Jay and I were certain that once we got pregnant (if we ever did) that we would have a boy. We’ve had a boy’s name picked out since even before we were married so as my pregnancy went on, we just knew in our hearts that we were having a baby girl. This caused quite a bit of stress for me because I didn’t want our little baby to go without a name. Several friends would laugh at me as I’d refer to the baby as “IT”. Knowing the sex of “It” and having a name for “It” would allow me to stop using the word “It” to refer to my baby.
Some of the more trustworthy gender tests led us to further believe that “It” was going to be a girl. Sure enough, “It” is a girl!
Towards the end of my first trimester I began scribbling girls names in Sharpie onto the mirror in our bathroom. Occasionally, I’d be relaxing in the bathtub (a cool bath, of course!) and I’d notice a few names with lines through them.
I began to give my husband Jay a hard time. “Why are you de-contributing but not contributing to the list?” He pointed out that it didn’t count if I kept writing the same name down multiple times. I didn’t know what he was talking about but the next time I was in the bathroom I noticed he had numbered three names. And they were all the same. Alexis/Lexi. None of the three had been eliminated.
We had our name! Until…we realized our neighbors had a dog named Lexi. Already they had unknowingly taken another name that I liked and used it for their daughter, Lindsay.
The weekend before our gender discovery ultrasound we lay in bed looking up the meaning of the names on our list. Through the process of elimination we had only a few names left on our list including: Tenley (which I stole from The Bachelor), Sydney and few others. When we looked up the name “Lucy”, we both fell in love with the name and the nickname LuLu.
When we saw our little baby girl on the ultrasound we greeted her as Lucy. When we told our families that “IT” was a girl, we introduced her as Lucy.
I think that Lucy and LuLu are just so girly and I love that! Hopefully she does too!