Wednesday, March 9, 2011

what's in a name?

so, the mister and i have decided to name our newest addition, solana leighton...

lil' man had a part in it too...  we asked him if he liked solana or leighton as the first name, he said, "solana!".

i came across the name, "solana" almost three years ago.  the name has a spanish & latin origin.  it means sunlight / sunshine...  when broken down, "sol" - (hebrew origin) means prayed for; peace; "ana / anna" - (hebrew origin) "God has favored me"

we also liked the name "leighton" because we really like names that are not gender specific.  the fact that i absolutely love leighton meester didn't hurt either... 

leighton meester (source)
we are so happy to be able to call her by her name...

hope you are having a wonderful week.
xo, carla

5 comments:

Elisse said...

That's such a beautiful and unique name for your daughter :D

stephanie said...

i love it! what a gorgeous unique name! she will be one special girl!!!

The Words Crafter said...

What a beautiful name! I love learning the meanings of names. For my very important characters, I look up names for the meanings I want them to have, lol. Everyone else just gets something random!

jozen said...

beautiful name for a beautiful girl! can't wait to meet her :)

Lisa said...

Beautiful names, I love both of them!