The Many Adventures of Keira!

This is our page to document our family's adoption journey- starting from when we first started planning for our little one, to when we brought her home. We're also going to keep this updated with all of the things that Keira has been up to since she's been home with us here in the U.S!

Sunday, February 4, 2007

What's in a Name II?

When Dan and I were first trying to start our family, we made a deal. If we had a girl, I would get to name her. If we had a boy, he would get to name him. He mentioned a few names such as "Beef" (Get it? Beef Curry). HOPEFULLY he was kidding! Since chances were pretty good that if we had a biological child, he/she would most likely look more like me. You know those Asians and their strong genes ;). Anyway, he wanted to select a name that kept with his Irish heritage.

After we tried for a few years and made the move to adoption, China was the country that we decided on. With the situation in China, we knew that we were almost certainly going to have a girl. Because of that, the compromise that we made was that I would select the name, but it would be an Irish name. We looked through Gaelic names and finally found "Ciara" which is the Gaelic spelling for "Keira". What does it mean? It is an Irish name meaning a girl with dark hair and eyes. It was perfect! That is how our little girl's name was selected!

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