Neither Ronnie or I really thought we'd ever have kids so we had a blast with researching names when I found out I was pregnant! Our final list of girl names consisted of: Sadie, Violet, McKenzie (a Scottish name that Ronnie still loves) and Pepper (yes, Pepper. We loved it but because of judgey comments and that we would basically be giving her a name asking to be made fun of, we decided against it.). Eventually we made our "final" decision: Sadie May. I loved it but could never get over the name Violet! Ronnie wasn't sold so I finally told him he could have the boy name if he would just give me the girl name! So it was settled - If it's a girl, she's Violet. If it's a boy, he's Cole. (Not my favorite but it was Ronnie's choice at that point). We all know how that turned out ;)
So how did we come up with her name?
At first there was no meaning behind the name Violet, I just loved the sound of it and thought it was such a pretty and different name. The fact that it was also a color was a plus! Then one day we realized that not only is February's birthstone an amethyst (a purple/violet like color), the month's flower is a violet! PERFECT. Luckily she arrived just on time to be a February baby! (My OB got a whiney earful when she set my induction for March 2nd. What the hell even is March's flower?! I was an irrational pregnant lady.)
May didn't feel right now with Violet so we started the search for a middle name again. I just so happened to remember back to when Angelina Jolie had her twins and her daughter's middle name Marcheline had stood out to me. I told Ronnie back then that this would be a perfect name if we ever had a daughter because it sort of combined our moms' names - his is Marcia, mine is Linda. Ronnie loved the idea but wasn't convinced on the name. Then one night after watching one of my favorites, Steel Magnolias, for about the millionth time, I heard the name and it hit me: M'lynn! (Sally Field's character.) And yay, Ronnie loved it too! So we changed up the spelling a bit and our girl's name was born:
Sure, Violet is growing in popularity but the way I see it is, "Violet" will never be the "Jessica" of her time and I'm good with that.
And how many Malynns will she actually meet?
I think her name is pretty unique and I love that her full name has a Southern feel to it.
Plus, now that we know Violet, we think her name is perfect for her.
Go link up and share your baby name story, I'd love to read it!