Little lady is here!

Very, very, very (times a bazillion) happy to say that this morning, [name_m]Simon[/name_m] and I welcomed our little girl [name_f]Nettie[/name_f] [name_f]Claudia[/name_f] Appleby into the world! She’s beautiful and so, so tiny, she can’t even fit into the smallest onesie that we bought for her! But she’s absolutely perfect and her name is equally as perfect for her. It only took us twenty minutes to decide on a name once we met her. :slight_smile:

Here’s the lowdown on her name:
[name_f]Nettie[/name_f]: my late father was supposed to be called [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] if he were a girl, so this seemed like a lovely way to honour him as neither his first name or middle name have nice girl variations.
[name_f]Claudia[/name_f]: my great-great-aunt who passed away earlier this week.
Appleby: said great-great-aunt’s maiden/surname.

We decided to go with Appleby as a middle name over my maiden name (we were originally going to use my maiden name) because my great-granny only had sisters so the name Appleby was never passed on and I really wanted her to have strong ties to her past and heritage.

Thank you so much to everybody who helped and put up with my randomness, and my constantly changing my mind and for all your wonderful suggestions, comments and opinion (they were all really appreciated). :slight_smile:


[name_u]Love[/name_u] the meaning behind her names, completely agree with keeping family names alive!

I am completely in love with her name! Congratulations!


Congratulations. [name_f]Nettie[/name_f] is, while unexpected, very sweet. It reminds me of the [name_m]German[/name_m] word nett (nice) so, to me, it’s got a very positive vibe. Her middle names, while not my style, are lovely as the honor a person you seem to have been very close to and loved very much.

[name_m]How[/name_m] Sweet! [name_u]Love[/name_u] your combo of names! Best wishes and sleep-filled nights!

That is one gorgeous name. Congratulations on the birth of your little one!

Congratulations! [name_f]Nettie[/name_f] [name_f]Claudia[/name_f] Appleby is absolutely gorgeous. :slight_smile:

Very pretty, congratulations.

Congratulations! Very lovely!!

Congratulations! And such a beautiful name! :slight_smile:

What a rich name you’ve given your girl. [name_f]Nettie[/name_f] [name_f]Claudia[/name_f] Appleby is lovely.

Congratulations, I remember your posts! [name_f]Nettie[/name_f] [name_f]Claudia[/name_f] Appleby is a charming name, enjoy your new little girl.