Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What's in a Name

Chris and I have held on to the same name for a boy since we first talked about names for kids back in college. We fell in love with the name Caedmon Heath. Heath is Chris' middle name. When we found out we were pregnant with this baby it was a no brainer what his name would be if it were a boy. I casually flipped through a name book and picked out lots of names that I liked for little girls. And although I did share this list with him, we didn't talk a whole lot in case it was a boy and we didn't want to "waste" time talking about a girls name. So, this week when we found out we were having a girl we pulled the list out and started talking a lot more seriously. It basically came down to two names. I like having a nickname for the child. Both names had wonderful nicknames. One name I liked mostly for the nickname. And I felt like that wasn't a good enough reason to name a child for.

Yesterday I received an email from Chris that stated he'd really been thinking about a certain name and thought it was just perfect. And I couldn't agree more.

So, without further ado, Lil Pea can be replaced with:

Caedance Olivia Graves

Caedance is a name I found awhile back that I fell in love with because it is so close to our boy name. Another reason I love it is it means Rhythm. Obviously we are a musical family, so we felt like this was perfect. Also, Olivia is a name I just recently added to the list of names I like. After the ultrasound appointment the other day, Aby was asking what we would be naming the baby. She suggested several names, but said "Mom, I really like the name Olivia." Chris decided he liked it as well. So, we thought it was special that she got to help name her little sister, and she was over the moon. Olivia means Olive Tree, which is a symbol of peace.

So, Caedance Olivia means rhythmic peace!! =)


  1. Lets hope the little one lives up to her name :)

  2. PERFECT name for your littlest girl! :)

  3. What a special little blessing with a perfect name!

    Love, Brandy

  4. congrats that is a truely awesome and powerful name God has his hand in everything we.

  5. I think it's wonderful, and totally agree that the meaning of a name is important. Is there a nickname that you are envisioning?