We knew who baby girl would be before we even started trying. We had 1 girl name and 1 boy name picked out so no matter who it was we would be covered. Everyone has been asking us where we came up with her name and the short and sweet of it is I had a precious little girl in my class years ago named Mckinley and I just adored her and her name. Plus being a teacher makes it hard to pick out a good name. Some names after saying them over and over and over and over and over and over again just aren't the same anymore. Then there is the issue of the overly popular names that never change from year to year. This creates a conundrum when trying to chose a name for your own child. This particular name had always stood out to me and after never hearing another child/person with this name I knew this would be my little girl's name. I have other names I love and may use someday if we have another little girl, but this is truly the perfect name for baby girl. I have never had a moment of doubt and Brent was calling her Mckinley when she was just a tiny apple seed and we didn't know who she was yet.
Today I got complete confirmation that we had made the right choice for little girl. My mother in law called this afternoon and told us my father in law was coming by to drop something off. I honestly had no clue what it could be (possibly yummy food which is always accepted in this house), but I was even more surprised when he came in and handed me the sweetest card. As I read the card I started to have some idea what it could be. Finally when I opened the black trash bag up I was shocked to see the most adorable green frame with the prettiest polka dotted letters spelling out baby girls perfect little name.
So here it is in all it's adorableness. It shall hang over baby girls changing table/dresser. I am in now working on talking my MIL into making and selling these because she could make tons of money. I already have a few orders in mind. So if anyone would like to place an order just let me know.