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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Meet the Queen -

Paris Raine was a name that I have liked since high school, unfortunately someone named Paris Hilton kind of ruined the name “Paris” for me.   Bummer, because I thought it would make a great girls name.  Fast forward 15 years and I get matched with a great couple from Paris France – how fun.  Maybe it was a premonition 15 years in the making…. 
Probably not.   
I had forgotten about the name Paris years before.

When I got pregnant with my own child we had to think of names again.  We actually still had names ‘left over’ from our last child – names we were kind of bummed we didn’t get to use before.  However for our girls’ name we had already used the middle name (Marie) we had paired with it.  So the hunt was on to find a new middle name!!   At some point I suggested Raine and was quickly vetoed on it. 

Not sure what was wrong with the name – maybe it wasn’t a ‘normal’ middle name.  Our children might have first names that are a little unique, but the middle names are all good solid BORING names.  Raine, not so much.

So back to the books we went in search of just the right name in case we had a girl.  Of course we tossed names back and forth but none sounded ‘perfect’.   I went back to thinking Raine…. and looked up the meaning.  
Seriously.   Now I am not one that is huge on meanings, but when I told my husband that Raine meant: QUEEN he was sold.  We already had a princess, if we had another girl she was going to be our queen.  That was going to be our girls middle name………. 

The second part of this special name was that all 5 children I had given birth to were all born on beautiful, sunny days.  As it turned out – this baby just *had* to be different.  She was born on a gray, drizzly, rainy day.  
Ainslee Raine - - Welcome to our world.   
I hope you enjoy being the queen of the family!


  1. Absolutely perfect! I love name meanings. :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Aww! Love hearing the story of her beautiful name! :)


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