Three years later you can imagine my surprise when we discovered we were pregnant, but this time with a girl.
While we were elated that our newest addition would be a little girl we could not decide on a name for her. We went round for round with names, tossing so many out, I thought we would never land on a name we agreed upon.
For some time I thought the little lady's name would be Charlotte. I adored that name (and still do). Scott? Not so much. When the Royals named the princess Charlotte, and we quickly realized a different name would be a good idea (because let's be real, there will be approximately 1,000 Charlottes in the graduating class of 2033).
At one point one of us suggested Julia. The debate is still out as to just which of us was first to select the name. We kept at the name game, but inevitably kept coming back to Julia. We came back to that name so often we finally decided Julia was it.
A quick name search told us Julia means 'youthful.' According to Nameberry.com, "Julia is an enduring classic. Julia has so much going for it; ancient roots but a modern, fashionable feel, simplicity and sophistication, and connections to both saints and celebs..."
Precisely what we wanted.
Julia's middle name was relatively easy for us to choose. In fact, we decided on the little lady's middle name well before she had a first name.
Kay is a tribute to both Scott's and my mom. My mom's first name is Kathy and Scott's mom's first name is Kathleen, but most call her Katie. We shortened both names and came up with Kay.
While I'm not a fan of shortening Marcus' name to Mark (please, call him Marcus), I am actually a-ok with Julia being called Jules.
And there it is: Julia Kay, and how her name came to be.