What is the story behind your name?
My brother, sister and I all have names out of Dr Zhivago (which, I’ve never read). I’m not wild about my name – but who is? It sure could have been a lot worse… I believe for part of her pregnancy my mother wanted to name me Serenity (how funny would that have been!).
For our own kids, I’d always loved the name Isabella. It was classic, and besides… just look at Isabella Rossellini. Of course after our daughter was born and named someone sent me a link to Isabella Rossellini doing whale porn (dont ask, go see for yourself) and then – completely unrelated I’m sure – every second female child in the Western world ended up being named Isabella.
When we were expecting a second child I wanted a name that wasn’t popular. I loved Hebrew names, DH likes Irish names. Our son ended up being Emmett Declan (so clearly I lost that battle). I love that I haven’t yet met anyone else with the same name.
What is the story behind your name? How do you feel about it?