Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Baby Girl has a name....

Scarlett Lois Wakayama

We have searched high and low! Two totally opposite styles and preferences for names, and we finally have come to an agreement! And we both truly love the name we chose! Hope you do too! If not, say it about 50x and then it will stick! :) *thank you to brittany and others who gave us some GREAT ideas! it helped narrow things down. there are SO many cute baby girl names out there!



The story behind the name...
Yoichi and I went to Borders on a date night a month ago and searched thru baby book names. We both had a 3X5 card and wrote down names that we liked, separately. Yoichi came back with a list of 12 names, I had 3! Of Yo's 12, Scarlett was one of them. I didn't necessarily like the name Scarlett at first. Let's be honest, I didn't like any of the names Yo chose! haha.(and vice-versa) Back to the drawing board! 2 weeks later we were at Ocean Beach after dinner. Nix, Yoichi and I were jumping over waves, doing the "ocean dance"--- splashing around and I looked at Yoichi and said, "I can't get the name Scarlett out of my head today." He was shocked. Then I'm pretty sure 2 seconds later he said, "I picked that name!" haha. As if I was taking away his credit for naming the baby. 2 crashing waves later I found myself playing in the sand and I wrote Nixon and Scarlett's name in the wet sand. I have to admit from then on we both have grown to love this name for our little girl. In between these 2 weeks, we weren't 100% on the name Scarlett, but we have always been 100% on her middle name, Lois. Lois is my Grandma's name, and she has always had a special place in my life. I truly believe because of her and my Grandpa's faith in God I am a believer today. So during "limbo" time of confirming that Scarlett was THEE name, we started calling her "Lolo." You might here us refer to her as Lolo, a nickname that Nix really likes too! :)

Last but not least, we can't help but chuckle (and shudder with fear) at the meaning of her name. Scarlett means "red" and "passionate." Lois means "fierce warrior." Hmm... Passionate Fierce Warrior! Can you see why we're a bit scared!?


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love that name.. especially since I came up with it.
ha

We should blow up that pic and put it up in scarletts room!

Y

M&D's Mommy said...

I do love that pic. too Yo! It's a beautiful name. And I've never had a Scarlett in my class - so you're safe there! Can't wait to meet her!

Caleb's mommy said...

YAY, for the official announcement! I absolutely LOVE the picture!!! So Perfect, I agree with Yo, you should blow it up for the kid's room!

Can't wait to meet and love on Scarlett Lois Wakayama!!! :) xoxo

Kristy said...

Can't wait to meet Scarlett! Yo-I like your taste in names!!

Stacie and Tony said...

Love the name! Scarlett was on our list too but Lola fit our Lola Grace a bit too perfectly. Lola mean strong women... maybe our girls can be strong women together hahah

NixonsMamma said...

You guys are so nice! :) I can't wait to meet her too! I'm so thankful to be pregnant with Scarlett Lois. :)

doesn't that have a ring to it? haha.

Stacie, I think our "strong" "fierce" girls will come in handy during their teen years and boys!! :)

The Barroga Family said...

Cute name! She is going to be a strong fierce woman of God! Praise God for healthy Scarlett rowing each day in yur belly =)We can'twait to meet her. Dylan will love having a new friend.
xo

The Barroga Family said...

Cute name! She is going to be a strong fierce woman of God! Praise God for healthy Scarlett growing each day in yur belly =)We can't wait to meet her. Dylan will love having a new friend.
xo

Smarshie said...

I love the name!

Scarlett and red make me think of love. She will be very loved and love others with a beautiful heart.

So fun!