I went with...

Serafina Kate Wallace. I was able to eliminate Elena and then I flipped a coin. I don't mind the frilliness of Serafina and I like all possible nicknames. Her dad's family is trying them all out, but his mom likes Sera/Seri the best so far. I call her Serafina. I briefly considered an alternate middle name hat meant water, but ultimately decided Kate sounded better, than anything new I was coming up with.

As for Marina... I wasn't sure if I wanted it to get Aria, or if I really wanted Marina for Marina. Her dad wasn't crazy about Aria as the nickname and didn't think his family would go along with it. If he wasn't going to be on board, I knew the family would call her whatever they like. Marina was a constant on my list, but I always added in names that I liked more, but she always made the cut.

It's funny, though, cause the day after I submitted the paperwork to correct the birth certificate, I was feeling name regret, but it wasn't for Marina, it was for Stella. I spent the day thinking I made a mistake and that I'll have to reamend it... but I decided to hold that thought. As the days go by, it feels like she's becoming Serafina, and I say it all day long now, and I like the sound of it. So in the end, I feel good about it.

Thank you everyone for your help! And a special thanks to Tirzah for this suggestion.

I plan to stop in once in awhile and if I have another baby someday, I know where to go :)



October 11, 2014 11:50 AM

I'm SO SO SO happy for you!!!! I love the name. I'm the one who suggested flipping a coin.  Glad you did it! It helps me realize what I really want. Congrats on the name :) 

October 11, 2014 12:12 PM


Serafina Kate is beautiful!  I'm so glad you finally decide and I'm even happier that you are happy with the decision!  I look forward to seeing you around the forums in the future.  But right now, enjoy spending some time with little Serafina.  


October 11, 2014 12:28 PM

Beautiful name! Congratulations!!

October 11, 2014 1:06 PM


What a beautiful choice. 

Thank you so much for coming back to share with us. 

I am uplifting you in my prayers this morning and wish you and your little family nothing but joy. 


By EVie
October 11, 2014 2:46 PM

Congratulations! So glad you've reached a resolution that makes you happy, and thanks for coming back and letting us know!

October 11, 2014 5:19 PM

What wonderful news! You chose a beautiful name. I am so glad you are feeling peaceful with the decision. Please do stop in and visit from time to time. It's much easier to help other people name their babies!

October 12, 2014 2:02 AM

I was wondering if you had made a decision. It's a lovely name. 

October 12, 2014 5:37 AM

Thanks for letting us know your decision! I know we were all thinking of you. A lovely choice!

October 12, 2014 8:30 AM

Wonderful news, and a beautiful name. It's lovely. 

Wishing you and Serafina all the very best. I hope you can settle in and enjoy each other's company now you don't have anyone nagging you about names! 

October 12, 2014 11:23 AM

I love it!! Serafina Kate is gorgeous!! I'm so happy for you, too, that you don't have to stress about the name anymore. Whew!

October 14, 2014 10:27 PM

I'm so happy for you, and you made an absolutely beautiful choice. I've been thinking of you and wondering what you would ultimately decide, and I'm really glad you came back to let us know :-) Enjoy Serafina!

October 15, 2014 5:06 PM

Yay!!!  A gorgeous name!  Thanks for letting us be a part of your naming process.