So being an English major and former teacher, coming up with names is not the easiest thing. I put these ridiculous stipulations on myself and it's a wonder that any of our kids have names. For instance, the name had to have five letters, have a long e sound, British or celtic descent, have a religous meaning, could not be in the top 100 on any list, and sound cute with Avery and Reece. Isn't that completely ridiculous? I know. But I couldn't shake the requirements. The four of us have all of these stipulations in our names- except one- so I have connected all 4 of our names together using this list. I should get a Nobel prize for that. Anyway, every element of her name is purposed. I am a strong believer in the power of naming your child. Think I am crazy? Read the bible.
So on nameberry there is a list for cool, but not as popular names and ELLIE just screamed off the page when I saw it. It fit EVERY requirement. And most importantly Shane really liked it too. His suggestions have been LaFonda and Earl. You can see who was having more fun making fun of names than actually coming up with good suggestions.
After searching countless name lists and baby sites here is what I came up with:
Ellie means: bright shining one
Grace: a virtue
Avery means: nobility
Elizabeth: consecrated to God
Christopher: Christ bearer
Reece: enthusiasm or running, seems to be both
Megan: Pearl or strong or able
Elizabeth: Consecrated to God
Shane: God is Gracious
Pretty cool huh? I can tell you that so far the four of us have lived up to and completely emulate the meanings behind our names. So there it is...after all that.. Ellie Grace Carver.