Originally Posted by Bekka
Just commenting on kids choosing their own names--so far I have 4 kids who chose their own names. All 4 of them. Zion is a great name. My friend started going by Zion as an adult (it's her maiden name) and it really suits her!
My kids' names aren't very "out there", but they chose them, for sure.
I can share 2 of them--some of the experiences are private and sacred to me.
My daughter is Elisabeth (that spelling) and I had a dream about us discussing nicknames for Elisabeth about 3 weeks before she was born. The name wasn't even on our radar. We didn't know she was a girl. Well, after that I guess we did, but dh believed it more than I did!
My youngest is Sara. I had been thinking for over a year that the next girl was Sara/Sarah--I have an ancestor I've been doing research on for a few years, who is a Sarah and the name just kept coming back to me.
We had a list of names we liked, but we waited until our babies were born before naming them, and then we waited until they were born and several hours to a few days old until the right name came to us. We always agreed (DH and I, I mean). 4x. I guess some people would say that we "chose" in this case, but we always had an ongoing discussion about whether the names on the list felt "right", and often we'd just remove one for no particular reason/it felt wrong.