This was the first time we intentionally did not find out the gender of our baby ahead of time. It was also the first time we didn't have a name for our baby right away. We'd been working on it. We were able to come up with boy names. We even had more than one to choose from that we loved. But girls names? Nope. There were some we liked, but none seemed right. Rob suggested we just not worry about girl names unless we actually had a girl. There were several signs hinting at a boy anyways. We were pleasantly surprised to have a girl. Everyone is fully in love with this little sweetie. Finding a name for her was the only problem.
We "tried on" a couple of sweet names in those first couple of days. We really liked those names, but they just did not seem quite right. On evening #2 with no name Daddy started going through names. He picked one that just seemed "right." We slept on it. In the morning we wrote it down with a couple of other possibilities we still liked and were hesitant to let go. We even asked Miss E for her opinion....she told us she thought we were joking about one of the options....ok, then...that one was out. :)
"F" was decided on as a first name. It just seemed right. Her middle name was chosen for it's Scottish/Christian historical significance. Daddy has become more and more interested in Scottish History in recent years for many reasons and really liked this name. Her red hair seemed to make the name all the more fitting.