My dd's first and middle name is Helon Shu Chen. Helon DH maternal grandma's name and Shu Chen is my mother's name. Both women are very strong and independent (this may hurt me when dd enters adolecence). When I was 5 mos preggo, DH and I went through several names and could not agree. I knew that I wanted dd's middle name to be Chinese, but I had a hard time deciding. DH really liked the name Bree and I love the name Constance or Isabella. Picking names from our families was easy and quick.
My mother had no reaction when she found out, but my dad said she was honored. She was more excited about having her first grandbaby. MIL cried when she found out because she was very close to her mother.
We love our little Helon.
Thanks for sharing,
Jenni and Helon 6/29/02
We wanted to honor those strong people who have left us with a new strong person!
lilyka (lillica) is from a girl we met. Ihated it but dh insisted. It has grown on me. Mae is Dh GM (sweetest lady on the planet)
Ava is a name we liked and Alexandria is a varient of my name, dh middle name and dh grandpa middle name.
The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it. We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.
Their real names are *very* close to these, though. Maeve's name is another Irish name that sounds very similar, and Sophie's is Italian, with the same vowel sound.
Don't anybody get ticked off now, you just hear too many weird stories.
She is very musical like her musician dad and a very happy child, too. So it fits.
A friend of my mother's, (my mother's friend's daughter) is named Allegra and I always thought it was a pretty name - you have to role the R.