Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Names...just for fun!

Please take a minute to cast your vote in our name poll on the sidebar. We are all over the map (and really having lots of fun!). Each name has a bit of a story and I thought it would be helpful to let you know what they are! Lia's middle name is Nanette, after a dear friend, and consequently, I want the new baby to have a significant middle name too. It is one of the reasons I decided to change the name (again!). I would love to hear any comments you have, so feel free to leave a note in the comment section.

Jillian Snow: Jim's grandparents surname has snow (Snoe) as part of it. Also, we love Snow Wu, the founder of our adoption agency. It was the first name we settled on and I think it is still Jim's favorite. I was unsure of how it sounded with our last name.

Lauren Marie: My grandmothers name was Lenore Marie. The baby would have the same initials as my grandma and the same middle name.

Reese McKenna: My grandfather's name was Ken, so this name would honor him.

Jensen Mei (or Marie): My great-grandmother's name was Jenny. Jensen is a Scandinavian name to honor my Swedish roots and we could call her Jenny or Jen for short. Jim's mom's middle name is Mae... but we would spell ours Mei for obvious reasons.


Anonymous said...

I love Jensen (Jenni) Mei. It has such an incredible meaning behind it and that is so very important.

Anonymous said...

I love alllll the names. But, Jillian keeps coming back to me. Is it because Emma's name is Emma Lillian???


Kerry said...

Kate- I will not be too helpful either. I love all your choices and loved reading about the stories behind them.

I love snow as a middle name. Reminds me of our recent China trip to adopt our littlest.

So that is my pick- your first!

Jennifer said...


I voted for Jillian Snow. I still like that name alot. I have to say I REALLY like all of the names. I really like Jenni for obvious reasons ;)

Jen who is called Jenny by some

Sunny said...

Of course, I love "Jillian" and I really like it with "Snow". Jillian is such a pretty, feminine name. We live in the Alabama, so "Jillian" turns into "Jill-yun" quite often and it drives me bonkers (only downfall of this name). I also like Jensen. I know a precious little girl with that name and she is called "Jensen" and it really is too cute. All names are great though! Good luck!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...


I got so caught up in your music that I almost forgot to vote...

Thanks for letting me participate!

You're really into this naming thing...


Jboo said...

Cool name choices! I voted for Lauren as I have always liked that name! Good luck -- it's hard to come up with just the right name, isn't it!


Danielle said...

By the way, I'm working on names too. Found a kitten Sunday night. Posted her pics on my blog.

Denise C said...

OH Kate,
they are all such beautiful names...how would I ever choose just one??? I also loved reading your reasons for selecting these four! I can't wait to see what you and your hubby decide on!!!
Hugs to you sweet friend!!

Heather said...

The traditionalist in me loves Lauren, can't help it. Jillian is also in the running for me. You will know exactly what is right for your sweet girl, but it is fun to be part of the deciding - thanks for making us feel part of the journey:)


Shana said...

I just voted for Lauren Marie, but I also like Lauren Mei!

Hope the wait speeds up!

Shana :)

Kristy said...

I love absolutely love, love love, REESE MC KENNA!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

My honest opinion is that I would not name my child after the agency director. I realize it has other meaning, as well - but I still wouldn't use it. My personal favorite was Shae Wynn, but after all, it is your baby. You have 5+ years of waiting ahead of you, so there's plenty of time.


Bridget said...

All of your choices are great - but I love the name Jillian- and I think Jillian Snow is quite lovely. I'm sure any name you pick will suit your sweet baby girl. Hope you had a nice weekend!

ps - loved the music- I was dancing at my computer :)

Kate said...


We are counting on not having to wait 5 years...we have almost 8 months in already. We are hoping three years max!!

Thanks for your suggestions...I am taking them all under advisement!


Erin said...

I voted for Jensen too. And OF COURSE I love Mei! I think Jensen is really pretty. The name Jenni is sweet. I have a niece, Jenny, who just returned from France, where she lived as a year, and was a fashion photographer!

Melissa said...

Geez...I love them all, they are cool, classy names! That's going to be a toughy for you all to choose.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't help myself. I voted for Jillian Snow about 4 times.


Still Standing Strong in A Bloom of Hope. said...

They're all so beautiful, but I love Jensen (Jenni) Mei best!

I'm here from Kate's blog.

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

I like Lauren Marie and Jensen Mei- But overall I LOVE them ALL

Lori said...

Jillian, definitely... Jillian!