Monday, February 10, 2014

Lottie Dottie


Lottie Dottie is what the boys' have called her since they knew it was a girl.  And, they have stuck with it! From the moment we found out we were pregnant with Peter and then John Paul, it was Lucy.  A middle name we weren't positive on, but Lucy was our little girl.

Well, fast forward to when we actually found out that this little one was a girl.  We decided to weigh all of our options again, and man has it been hard to decide!  The only thing we were almost 90% certain about was her middle name.  We wanted to use Therese.  Saint Therese was instrumental in our prayers for this baby girl, and I wanted to honor her.

Beyond that, we new we wanted a saint name or a family name (that's been our mantra for all of our children's names).  We want to give them a name that is strong - that comes from an example of courage and faith; we also want to give them a connection to a saint - one in which they can aspire to faithfully.  Does it mean they will be saints?  We can always hope.  But, right now, it is just how we have chosen to name our children.

So, Lucy became Mary.  I adore that name, and growing up, it was always going to be my first girl's name.  I also love Our Mother dearly and even thought it was weird to name a girl after a saint if it wasn't going to be the greatest saint (I definitely think too much).  Then it was Anna - more specifically Anna Clare (double name).  Then, Madeleine was thrown in.  We thought of Jane, Clare, Joan and a few others.  Mary became Mary Clare, and then back to Mary.  Lucy was thought of some days and not others.  We even changed up the middle name.  Every day/week a different name or combination was at the forefront.

Some day, God-willing, we'll have a Mary Clare.  Maybe even a Lucy or an Anna.  But, this time, we have...

Sophie Therese Fisk

We will call her Sophie.  It comes from Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, the founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Her patron saint will be Saint Therese of Lisieux.  Big shoes, I know, but incredible examples above all.

“Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be.” 
-St. Therese

24 comments :

  1. Beautiful!! Congrats on picking a name, I always find the process so interesting! But I am loving this one, and the meaning behind it is great as well!

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  2. Love that name! So beautiful. Can't wait to "meet" your little lady as I'm sure you can't either.

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  3. Beautiful name. Our eldest daughter is Madeline for St. Madeleine and our youngest daugther has Therese as her middle name and that little sweeheart has flowers all over in her bedroom for her patron saint, the little flower.

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  5. Beautiful!!!! So excited for your family, Britt!

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    1. Thanks so much sweet, Stephanie! We are so excited, too! She will be here before we know it!

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  6. Lovely! Lucy, Sophie, and Madeline (actually Madeline Sophie!) were always top names for us, too :)

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! We're anxious to meet her!

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  8. Love hearing about baby names! Such a beautiful choice :)

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  9. Love that name :) Sophie was one of Stephen's choices for if this baby were a girl. And I've always loved Therese!

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  10. Love the name!! But I have a little Mary Claire so I am very partial to that name :) She always gets complimented on it and no one in class has it ;)

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    1. Ahh, we love that one, too! Maybe someday :) It really is beautiful!

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  11. Love the name!! But I have a little Mary Claire so I am very partial to that name :) She always gets complimented on it and no one in class has it ;)

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  12. Love it! Although I'm a bit biased, as I have a Sophia (usually called Sophie). :)

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  14. What a beautiful name! I love all of the meaning behind it :) Sophie will be a lucky girl to have two incredible saints watching over her!

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