September 20, 2013

Baby Girl Sewell Has a Name!

We have settled on a name for our baby girl! I wouldn't say that it has been a painstaking process, but it wasn't a piece of cake either. The most important aspect of choosing a name for this baby for me was to pick something that would mesh well with the girls' names. I couldn't have a Sophie and an Olivia and throw in an Ashley or Barbara or something like that. Nope. They had to go together and once we found some names that fit into the Antique Charm/Timeless category (yes, we used the Baby Name Wizard--thanks again, Emily Kriech!) all we had to do was narrow them down. There were some that I preferred, some that Matt preferred, and we even broke with our category and added a few extras to our list. But the one name that fit into our category that we both liked enough to call our child by it forever was.....


So, when we meet our little girl this February, we will name her Audrey James Martella Sewell.

Most of you know the story behind Sophie and Olivia's middle names, which are Michael and Sean, respectively. If you don't know the story, you can read about it in this post. In keeping with what I think is a wonderful tradition to honor my children's father(s), Audrey will get Matt's middle name as hers. Sophie and Olivia were given the surname Martella at birth, but when Matt adopted them, we changed their last name to his and moved Martella to a second middle name position. Since Audrey is Sophie and Olivia's full biological sibling, we've chosen to honor Sean in her name by giving her the second middle name of Martella as well.

Not everyone gets a full name that is packed full of meaning and I consider it a blessing to be able to give my girls names that will carry meaning for them all of their life.

Now that this joyous task is completed, I'm going to sit back and relax. Haha. Just kidding. The girls' 3rd birthday is coming up next weekend so I'm going to get ready for that...then on to Halloween and then my favorite time of year--Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Sweet Audrey, we're so excited to have you join our family soon! Maybe you'll be my blue-eyed child? A momma can dream, can't she? :)

Oh, and your big sissies say "hi baby!"


  1. congratulations to all of you and may you all have a wonderful life in a big happy family.

  2. Audrey James Martella Sewell is a beautiful name and we are so excited for another sweet granddaughter to join our family!