Finally, a couple of months ago, we started a film project for a fundraiser that's coming up (that we are SUPER excited about, btw) and I brought up the name thing again with Jonathan. I said, "You know we really need to pick a name before we start filming. She needs a name so we can talk about her and make her real to everyone." He reluctantly agreed that we could "go there". Now, don't think because we hadn't been allowed to talk about it that I hadn't at least let it slip over the last few months the name that was on my heart. I at least wanted to let it be brewing in his subconscious. And I guess it had been, because although he was cautious at first about it being that easy, within a few days of us thinking and praying about it, he couldn't come up with anything else either. I literally couldn't believe that it just might be this easy either. It NEVER had been. So, the last deciding factor was to look up the meaning of this name. I had never even thought of doing that. DUH! We both got on our isomethings and started researching. This is where it gets good. The first meaning we found was of Gaelic origin and was "abundant princess". Okay, so you had me at that, but to top it all off and for complete confirmation, the next meaning that came up and the more well-known one is of Indian origin (Choctaw to be exact). And. it. is... "leaping water". Okay, maybe I'm being dramatic here, but ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!? We were totally sold.
This little girl, God's little princess, that He is abundantly providing for so that she can leap over waters to get to her forever family;
is her name.