When asked how we came about deciding on the name Baker for our newest girl, it is sort of a boring story.. and basically it comes down to the fact that “it just felt right”.
Have you ever had one of those moments?
Where you just know in your gut that this (whatever this is) is right?
I’ve had plenty of those in my 30 years of life, but I recognize this feeling when naming the littlest sister. It was the same exact feeling I had when we decided on the name for Jolie.
In the past, talking about kiddos, we always had our number one girl name (Parker) and number one boy name.. so when we found out we had not just one baby, but two baby girls to name – we thought long and hard about what name we would choose for the second baby girl.
Jolie Grace. It felt right. And now, she couldn’t possibly be anyone else but Jolie.
When we found out we were pregnant this time around, I sent the running list of names to Jordan that we had compiled over the last several years and he picked a handful of girl names and a handful of boy names. After announcing “Its a Girl!” we went through the names Jordan had picked as his ‘favorites’ and I came across the name Baker. I don’t even remember when I put that name on ‘the list’, but sometime along the way I had heard it somewhere and threw it on there almost as an afterthought.
While I was dead set on another name that was also on Jordan’s short list, after saying her name out loud, “Baker”, we just kept coming back to it. It just felt ‘right’. The same right we felt when we named our precious Jolie Grace.
That might seem silly and less than exciting to some, but it held a familiar meaning for us.
Baker was decided just a few days after finding out we were having a girl, and “Bree” is Jordan’s mom’s name – well known here on the blog as BB
Fist names are up in the air and can be whatever our heart’s desire.
We keep middle names in the family.
Parker is named after her great grandmother, Jane
Jolie is named after her great grandmother, Grace
..and Baker is named after her grandmother, Bree.
When we set her name in stone, we opted to keep it a secret (from everyone – family, friends, and strangers) mostly because we just wanted to keep the element of surprise and besides, it was really fun! Jordan’s aunt would group text us everyday with the most randomly selected names. Jordan’s mom and dad would heckle the twins for hints on what we decided on- just to give us a hard time.
Baker Bree was extra special to us and making this pregnancy we had hoped and prayed so diligently for just a little bit different this time around was why we ultimately kept her name close to our hearts and didn’t share with anyone.
This flower hair bow was the same bow that the twins wore when Brittany shot their newborn photos.
I’m a puddle.
The watch was a gift from Brittany- it is an antique infant watch that is set to the exact time she was born: 10:21am
Yep. I cried.
I couldn’t be more proud of my family. Looking at these pictures, my eyes well with happy tears, and all I can think is how incredibly lucky I am.
I could do this motherhood gig one billion times over again.
I love my people.
parker + jolie