Hey Berries! So many of you helped me along this journey, so I wanted to post an update.
For those that don’t know, we were adopting a baby girl and wanted to find the perfect name for her. We wanted it to be pretty, spunky, and most importantly, that it would honor her first mother.
With your help, we, along with her first parents, chose [name_f]Zella[/name_f].
We could never settle on a middle name though. Nothing felt quite right.
And once we got to the hospital, I figured out why. We finally got to meet her first dad in person. And he gave her the middle name “[name_f]Belle[/name_f]”, which is a family name for him.
So now this sweet girl has the perfect name: [name_f]Zella[/name_f] [name_f]Belle[/name_f]. Two names that honor both of her first parents.
Now, in the Nameberry world of perfect names, is this perfect? Maybe not. The “ell” sound is repeated. They are stylistically different. I know. And with how much I love names, I stressed so much about finding that “wow factor” name.
But [name_f]Zella[/name_f] [name_f]Belle[/name_f] is perfect. It’s perfect for her. It’s perfect for us. And it gave us the opportunity to start this new relationship with her other parents from a place of fundamental respect and love. Which matters more than anything else possibly could.
Thank you to everyone who helped and encouraged us through this process. It was so helpful, and you did it with so much kindness.