As soon as we found out we were having a baby, I started obsessing about names. I bought or borrowed four or five baby name books and started making lists. Trying to get Rich to discuss names at that early stage was not easy. He insisted that when the time came, he’d find the name which we would end up choosing. Aggravating as it is, he was right. We both liked the name Evelyn bur when he found the Italian variant Evelina, it quickly became a favourite. We had two final choices ready for when Baby Girl arrived and once she was born, she just looked exactly like an Evelina. We also liked that it could be shortened to lots of things, Evie and Lena being our favourites.
Her two middle names are names we both love but also honour special people. isobel is mother’s middle name and Sydney is the girl version of Sidney who was Rich’s great grandfather - the only grandparent he ever really knew. Sydney also happened to be a pretty damn cool character in Alias but that was just a happy coincidence.
Of course despite giving our daughter three good names we tend to call any of the following:
- sweet pea
- baby girl