When we found out we were having another girl, we were both so surprised. A few days before our 20 week appointment, I had a dream we were having a boy and we had already started thinking of boy names! But we are so excited to be having another girl and to give Payton a sister. It was really tough coming up with another name since we had such a hard time deciding on Payton! However, we are happy to say that baby girl number two has a name! Her name is...
Hallie was on our list and when we were naming Payton and was one of our favorite names! This time around we both kept coming back to it and love how unique and adorable it is. Hallie means "Praise the Lord" and is short form for the word "Hallelujah". We pray that Hallie will grow up to have a relationship with Jesus and that her life would be a reflection of God's beauty and love. We praise the Lord for her life already and are thankful to Him for the gift of another baby!
We struggled with what the middle name should be for Hallie. I liked the idea of using Grace but didn't want it to be a double name like mine. Thankfully, Kevin and I both loved the middle name Rae, and when I looked up the meaning, we knew it was perfect. One of the meanings for Rae is "Grace!" God's free grace has changed both of our lives and we hope one day Hallie will be changed by His grace as well.
We are so excited to meet our little Hallie/Hal/Lee Lee/Rae Rae in a few months!