To preface this, Charles and I both like old-fashioned and traditional names so these might seem a bit strange but we like them. :)
If it's a boy his name will be ~ Isaac Morris Charles
Isaac is a name we have liked since I was pregnant with Charis and Charles is of course, after Charles. :) His father and grandfather are both named Morris Michael and although we used Michael as Caleb's middle name Charles really wanted to use Morris for his dad and pap pap. So if we have a little man this time we are going to slide Morris in the middle there. :) And I really do love the name.
If it's a girl her name will be ~ Julia Kathryn
Kathryn was a definite middle name to go with whatever first name was chosen since it is Charles' grandmother's name and he really wanted to use it. The first name however had us stumped. We had a list of about 7 names and we were constantly going through them trying to decide. One reason I really liked Julia is because it begins with a "J", and while I have no intentions of naming any of my daughter's Jenifer I thought having one that started with a "J" would be nice. But none of the 7 girl names had any difference in why we should really use it first (as we liked all of them)...until Sunday night.
A little background is since Charles' mom left him at age 13 and his dad lives 900 miles away our pastor and his wife have been Charles' adopted parents for many years and they are very special. We had thought that we would like to use their names somehow in naming our children someday. We've got our pastor's name ready in another boy name but we couldn't figure out how to use his wife's name. Her name, we thought, was Mary Judy. While Mary is okay it wasn't a favorite of ours and Judy is just hard to put it with another name. I had made up girl name slips to help us visualize them easier and they were in my purse Sunday night. Mercy was playing with them on the pew after the service and my sister snagged them and went through them and picked out the ones she liked. Julia Kathryn was one of them and our pastor's wife was sitting there and when she looked at them she said, "Why, that's my name! My name is Mary Julia." I think my jaw hit the floor as I had no idea that was what her name was as she goes by Judy. Needless to say, I told Charles about it and that kind of settled it. I just thought it was so super neat. :)
And so now, we have both a boy and a girl name picked out. I think this is the earliest we have had names decided on (I'm about 30 wks). And although it would be kind of nice to have another little guy this go round I am just excited that we actually were able to decide on a name if it is a little girl. And that the name is special and for a purpose.
So that's my little story and I just thought I'd share seeing how I was a bit excited. :)