Surpriseee! I love the "Baby Face" feature so much that I'm doing it twice this week. (And I may do it twice every week, I haven't decided yet.) This Friday, we're looking at two adorable sisters:
"With Lilla we knew we wanted a short feminine name, no nicknames. My name is Sara and my husband's name is Ross, both short and sweet and we wanted her name to be like ours. My mom's name is Lisa and growing up I always loved the way cursive L's looked on her signature, so we wanted a name that started with L. Our first thought was Lily but that was too popular. We considered Lyra because Ross and I had both read and loved the His Dark Materials series, but we decided we preferred a softer sounding name. Then there was Lilia which was deemed too frilly and long but led us to Lila which we thought had a short i unlike Lyla, we actually had Lila on our baby shower invites when much to my dismay everyone was calling Lilla, Lyla. So we corrected the spelling to Lilla (2 consants = short vowel).
Lilla's middle name is Clare. There was much debate on whether or not to use this name. We were considering it because 1.) it sounds good with everything and 2.) Clare
Almost names: Lila, Lyra, Lily
If she had been a boy: Jack Thomas
"With Vivienne it was easier and harder to pick a name. It was harder in that we created rules after Lilla. We didn’t want them to share initials or ending sounds but we wanted them to be the same style. My sisters are Katie and Kelsey so these rules were very important to me. This time we were ok with a longer name so long as it we liked a nickname for it, can you tell I have a thing about nicknames. Even with all of that she was Vivienne from the start, we liked the nickname Vivi and had no issues with Viv so it was just a matter of the spelling. I did not want her to be Vivi-Anne so we went with the en ending. We liked the femininity of the Vivienne ( I had always admired Vivienne Westwood's name) and the fact that shared double letters with Lilla was just icing on the cake.
Almost name: "Sophie Kate, but this was nixed way before I was expecting."
If she had been a boy: Knox Thomas
Potential future sibling names: Rosalie, Cecily, Eleanor, Sylvie, Cora,
Rufus, Jasper, Graham.
Here are some more pictures of these cute girls! Thank you to their mama Sara for letting me feature them! Have a great weekend, readers.