Thanks to everyone for the kind words about our sweet girl on Sunday! It feels good to not only KNOW now, but to be able to share with everyone else. :) I promised a little background about her name, so here goes. (Spoiler: It’s not that great of a story but I’m going to blab anyway. haha!)
I am a huge dork about names. I have a name list I started when I was 15, though we ended up not using a name on it…go figure. haha. We were positive that we didn’t want a name in the top 100, but we didn’t want a made-up name either. No crazy spellings, and nothing that couldn’t grow with her. We wanted something classic!
I also have a deep and unending love for Greek mythology and we even discussed having a little Artemis or Athena, but just never loved the names. My favorite myth is the story of Persephone and yes, for awhile there we considered naming her that and letting her go by Persie, Sephie, or whatever else we could come up with because we knew some people wouldn’t pronounce it correctly: “per-seff-oh-nee”. I still think Persephone is an absolutely beautiful name. (Our boy name we chose was from a Greek myth, but we’re holding onto that one!)
I came across the name Cordelia on a baby name site and fell in love with it. Mark had shot down most of my girl names but really loved this one, so it got bumped to the top of the list pretty quickly. We agreed that Cora would be an adorable nickname, and later that week I discovered that Kore (pronounced “Cora”) is an alternate name for Persephone.
I also came across this quote from Anne of Green Gables when Googling “Cordelia” (because who doesn’t Google potential baby names first?) and just couldn’t get over how much I loved it. I just ordered the book and I’m going to give it a read, and maybe look into getting this quote as an art print for little lady’s room.
Sue is a family name and Miss Cordelia will be the fourth generation to carry it. I’m not a super traditional girl, but I do love that name and that she will now share it with me, her grandma, and her late great-grandma.
I know a lot of people are iffy about sharing names early on, but we’re looking forward to calling her by it and we love it so! :)