The "Mary" tradition continues into the next generation. My mom's name is "Mary Allan" so its also a special way to honor her. Reid has always loved the name "Grace" and actually named this little girl years ago. This is the only double name we are using.
Madelyn BarrettI grew up hearing my mom talk about her friend "Madolyn" and have always loved the name. We just changed the spelling a bit for our daughter. Reid's middle name is "Barrett" and we thought it was the perfect name to pass down to a little girl.
Olivia BainReid and I just love the name "Olivia." Her middle name, "Bain," is my maiden name and it means a lot for me to get to pass that on to one of my children.
Catherine Della"Catherine" is the name of a little girl and family friend that I used to babysit for. I've always loved the classic simplicity of the name. "Della" is a family name from Reid's dad's side of the family. We wanted something unique to go with "Catherine" and this was the perfect fit.
We decided on names while we were in Costa Rica. We had our boy name just in case, but were pretty sure we would be naming four girls. I make these kinds of decisions pretty quickly. Reid tends to take a few more minutes to commit to things. What was really hard was deciding whether to go ahead and assign names to A, B, C & D. We want to wait and meet them instead of just "assigning" a name. Our biggest reason for doing this is that its getting more and more difficult to keep up with who is who during sonograms. I'm pretty certain B and C may have been switched this week because they are positioned so close together.
So, there you have it. Their sweet little names - Mary Grace, Madelyn, Olivia and Catherine. We can't wait to meet them!!!