Introducing My Little Girl
On January 21, Cordelia Wynne entered the world at 5:11 am. Six days fashionably late, she was 8lbs 1oz, 20.5 inches of perfection. Her entire family is absolutely smitten!
Response to her name has been overwhelming. We consistently get one of two reactions: Absolute adoration (the majority) or completely blank confusion (small minority; mostly men). For those who have "never heard the name", offering the nickname Delia really makes them more comfortable. Her great grandmother can't stop raving about how her name sounds like " leaves blowing in a light breeze", which I think is a lovely image, and a friend commented that Lucy Maud Montgomery is somewhere grinning widely at a Cordelia with golden tresses. Many people have mentioned how old-fashioned the name is, and everyone agrees that it's a name that really suits our little family. And her nana was incredibly touched by her middle name, which was chosen to honour her daddy's father, Wayne, and tells me that we definitely made the right decision in using it.
A short moment after her birth, as I held her for the first time, I looked down at her little face - round, pink cheeks, giant blue-grey eyes framed by curled golden lashes, little rosebud mouth - and there was no question that Cordelia was to be her name. Luckily, her father agreed! For the first couple of days, it felt odd to call her by name, but it's now completely natural. We call her by the full Cordelia and Delia on a regular basis, and since any good nickname needs a nickname, I also call her Deelee.
Okay, I'm off to revel in her deliciousness.
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 5:15pm