We had a family meeting the other night. We passed around ultrasound snapshots of our fetal baby girl (!) and then we opened the floor to name suggestions.
When Claire offered up the first suggestion, I laughed out loud. What I received in return was a stern look from Brad and a reprimand: "Write it down!" to which I rolled my eyes and... wrote it down.
...along with the rest of the suggestions. Here's a short selection for your reading pleasure:
1. Marjhayuh (per Claire, please make sure you pronounce the jh as the "ge" in garaGE.)
4. Fer-reela (yes, a real suggestion, Fer reela.)
5. Kalichee (which happens to be a type of dirt common to the area)
6. Carilla (not gonna lie. Actually considered this ancestral name for Claire until we paired it with our last name.)
...and my personal favorite...
Heaven help our little girl.