[name_m]Just[/name_m] wanted to let you know that we welcomed our daughter, [name_f]Liv[/name_f] [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u] Automne Ysee, the 31st of [name_u]March[/name_u]. She decided to show up for her daddy’s birthday!
We hesitated with Esmée for a few days, but [name_f]Liv[/name_f] had a lot of meanings to us. First of all, the name means “life”. [name_f]Liv[/name_f] is our rainbow baby and our little flower arrived right when nature comes back to life. It also means “protection” and we thought that was a beautiful message of hope, as she was born during the coronavirus pandemic. Her name will always remind us to stay positive, strong and to keep going no matter what… Especially during hard times, because we are protected and life will be beautiful again. Last but not least, In Norse mythology, [name_f]Liv[/name_f] and her husband were two humans foretold to survive the end of the world and to repopulate it.
[name_u]Marlowe[/name_u] was my husband’s favorite name. It reminds us [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u] and english literature. Automne is the french spelling of [name_f]Autumn[/name_f], and fall is our favorite season. Ysee (ee-zay) is a long time favorite. It could have been her name, but it was just too out there and maybe too hard to carry in an english speaking country. It appears in french literature and its origins are from Ancient Greece.
We are keeping Esmée and [name_f]Colette[/name_f] for a hypothetical other baby (in a few years…)
Thank you again for your help!