Saturday, September 17, 2011

Names...and a contest!

Dear Readers,
My 16-week ultrasound is on October 14th. Hopefully we'll be finding out if Baby E is a boy or a girl that day. I am so excited! I thought it would be fun to do a little guessing game contest, because hey, who doesn't like the chance at winning free crap?! I'm thinking the prize will be some pumpkin-scented candles because they just sound amazing right now.

So...to enter, just leave a comment with your guess! Is Baby E an Elliot or an Eleanor?

A bit on the names:

Elliot is after one of Andy's very best friends (since 1st grade) who recently passed away after a battle with colon cancer. The day we got the news of his death, Andy said, "if we ever have a son, I want to name him Elliot," to which I replied, "I'd be totally cool with that." The very next day, I found out I was pregnant. I didn't know Elliot nearly as well as Andy did, but he was an amazing guy and any child of ours would be lucky to be named after him.

For the girl name, I decided right after Stevie died that if we ever had another little girl, I wanted her name to mean "light." I know I talk about my favorite song, Let it Be all the time, but the line "and when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me," was something that really got me through some dark moments--the thought that there would be light in my world again someday. I've always loved the name Eleanor and so when I saw that it meant "light," I knew it was just meant to be. We'd probably mainly call her Elle, for short.

I'm thinking E is an Eleanor, but with Stevie I was absolutely convinced she was a boy, so I wouldn't trust my instincts if I were you :)

Make sure to leave your name if you leave an anonymous comment. I'll randomly draw a winner from the people who guess correctly and announce it as soon as we have an answer!

Thanks guys!!

Love,
Kristin

73 comments:

Brie said...

I love both! And I actually like Elliot as a girls name too (=

B. Wilson said...

My husband's name is Elliot! I refer to him as Ray (his middle name) on the blog because his family does... but in person he goes by Elliot-- with ONE "t"!

So obviously I'm partial to that name and love both options. Congrats on making it this far. Small victories are worth celebrating for sure! Keep growing baby E!

Sherri Kivett said...

Aww I love both your name choices they are so fitting.

I am thinking Eleanor :)

Renel said...

I really like both names. Great friends of ours have a daughter named Eleanor Jewel. They call her Ellie J. I'm guessing "E" is Elliot.

Courtney said...

Love your name choices! <3
I think you are having an Elliot!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the name choices and the stories behind it. For some reason i think it is a BOY!
- Dayna Garrett <3

Emily said...

It seems a lot of BLMs lately are having the opposite sex to the child they lost, so I'm going to go with Elliot too. Can't wait to see if I'm right.

Becky said...

Elliot is cute! So I'm going with a boy!

rebecca said...

Love those name choices! I'm going to guess Elliot! So excited for you!!!

katie said...

I'm guessing an Elliott!

Jacque Smith said...

I am guessing E is an Elliot!

Natasha said...

Hmmmm I'm guessing Elliot! Can't wait to find out what your having! Either way I love both names!!!

Mary said...

Eleanor for sure!! You and this precious rainbow are in my thoughts and prayers. Oh, and I looooove pumkin-scented candles! They are my favorites!!! God bless you!
Love,
Mary

Jennie said...

Im betting on an elliot! But i <3 both names!

Mary said...

I'm guessing E is an Eleanor!

MamaE said...

I'm going to guess Eleanor.
"Let It Be" is my favorite song too! (even my blog is titled after The Beatles, and both of my kids have Beatles related names!)

Darcey said...

I am guessing you have an Eleanor...I love the old fashion names coming back. My daughter's middle name is Lucille :)

Andrea said...

Love both names! Elliot was on our list too. :) I'm guessing a little boy. Can't wait to find out!

Jane said...

love the names!! and all the updates
I think baby E will be an Eleanor!

April said...

I say E is an Elliot.

vanis said...

Awesome names, Kristin! I'm going to go with Elliot. :)

Vanessa Durfee

Tiffany said...

I'm gonna say Elliot too! That was going to be Ellie's name if she was a boy.

Mary @ VivalaVida said...

Eleanor!! I love that name!! That was one of our top pics for a girl ;) I think you are carrying a little Eleanor!

Anonymous said...

I am guessing that you are having an Eleanor!!

This is one of our picks for a girl's name too (I am a bit behind you at 9.5 weeks). It was my grandmother's name and I think it's gorgeous.

Also, I love it's meaning but hadn't realised. My first daughter is named Lucie and that also means light!

Also, as I haven't commented since your pregnancy news, a BIG Congratulations. I am sooooo happy for you. xo Jen

Jo...x said...

Hmmmmm a girl is my guess. :o)
Loving the meaning behind your names.. i think that is so important

Adriana Benitez said...

I'm going to guess a boy :) I love both names though!

The Griegers said...

My instinct is boy!

gomillion and one... said...

I dont know why but since I saw your belly bump Ive felt like you were having a girl. I say baby E is an Eleanor. Plus it just fits. :)

Amber said...

I'm going to go with Elliot!!! I think both names are very cute!!!

ligermom said...

Congrats on your pregnancy! I'm a fellow August mama and I have a baby girl E! I'm gonna guess that your baby E is gonna be an Elliot! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm going with Elliot!!
Also a fellow august mama Bonnie :)

Mama E said...

Hmm I'll guess Eleanor

RisenPhoenix said...

Eleanor was actually my second choice for my daughter's name. Such a beautiful, classic name. So I am guessing Baby E is an Eleanor!

Michelle said...

My guess is Elliot

Harlowe said...

I'm going with Elliott! That's actually a pick of mine for a girl.

Leanne said...

Oh dear, I'm torn. I can totally picture you having a girl, but at the same time, I can see you having a boy this time around. Hmmmm... At first, I thought you were going to have us guess the two names. Whew, I'm glad we didn't have to do that! Lol. But back to the business at hand. I really don't know. I will just go with boy, though, since everybody is having boys right now. Maybe you'll break the trend and have a girl. ;-)

But I'll make my guess Baby Elliot.

By the way, I seriously love why you chose those two names. It is so much better/more interesting when there is an amazing story to go with a baby's name. Love it!

Trena said...

LOVE both those names!!!

I am thinking Elliot though :)

Can't wait to find out!!!

Franchesca said...

okay so i love the names, but the story and meaning behind each make them that much more amazing!!! I think.......... your baby is an Elliot! :)

Adrianne said...

I'm thinking it's an Elliot! =)

bethashleym said...

I am guessing Eleanor. That is on our list too for the next baby. :)

Chelsea said...

i'M THINKING ELLIOT

Jessica said...

I'm thinking Elliot! <3

Anonymous said...

Due to your reference to the Beatles I think you are going to have a girl so you can name her Eleanor. ~Katie Boe~

Kim nordell said...

Totally an Elliot!!!

Antoinette said...

Sooooo....originally (based on your first u/s) I thought "team blue" right away...then I told you that, but after seeing your 12w u/s and HAVING A DREAM ON SATURDAY NIGHT...I AM GOING WITH

TEAM PINK!!!!!!! I literally have only guessed 1 wrong in the RR, soooo you will be the the one who proves me right or wrong..haha!!

Jus and Kat said...

My guess is that E is an Elliot. (Prayers for health either way! :)

Poodlemama said...

E is an Eleanor

AmyHostetler said...

I am going to guess that Baby E is Eleanor!

Jenny said...

I love names with meaning. :)

I'm going to guess that Baby E is an Elliot. :)

Kristin said...

Baby E is an Eleanor! So happy for you, and I love both name choices!!

Jenna said...

blog stalker here:)...my guess is elliot

aloha-moira said...

My daughter (15 months) is an Eleanor. It's a lovely name :) but just to warn you there are a LOT of Ellie/Elle/Ellas out there on the playground! So I kinda hope you're having an Elliot so you can avoid the confusion that plagues me and my girl, heh. ;)

Solange Malek said...

love your lil belly, and I think you are having a beautiful baby girl ELEANOR!

Erin said...

After a lot of deliberation, I'm voting for an Elliot; I think it's a boy!

Both names are so beautiful, and I love how meaningful they are.

Christy said...

Less than a week until you find out the gender of baby E right? VERY cool indeed. I'm guessing it's Eleanor because God is just that cool ;)

allenaim photography and design said...

Eleanor!! LIGHT!!

Brittany said...

I'm thinking Eleanor!

Bethany said...

So... I know it will be Elliot either way...but I am thinking.... BOY:)

MagicMonkeyMehendi said...

Eleanor...which is my late Grandmother's name, so of course I love it :)

Anonymous said...

My vote goes for Elliot. One of my favorite names :)
Heather Brewer

Amanda and Alex said...

It's an Eleanor. And I'm so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

I am going with Eleanor! instinct says its a girl:)

Farfromtheshore said...

Girl! Eleanor!

Kayla said...

I'm guessing baby 'E' is Elliott! Sending good vibes for your ultrasound tomorrow and calming vibes for the hours before <3

- Kayla Marie

The Zoo said...

Elliot. Wishing for happy news at your ultrasound.

Diana C. Barry said...

Congrats and I think you're having an Eleanor!

Shaylen Maxwell said...

Agh, very excited for you, Kristin! I'm guessing E for Elliott (but I'm always grossly wrong too!)

Caroline said...

I'm thinking a Elliot !! Congrats

Jill said...

E is for Eleanor! Can't wait to hear either way :)

thegambrells said...

I'm voting girl

Shannon said...

Girl and I like Eden

Jessica said...

Hope I'm not too late :) I think it's a Boy! <3

Celena said...

Definitely Elliot! Great name!

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