Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The 'Almosts'

There were a lot of names we threw around before deciding on "Adelaide". As a little girl I was constantly writing down baby names in a journal. It hasn't stopped since I've become an adult. It's funny how "Emmalyn" was never on my "baby name list" growing up. I actually thought I would name my first girl, Halle, and calling her "Hal". (I was slightly obsessed with Lindsay Lohan's version of The Parent Trap.) Emmalyn was 'almost' Olivia, a name I completely adored, but was too popular for us at the time. Also, I find it interesting that none of Emmalyn's 'almosts' showed up on Adelaide's potential name list. It's funny how things change.

 Here are a few of the top contenders that, while I love, didn't quite make the cut. Maybe next time...? ;-)

- Charlotte/"Charlie" {this was acutually her name for a couple of weeks until we decided it was becoming too popular}
- Fallon
- Maclaine
- Mackenzie
- Harper
- Teagan
- Tallulah {okay, so only I liked this name, but it was still on my list}
- Avery
- Stella
- Quinn {it became a middle name!}
- Addison
- Taylor
- Cordelia
- Scout
- Hayden
- Amelia
- Claire
 
I'm still very fond of all of the above names, but I can't imagine Adelaide being anything other than "Adelaide".
 
What names did you 'almost' name your child or children? What was the reason you didn't?
 
 
loyally,
katie

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