Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We have a name!

I wasn't sure how to pick a name this time around (I usually think on names for quite a while and we have running lists). I wanted to have something with meaning, but also something I love and gives personality to our little girl. Sunday night, we started looking. We had a nice little list going of names to think about and some great meanings. Ones that meant gift, joyful, perfect, beautiful, etc. We were mostly searching by meaning instead of by name.

Then I remembered a name I've always liked that was probably on both the girls' choices of names. I looked it up and it meant "Praise to God." Um, I got teary eyed. Because I feel like this name has a meaning that we can say and mean it no matter what happens. If she were to come next week or be with us for a while we can still say, "praise to God!" Her name will be Hallie. (pronounced Hal-ee like Callie) It is also a short form for "Hallelujah."

So thank you for praying for our Hallie!!!!

16 comments:

Adrianelea said...

Chris & Katie... I love this name! I love the meaning; it brough tears to my eyes. I think about you both and what you are going through but praying for you and believing that God was a wonderful plan for this little girl and your family!
~Adriane

Meghan said...

Gorgeous name!

The Harner's said...

Katie, it took all I had to not cheat and go straight to the end of the post! What an awesome and beautiful name! Love it! Ya'll did great!

Emily said...

PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love love love love love! And unlike Kim...I skipped to the bottom and read the name first haha! I love it on it's own and the meaning makes it even better :)

Sara Watkins said...

LOVE it!! It's perfect!

LQS said...

How Blessed Hallie is to have such Father Focused Parents!
She will be just like you, Beautiful both inside & out!

ablossom said...

perfect. love you guys.

Julie Tiemann said...

Like I said on Twitter - goose bumps!!!!

I'm SO glad y'all chose a name too, because now we can pray for sweet Hallie by name.

Hallie is so blessed to have you as her mommy. Hugs!

Amber said...

Absolutely beautiful ... like all of the Green girls.

Nikki said...

How beautiful! I LOVE it. Now I can pray for her by name.

~Nikki Hyatt

Jill said...

Totally had chills when I read it earlier, and that was just the short twitter version. Perfect name and like others have said, now I can pray for sweet Hallie by name. Praying, praying, praying.

Jen said...

I choked up when Chelsea told me today, I absolutely love the name and the idea!

Kelly Ford said...

It is absolutely perfect. Just like Hallie.

Love you both.

Tara said...

Love it! Keeping you in our prayers.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

i love that name! and Hallelujah is the HIGHEST form of praise to our God. It is also universal - it sounds the same in any language!

Catherine Boozer said...

Love her name:)