Thursday, August 25, 2011

And She Will Be Called.....

After many stressful months trying to decide
on a name for our baby girl
we finally made a decision!

We decided on a few selections already, but
always seemed to change it the next day!

I loved Livi Rose (but Jared did not).
Jared loved Piper Rose (but I did not).
And we both loved Vannah.

But in the end we decided to go back
to our original favorite.
The name I chose before I even knew
Jared would be the father of my children. :)

Charlotte "Lottie"
Rose Cartee

I had to monogram and applique a few things
to assure I would not change my mind again!

She has a little bubble for Christmas time!

A couple of burp cloths!

A bib with her full monogram!

And a little blanky!

So what's the story behind "Lottie"?

Before I ever started having children I was never sure
if I would be able to have any
(boy did we prove that theory wrong!)

I always assumed we would have to adopt.
Long before Brangelina started adopting
small countries. I always wanted to
adopt a baby girl from China.
I planned to name her Charlotte
and call her Lottie after Lottie Moon.

Now that I am on my 4th child in 5 years
I am not sure if adoption
is in our future.
(Although I would love for it to be.)

For those of you that did not grow
up learning about Lottie Moon
every Christmas season
click here to learn all about her!

In short, Lottie Moon was a young
woman who went to China
as a missionary in the late 1800's.

She gave her life spreading the gospel in China
and at age 72 during a famine gave
away all her food and
personal resources to others
which resulted in her death.

Southern Baptist now have the annual
Lottie Moon Christmas
offering that has raised a total of
$1.5 billion for missions since 1888.

Jared and I can't think of a
better role model for our girls.
A woman who not only gave her life daily to
spreading the love of Jesus but also one
who unselfishly literally gave
everything she had so that others could live.

Why "Rose"?
Well, that is a simple question.
Because that is what her sisters wanted to name her!
Nixon really likes the name Rose so I agreed
it could be her name! :)

We are so excited about our little Lottie!
We feel so blessed that the
Lord has given us 4 wonderful
children to love and to raise.

Only 16 more weeks until she arrives!


  1. Although I am sad you did not choose to name your child after me, haha, I love the name and I do believe she will live up to her wonderful name. I also think you should still adopt as long as I can cut her bangs!!!

  2. That's so funny you mentioned the bangs! As I was writing the post I thought about that! If we ever do adopt I promise you can cut her bangs! And who knows since we have already used the name Lottie maybe we will name her Elle?!

  3. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! You know my vote was Lottie...not that I really had a vote, but you know what I mean. And that's so sweet and special that Nixon chose her middle name. Love you!