Sc0ut A1exandra Lastname
We live in po-dunk-ville USA, where most names around here are very common, so we get lots of fun reactions when people ask what our baby girl's name is.
I think I am the only person in the world that wasn't required to read To Kill a Mockingbird in school, so I had no idea that Scout is the main character in that book. I saw the name on some baby name web sites when I was pregnant and it immediately jumped out at me as a really cool girl name. I pitched the name to DH and he liked it too, so we put it on our short list. Then, I read that it is also the name of one of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's daughters and I was sort of disappointed, because I didn't want anyone to think that we named our child after a celebrity couple's child purposefully. I still loved it and put it in the back of my mind.
Then, I flew to my hometown a couple months before my due date for a baby shower and was bored in the airport during a layover and hadn't brought any reading material. I bought To Kill a Mockingbird at one of the gift shops in the airport just because I have a hard time spending money, and I figured I might as well buy something that I knew was considered a classic so it wouldn't be a waste.
I know, I'm a weirdo.
Anyway, I loved Scout's character in the book so that just solidified my fondness for the name.
I just liked the way A1exandra sounds with Sc0ut (and is just by coincidence the name of another character in To Kill a Mockingbird
) It is also my niece's middle name, and I thought it would be nice for them to have that in common.