminds me of my Grandma Butters. I still remember telling her I was going to name my first daughter after her. She said, "Eulala? No, no, no just do Laila instead." I agreed with Grandma and the name Laila has been perfect for my daughter. When we finally got to use this name, after 4 boys, we looked up in the "what does this name mean?" book and found out Laila means Dark Beauty.
Shanae-- A mash-up name of Sheri and Wanee...both of our wonderful mothers. I like how this sounds too. Very french? Very feminine.
Savannah--I have always loved this name. It comes from my Savannah Smiles movie days as a teenager. What a sweet show. When Sandy and Clark were coming up with another "S" name for their eighth child, I was thrilled when Savannah was chosen.
Lyle-- I know you think this is a boys name. It's my Father's name, but when I was growing up we had four Lyles in my ward. Two men and two women. I know, weird. But the older I get the more I like this name.....for a girl.....sorry dad. In France it's used for girls. It means from the Island. I'm thinking palm trees and blue water. If Laila was a twin, it would have been a great matchy twin name, for boy or girl.
Phoebe -- This is Wayne's Grandma Welch's name. It's old fashioned and lovely. It means bright, shining one.
Liberty-- This could be my Jerusalem... don't roll your eyes. I always loved this name growing up. I remember thinking up names as a child and knowing that this would be the coolest name ever! Hello? It means Freedom! Shorten it to Libby....still love it.
Mia - it means Mine or wished for child. So endearing. So tender.
Georgia -- It's an old Ray Charles song that just speaks to me plus I have a friend named this who is so creative and talented so it has good connotations all the way around.
Ruby -- My birthstone. It means precious jewel. It sounds cute baby and old lady all at the same time.
Roseanne-- I had a childhood friend named Rosie. I remember thinking how lucky she was to have an unusual name. She was the only Rosie I knew in the 70's. Then Roseanne Bahr took it off my list, but Laila's birth mom has put it back on. It means selfless love to me now. It's a name filled with gratitude. It means favored or grace. Rose or Rosie for short....Laila wants to use this name for one of her children too.