Our 8th Baby is….a Baby Girl!!!

Joy had her 19 week sonogram and we found out that our eighth child is…drumroll…a healthy baby girl!

We already have 4 boys and 3 girls so this evens out the two teams. Also our youngest is a girl (Elizabeth, she’s 2 years old) so it’s great that she’ll have a girly playmate in the years to come.

God is just so good. Thank you for all your prayers. We feel so blessed.

Question: And now: What shall we name this little girl? You get bragging rights if we choose your suggested baby girl name! You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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  • Andrea

    Grace

  • Irish Tricia

    Philomena!

    • MPR

      Philomena is a beautiful name. My family and I are devotees of St. Philomena!
      God bless
      +JMJ+

  • Daniel D

    Anna ….. for St Anne (also known as Ann or Anna, from Hebrew Hannah חַנָּה, meaning “favor” or “grace”)

  • Anna C. Adrian

    Name your daugher Anna Christina, which means “graceful follower of Christ”

  • gaeliclass

    congratulations to Joy and you Taylor – this is indeed wonderful news..– what a joy for your family.Coming from a family of 12 children – I thank God every day for my 5 brothers and 5 sisters (yes having teams works!) Frances is already in Heaven.
    Can I suggest Benedetta for her name. I am a great St. Benedict fan and my birthday is on the Saint’s names day, plus I am a fan of Emeritus Benedict XVI..— May God protect and keep him strong.

  • Barbara Furnari

    Since you are singing a song of praise today I thought it would be appropriate to name this lil’ angel: Cecilia. ♡

  • Jennifer

    We just had our eighth and named him Peter. How about Petra?

  • Michael Hansell

    Lucy!

  • Don Burns

    Our beautiful granddaughter’s name is Mary Elizabeth, but
    she goes by Mary Liz. People really seem to like her name. Happy to share with
    you and your family. God Bless!

  • MaryB435

    You should name her Philomena,because the name Philomena means daughter of light in Greek. and that’s my daughter Anna’s confirmation name, she’s trying to get people to know Saint Philomena again.

    • Teresa Rodriguez

      I was going to say Philomena Rose!!! What a great saint Philomena is- and St. Rose of Lima. Also my daughter’s preferred Confirmation name.

    • MPR

      St. Philomena is my confirmations Saint, too. Tell your daughter to keep up the good work!! We need St. Philomena today!
      God bless
      +JMJ+

  • janesca54

    Maria Gemma

  • Congrats. God bless Joy and the new beautiful girl and whole family.

  • bosita

    How about Stellamaris?

    • Andrea

      Or Maris Stella. Or Mariestela. 🙂

  • Congrats!! Not sure what your other children’s names are but I’ve always loved Gianna 🙂

  • Wayne Buse

    Congratulation. My pick for her name would be Gemma.

  • Cindy

    Congratulations! So happy for you and your whole family!

  • bosita

    Since we are still in the mood of accompanying Our Lady Star of the sea sound nice to have name” Stellamaris”

  • Maria Magdalene

  • Kate

    Eleanor!

    • Jose Dario Perez

      We’re naming our 5th child Amelia Margo.

  • Emil Polashek

    Blessings on her, your wife and your family.
    Isabel Anne (consecrated to God) (Full of Grace and Mercy)

  • denise

    I say her name should be Pia after Padre Pio a beautiful man and Saint

    • Andrea

      I love that name!

    • I love Pia, too. Joy had a friend (Polish) named Pia Maria.

  • bosita

    Congratulations , it will be much easier to educate your children in virtues much more practically than theorizing

  • Tom Green

    Congratulations! We like the name Charlotte; so does the Royal Family. Think about it. We are happy for you. Ivan G

    • Riki

      please spare us of the name Charlotte. The Charlottes I knew were never the good ones !!

  • David Risher

    Faustina Angelique Marshall has a nice ring to it

  • Sharon Terry

    How about Octavia?

    • Andrea

      Octavia Marshall does have a nice ring to it!

      • Octavia = Eighth baby. Makes sense, but kind of clunky for a girl.

        • Andrea

          How about Tavia for short. 🙂

  • Teresa Vivacqua

    Congrts. I love the name Nevaeh which is Heaven spelled backwards!!! Good luck with her name. God Bless her and your whole family. <3 <3

  • SmilingAssassin27

    Magdalena Anne

  • thisblessedmess

    My daughter chose Philomena for her confirmation name and we have two friends who have named their daughters Philomena (nickname Mena).

  • Mary

    Mary-Lucia pronounced Lusea not luchea

  • Jenny Sample

    1. Zelle (after Blessed Zelle Martin – Mother of St. Therese of Lisieux. Zelle and Louis will be the first married couple to be recognized as saints together this October during the Synod of the family.)
    2. Anne – Marie (Mary’s mother and then Mary’s name)
    3. Angeline (from Blessed Angeline of Marsciano – today is her feast day and she founded the first community of Franciscan women which this community and the Poor Clares were the only to receive papal approval)

  • Nancy Yates

    Congratulations to you and your family. I’m certain that you and Joy will find the name most fitting for you newest angel…

  • Mary

    Kateri she was the Lily of the Mohawks

  • B Harmon

    Ansley Grace (my great neice’s name and she and her four brothers’ lives revolve around prayer and respect for all adults – very happy family!k

  • Linda

    Esther

  • Rob B.

    Huzzah! Congratulations!

    When my lady wife finally got pregnant with our biological child (we have a foster daughter and three adopted kiddos), we decided on the name Katherine Ruth if it was a girl (we had a boy instead, Thomas Henry). As we are quite unlikely to receive such grace again, feel free to use the name! 🙂

  • Jenny

    Congratulations Taylor and Joy! I have commented here before about the similarities between our families: My husband and I are about the same age as you and Joy, married for 15 years this month, also expecting our 8th child (who is a boy) and that gives us 4 of each as well. And, our 7th child is a boy (who is named Blaise!) will have a brother super close in age; 14 months. As far as names go, I humbly suggest the most beautiful girl names I know: Grace, Anna, Cecilia and Genevieve. 🙂 Congrats again!

  • kgh111861

    Adelaide, simply because I’ve always liked that name. Looking at the just previous post, I think “Adelaide Grace Marshall” has a nice ring to it.

  • kgh111861

    … and, of course, Congratulations!

  • Barb

    Congratulations!! Rebecca. Multiple syllables just like Elizabeth. “Becky” or “Becca” is a nice nickname. God bless your lovely family, and all the best choosing her new name.

  • Teresa

    I agree with Andre-although I suggested Philomena Rose a few minutes ago, the parents are always given the correct name sooner or later-good comment and insight Andrea!

  • Joycey

    Congratulations!!!
    Olivia is a nice name…it’s from Latin meaning olive, the symbol of peace. Of course you can never go wrong with Mary or Maria. 😀

  • Meghan

    First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! So, I’m reading through these and you already have a Mary so I don’t think that will work and Philomena really won’t fit in with the rest of the children’s names (well maybe Blaise’s) but Grace and Anne would and so would Lucy and Cecilia. However, I vote for Veronica, as it’s Rose’s favorite saint (as of age 10 when you introduced us to them). Also, the name will fit with the rest of the children’s names. Veronica means “true image” from the girl that couldn’t stand to see Christ’s pain and wiped his face on the way to Calvary, and I think being a “true image” is a really great thing – especially if the image you are reflecting is Jesus! I think Lizzy and Ronni would go well together. Blessings!

  • anthony46

    Congrats!!! How about Magdelina?

  • Whydda

    Olivia: First used in English with this spelling by Shakespeare in 12th Night.
    Perhaps based on Oliver or Oliva= Latin for Olive.
    Olivetan: One of an order of Benedictene monks founded in 1313. The original house at Monte Oliveto near Siena. Nostradamus predicted Emeritus Pope Benedict as the Olivetan.

  • Yvonne Styer

    Tabitha Anne! Congratulations! You are very blessed indeed!

  • LizEst

    I still like Zelie. But, if you name her Avemaria…every time someone spoke her name they would be honoring Mary!

  • avnrulz

    I nominate Pauline Patricia, sort of in homage to St. Paul and St. Peter (also my mom’s name!).

  • Karen

    Ava Marie

  • Christine Hebert

    How about Catherine Therese? Two powerful women saints!

  • brownma

    Everybody else’s suggestion is better than mine, but I am sending my suggestion of Tina (with St. Faustina in mind), simply because it came in a flash immediately upon reading your email. I am eager to see her first pictures and to be “introduced” to her by whatever name you and your wife Joy choose. Many warm wishes from Margaret.

  • Martha Lush

    Christina Grace…. I do love Grace.

  • Susan Glynn Mule’

    Magdalene, with Maggie as a nickname. Magdalene Grace….

  • Mary McGuire

    Blessings! And that you have been!! Mary is a fine name I think!!

  • Ann

    We have a daughter named Mikah…just changed the “c” to a “k”.

  • M Smith

    Congratulations to you and Joy on the birth of your new little girl. I like the name Teresa for
    Mother Teresa

  • rnsondelski@aol.com

    Gabriella Michelle – Gabriella which means “devoted to God” in Hebrew (also Italian version of Gabriel – archangel) and Michelle feminine version of Michael which means “who is like God” and the angels would have her covered along with her Guardian Angel!!!!

  • Denise Koch

    Zelly! After St Therese’s mother

  • Jennifer

    Zelie (Marie-Zelie Martin) and Gemma (Gemma Galgani) are my two picks for girls. Congratulations on your little girl!

  • Kristy Knable Ziegler

    We love the name Zoë. It’s Greek for life and is all over the Greek Bible.

  • UAWildcatx2

    We named our 2 week old Naomi Elizabeth, for what it’s worth. Congratulations!

  • Candace Kunzelman

    Congratulations!! I like the name Gianna Marie.

  • Charles Saliba

    congratulations to Joy and Taylor,

    I would go for Marisa, simply because it is both a reference to Mary, MAR, and to Jesus, ISA. and I believe that a Justified Christian church in the truth should have this concept! Since the church is in actual fact Mary, since “THE WORD” JESUS, is her soul!

  • Peggy

    Gemma is the name of our ninth child. St. Gemma Galgani is a wonderful example for young people.

  • Lorie C Weeden

    St Faustina is a great name as she’s Jesus. Secretary of the Divine Mercy! May God bless u all richly n His merciful love.

  • Doug Metz

    Lydia, together with St. Paul are featured at a baptistry in Phillippi.

  • Phathuxolo Maqavana

    Congrats to the Marshall FAM! Dorothea or Gabriella come to mind as a gift from God annunciated by the angel Gabriel 🙂 Aquinia also for admiration of St Thomas.

  • queensrealm

    Congratulations…Best of everything to you all… How about Regina Maria ???

  • kcthomas

    Ruth

  • Jessi K

    We have a Genevieve who frequently gets complimented on her name! 😉

  • Karen Salstrom

    Mariah Hope

  • Hacacia

    Agnes Maria

  • Sally

    “Rita Marie” is a favorite of mine. If you know anything about St Rita you will understand. 🙂

    God bless all of you.

  • Maria Tierney Koehn

    Anna Maria Pauline Marshall

    A.M. P.M. Grace covers the whole day 🙂

    Also like Anna Theresa.

    Congratulations to you and Joy and the whole family. What a blessing from God. The Saints are surely praying for you too.

    God Bless a healthy pregnancy, a gentle labor and a safe delivery to Joy, Maria

    Joy Maria sounds good too.

    Who is the saint for her due date? That is how I received mine. Well there were so many Mary’s in the family that my Mom made it Maria. Times have changed a bit I add a Mary a few years ago. May The Blessed Mother and the Holy Spirit be very close to you at this time and always.

  • Anne Wirth

    Taylor – I would suggest Assumpta – “Assumpta would seem to be derived from the word “assumption.” This is a word familiar to most Catholics, who celebrate August 15th as the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary – the day in the church calendar life when we remember that Christ brought his mother Mary, body and soul, into heaven.”

    • Fitting. Joy’s birthday is Aug 15.

      • Anne Wirth

        Assumpta Grace – as in “Hail Mary, Full of Grace. . . ” I have a proud devotion to our Blessed Mother 🙂

  • Barbara

    Congratulations! How about Catalina Briel Marshall?
    Catalina is Spanish for Catherine (of Siena) and Briel is a form St. Gabriel. Catalina means ‘pure’ and Briel means ‘God’s strength’. God bless.

  • MPR

    Congratulations, Dr. and Mrs. Marshall and family! SO happy for you! I look forward to seeing what you name your new precious baby girl.
    God bless
    +JMJ+
    Marie

  • MPR

    How about Thecla or Zita for girl’s names? Thecla is a wonderful Saint of the Early Church. And Zita is for Empress Zita of Austria-Hungary (I think she is a Servant of God or is on her way to becoming one). 🙂
    God bless
    +JMJ+

  • Constanza Preble

    Congratulations! I love Filomena too!!! but I also love Genoveva, or Genevieve if you prefer French.
    My name is Maria Constanza just in case….oh and I also like Joy I named my Guardian Angel Joy many years ago… oh yes Sonsoles !!!!!!!!!!!!! I have 7 children and nine grand children but I am not going to tell you all the names don’t worry….

  • Susan

    Lumina Sofia!

  • Victoria Seed

    I wanted to name my last daughter Beata (Bae-AH-ta), sometimes spelled Beate, meaning holy and blessed, but my husband vetoed it. (We did agree on another lovely name in the end.).

    And if you can’t agree on anything else, for an eighth child, there is always Octavia!

  • mariamgal

    That’s wonderful! Please name her Maria, Marie, or Mary as her first name to honor Our Blessed Mother. Grace is a beautiful choice for the Middle name, but I also like Ana, Ann, Anna, Hanna… Pray to the Holy Spirit to give you the best name. I think He will choose Maria! 🙂 God bless you and your family. +

  • Sheelagh Hanly

    Thomasina Ruth are two lovely names together (Thomasina after St. Thomas Aquinas (female version) and Ruth from the Old Testament

  • Moy Sanchez

    Felicidades! God is always good, you should name her…hmmm….Faith

  • Faith Maier

    I’ve always felt blessed to be named Faith!

  • Riki

    GILAH : גִילָה = joy,delight,gladness,exultation
    GILAH a Hebrew girls name meaning : joy, delight, gladness, exultation

  • JoAnn Turner

    Congratulations! How about Faith!

  • nancy

    Adele is beautiful. And Saint Adele was holy in her three vocations: wife, mother and nun. A good saint to be a protector for a girl, whatever her future vocation will be.

  • Stephanie

    Congrats! Elizabeth will be happy to have a sister near her age to play with (once the new baby is big enough to play with, of course), as the twins are much older than she is and the kids in between are all boys. 🙂

  • Conor Cook

    If she is to be baptized in the Extraordinary Form with its salt, then Margarita is fitting, I think!

    In seriousness, Sophia Benedicta would be a fitting tribute to the wisdom of Father Benedict (XVI), particularly seen through Summorum Pontificum.

  • Diann Harris

    Still love the name Erin Elizabeth, but you already have an Elizabeth, so maybe a different name is in order. I vote for Anna Celeste.

  • Colleen Rourke

    Tomasyne for Thomas Aquinas. This is the name of my umpteenth great grandmother. It would have meaning, yet not be one of ten in a room.

  • Jennifer

    Congratulations, Taylor and Joy! My husband and I have four boys and four girls, too. Zelie Therese is a beautiful name. This is the name of one of our daughters.

  • Peggy

    Congratulations! I’ve always liked the name Burnadette.

  • Lyncmar

    Congratulations! How about Gianna? That’s if you don’t already have a child named that. You need to give us the names of all your children so we can suggest.

  • Ree

    Joy!

  • Tommy Higgins

    Congratulations! That is amazing. God bless you all!

  • Jane

    How about Joy or Mary Joy or Mary Grace Joy. I love them all but it’s your choice.

  • Janet

    Gianna is a new modern saint and a beautiful name. She was a doctor, married and believed in having a big family. My grandaughter took her name as a confirmation name.

  • Theresa

    How about Callista? It comes from the Greek “kallistos”, mean “she that is most beautiful”. And in Latin, it comes from “calyx”, meaning “chalice”, and refers to the Eucharistic cup. You’ll have a “most beautiful Eucharistic girl”! Plus, Callie is a sweet nickname for a little girl. It’s also a papal name (Pope St. Callistus), though that’s not so much a consideration for a girl I suppose. But “most beautiful Eucharistic girl”…how cool is that! Now I wish MY name was Callista!

  • Claire Wilder

    Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! I like Mary Frances. There are so many good names out there, Sarah Marie is also a favorite. God be with you and your family.
    Claire

  • James Durham

    Anne Catherine

  • Adriane Nnlyf

    Congratulations, you have such a beautiful family. I wanted another baby girl but I wont be able to have any more, I was going to name her Karah Mason, but I wont be able to use that name. If you like the name you are welcome to it. God bless you and your family, congratulations on your baby girl.

  • J Kevin Vogel

    Congratulations, Taylor and Joy. The world needs more Marshalls. I propose Karen Marie. Karen is a form of Katherine; Katherine of Alexandria is the patroness of theologians, apologists and philosophers as well as the patron saint for protection against sudden death and for women in trouble and in childbirth. Marie, of course, is in honor of Our Blessed Mother.

  • Alicia navia

    How about Alicia Stella or Soraya Emilia? Congratulations

  • Michelle Ardini

    Congratulations! You can always do what my parents did and name her after the Saint who is celebrated on her birth day.

  • RONALD FREDERICO

    ARE ANY OF YOUR CHILDRENS NAMES MARY OR ANN? MARY OR ANN SOUNDS GOOD.

  • RONALD FREDERICO

    WHAT ABOUT MARYANN

  • Elizabeth

    May I suggest MaryAnne, in honor of Mary our blessed Mother and St Anne, her own mother.

  • isabel

    Congratulations to you and Joy. May I suggest Olivia to be her name. I was calculating her birth month and it looks like she’s coming in October. And I have looked up St. Olivia in Google and this is quiet interesting – “The saint is particularly venerated in Tunisia because it is
    superstitiously thought that if the site and its memory are profaned
    then a misfortune will happen; this includes a belief that when her relics are recovered Islam will end.” Anyway, rest assured of my prayers for the baby, for Joy and the whole family. God bless always.

  • Mary Hamilton

    Anna Grace Marshall

  • Joseph

    Congratulations! This is real family planning, 4 boys and 4 girls

  • KimberlyO.

    Congratulation’s Marshall’s! My dream baby girl name is Lidia Grace, so that will be my suggestion.
    Congrats again – May God be with you all!

  • Laverne

    Congratulations on your bundle of joy. Have you thought about Georgianna. Someone wrote a great book about her patron saint.

  • Aquinas5

    I had my sixth child two years ago at the age of 45. We named her Maria Theresa. So much meaning and so beautiful.

  • LouisaRN

    Irene Rose or Margaret Louise. 🙂 Congratulations!!!!!!

  • Regal Lineage

    Oh, Taylor! Congratulations! How about “Jade”? It’s not spiritual, but Elizabeth was the other (St. Elizabeth of the Visitation is my patron saint). Jade would be great because it’s a precious stone, as is Jesus, our Rock.

  • Robert Wagner

    Congratulations to you and your family. The siblings will welcome Claire Marie into the household and enjoy her arrival and watch over her

  • Alice Catherine

    Mary Claire

  • Angie Frausto

    Wonderful! Frances in honor of the pope Francis I. I believe he will be the first in many things as he shepherds the church in its growth during this age.

  • Ann

    Benita Marie – after Our Lady and St. Benedict, worthy role models. (Although Ann is lovely – but I could be prejudiced.) In the end though, I am sure the Holy Spirit will inspire you and your family to find the perfect name.

  • July Gudianto

    how about Josephina ??

  • Jim Anderson

    Bridget Marie. Congratulations, Taylor.

  • Paul-Laurie D’Antonio

    Regina Marie – I have 4 sons and always wanted to name a girl after my sweet grandma 🙂

  • Paolo

    How about Sarah or Anna in honor of the women of which the books of the 1st Readings are based on 🙂

  • Jeanie McInerney

    Bless you. I suggest Clare, friend to St Francis.

  • scer93

    Sienna; for Catherine and all the other saints who came from that region, or Jessica–“from the root of Jesse.”

  • cindyb

    Congratulations 1st off! I have only boys but here are a few I believe are lovely:

    Catherine/Kathryn/Cathryn Grace—Emily Elyse—Cecilia Louise—Carolina Hope—Alexie Ann.

    I bet a name has already been chosen!

  • Marie

    Philomena 1) has beautiful meaning, 2) is a chance to witness to this wonderful saint, and 3) the protection and patronage of this virgin martyr are an inestimable gift to your little daughter! 🙂 That would be an excellent choice.

  • Wonderful….God bless you all and may your new daughter be holy!!!!!…amazing grace be her gift!!!!

  • AZ

    Charity Joy Taylor 🙂 Congratulations to you and your family!!! Ps 127 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full… 🙂 May God continue to bless your wife’s womb and you, to continue to have a little bit of heaven on earth.

  • David Spiteri

    Octavia

  • Micheline

    Do not know the name of your other children, but I like Sarah. Congratulations on your new baby girl!

  • amr

    Congratulations, Dr. Marshall! I’m very happy for you and your wonderful wife! +God is Good+ We baptized my youngest daughter Marie Philomena Teresa after my dear little Grandmother and both Saints. She is truly a blessing in all our lives. I had her when I was 39. I call her my Blessing Baby. God bless all the Marshall Family! +JMJ+ AMR

  • Erin M

    Scholastica Walburga or Faustina Marie 🙂 Blessings upon you and your family!

    • Walburga? Where does that come from?

      • Erin M

        She is an awesome English saint. Daughter of Saint King Richard and companion of St. Boniface! There is a beautiful Benedictine Abby in Colorado named for her. My family has a relic of oil from her tomb that has healed many. She would be a beautiful intercessor for a young lady ( future nun perhaps? 🙂

  • DenverGregg

    Monica Miriam

  • For reference, our other children’s names are:

    Gabriel William
    Mary Claire
    Rose Genevieve
    Jude Ambrose Josemaria
    Becket John
    Blaise Christopher
    Elizabeth Joy Anne Mary

  • Glennfriend67

    Hi, Dr Taylor! How about Rebecca Anne? Rebecca for Isaac’s wife, and Anne for Mary’s mother? Anne is also my confirmation name. Val Smyder

  • We named our daughter “Teresa.” Few names have more (or greater) saints attached to it! Congrats!!

    • Do you like the nickname Tess?

      • I do! We call our little Teresa either “Tess” or “Resa” (which was what her brother could manage when she was first born).

  • magissearch

    Catherine Marie. Can’t go wrong with a doctor of the Church.

  • Joyalea Herdeck

    Congratulations! … While I love Grace (that’s what I named my dog…) I also love unusual names. (my daughter is Kjersty (cheerstee). It’s from Norway and means Follower of Christ. (some spell it Kjersti. I only know a very few Kjersty’s … feel free to use it. 🙂

  • Angela Lee

    I like Gianna Grace.

  • Julie C

    Grace would be my choice. Congratulations Joy and Taylor!

  • part21

    Yahoo! another for the TEam Marshall!

    Mia would be a nice name.

  • Fr. Jeff Pomeisl

    Francesca, after the Pope?
    Many prayers and blessings on your family.

  • Henry Liguori

    Blessings! Sistina Marie,

  • Zynovij Artaxus Marshall. You’re welcome.

  • abbeytrana

    Congratulations Marshall family!! I just had to chime in, because we both have sons named Jude and Blaise. We just had our fifth child and named her Agnes Mary. It is such a beautiful name, and we love that her patron is not only St. Agnes, but Blessed Mother Teresa’s as her given name was Agnes. For your family, I love Agnes Josephine. You could call her Aggie Jo for short!

  • ppaoloMARIA

    she’s the 8th… this just came to my mind… it is on the 8th of December that we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception… would it be beautiful for her to be called IMMACOLATA?

  • Sr. Mary Brigid

    Congratulations and blessings, Marshalls!

    Felicity is beautiful for many reasons.

  • Michal

    Congrats! Maybe Gabriela?

    My daughter was born on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7, 2013. On April 8th that year was feast of Annuntiation transferred because of the Holy Week. The day before the Annuntiation is a feast of Gabriel Archangel. And so my sweetheart is Gabriele Mary. (Oh, and I promised Our Lady that we give our baby second name after Her if he helps us having a child. I love Her’s sense of humour! :-))

  • Gentillylace

    Gloria Zelie might be a nice name, I think. (A family friend just named her baby daughter Presley Gloria — Presley just sounds like a boy’s name, though! Gloria is the first name of the mother’s mother, the baby’s grandmother.) By the way, Zelie supposedly comes from the Latin for “solemn”, though “Azélie” (which was Bl. Zélie’s full first name) is said to be a derivative from “azalea”, the flower. Make of that what you will.

    Leonie is also a very pretty name — as you know, it’s another Martin family name, that of St. Therese’s sister, who has recently been made Venerable. If I had ever had a daughter, I think I would have used Leonie as her first or middle name (my late father’s first name was Leonard). But since I am 48 and have never married nor had children, I doubt that will happen now! 🙂

  • John Kennedy

    How about Theresa Marie. You get two doctors of the church and our Blessed Mother and a beautiful name!

  • Rose

    Okay, why don’t you name her Graciela Marie

  • John

    Mary Anne is a good name because every time someone encounters her they’ll be blessed with thoughts of our blessed mother and her dear mother, good St. Anne.

  • Thobekile Zindela

    Octavia

  • Loretta Windland Shalosky

    Angela, if she is born near the feast of guardian angels.

  • Antonela

    Veronica – after the women who gave Jesus her vail to wipe his face with. She didn’t care about the posibility to get in trouble or what the people around her would think, she saw Jesus in need and that was the only thing that mattered to her. She was really brave and filled with love for our Lord. I want to name my first daughter after this great saint, not only because it is my grandmother’s name but because it would be a great reminder to my daughter that Jesus should be put in front of everything else.

  • E.McCarthy

    How about Mary Bernadette?

  • Carolyn Wudtke

    Theresa
    After St Theresa