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Taylor Grace | Her Name Story

We were probably going to wait to share our baby's name publicly until her birthday. Obviously when we found out she has triploidy, everything changed, and suddenly we couldn't wait to share her name. This is the story of how we came up with her name and why it is special to us. 

For the past couple of months, I have been convinced we were having a boy. In every dream I had about our baby, she was always a girl, but in my head I just thought it was a boy. With that, we mostly just talked about boy names. We had a couple of boy names ready to go and knew which names we liked for a girl, but I just didn't think we were going to be needing them for this baby. Apparently my mother's intuition is zero over here. 

We found out we are having a girl the same day we found out she has a chromosomal abnormality. It was the most beautiful news coupled with the most devastating news, but we couldn't wait to name her. We didn't know how many more days we would have her with us, and we wanted to start calling her by name immediately. Parker left that afternoon for work, and I was Facetiming my sister to tell her the news. I told her it was a girl and had no idea what we were going to name her. I pulled up my list on my phone of girls names we liked and read them off. My twin sister asked, "Well do any of those names sound good?". I smiled and said yes, but I didn't say anything else. I knew in that moment that her name would be Taylor. 

I had a couple of other girl names in mind that were my favorite, but Parker always went back to Taylor. This has been his favorite name for a girl for years. I stare at our baby's beautiful profile from the ultrasound picture so many times throughout the day. We can't get over how beautiful she is, but we also can't get over how much she looks like Parker when we look closely at her features. I know ultrasounds can only tell us so much, but this little girl is the spitting image of her daddy. After seeing how much she looks like Parker, Taylor just seemed like the perfect name for her. I couldn't imagine loving anything else more. He came home from work that evening, and I pitched the idea of naming her Taylor. It was about a 10 second conversation. Parker was thrilled, and our baby girl had a name. 

We chose her middle name the next day. We were lying in bed that evening talking about possible middle names, and I asked if we could use Grace. Again, it was a 10 second conversation. It was perfect, and our baby had a middle name. We decided on Grace because she is the greatest gift we have ever received. Though we wish more than anything that our little girl was healthy, we couldn't be more blessed to be her parents. I am so proud to be this baby's mommy and so thankful God chose us to care for her while she is on this Earth. She is the biggest blessing, and such a testament of God's grace. 

We chose her name really quickly, but I couldn't imagine calling her anything else. We love our little Taylor Grace!



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20 comments :

Kate Mitchell said...

I love the name, and especially how she got it. God bless Taylor Grace and her parents!

Grandma Pat said...

Taylor Grace is blessed to have you as parents.

Janelle Vannice said...

I love it! It's perfect, and you two are definitely an inspiration.

Ladonna said...

It is a beautiful name. Thanks for sharing.

Mary-Keith Piasecki said...

what a beautiful name! Great story, praying for you 3!

Emily Stewart said...

Beautiful! I love it so much! :)

Brianna said...

Love, love, love her name! So beautiful for such a beautiful soul. It's just perfection. And the fact that you both agreed on it so effortlessly is absolutely a blessing and a sign. It was definitely meant to be!

Bailey Kay said...

I love the story of how you chose Taylor Grace's name! It's a beautiful name.

scrapperjen said...

Beautiful! I love her name.
I have been thinking of you a lot. Keep your strength and faith.
Hugs to you all

Stephanie said...

Love it. Perfect for that little beauty. And I love that you can already see features..Tom and I always just saw a blob because he was camera shy.

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Beautiful name! Sending prayers.

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
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Ashley said...

Her name is beautiful.

Tara said...

Love her beautiful name! I just caught up on your blog and wanted to let you know I'll be keeping you in my prayers!

Kooken said...

Obviously I love the name! I am pray for yall!

Jen said...

I love her name! Perfect name for this precious girl.

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

A perfect name.. and especially fitting for the graceful manner in which you are handling this all.

Kirstie said...

So Beautiful!

Caravan Sonnet said...

You are such a light and testimony to God's grace... what an inspiration you are! I love the name... praying for y'all and your sweet baby every single day!
With gentle hugs,
Rebecca

The Life You Love said...

There are some things that when you just know, you absolutely know. And there are certain things that won't change once you make up your mind.

Melzie at Ribbons and Rotor Blades said...

Her name is just perfect. Especially that middle name. Some people have such a hard time deciding so I'm glad this was so easy and it has meaning.

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