Keira Cecelia

As you all know, we struggled with picking a name for baby G. We knew we wanted to use Cecelia as her middle name but the first name took a while... Well actually I decided when her head was about 2/3 of the way delivered and she was about to be born. 

Cecelia is Mike's paternal grandmothers first name. She went by her middle name, Barbara, but we checked and this was only because there were other women in her family with the name Cecelia. We tried to quiz her casually so she wouldn't know what was up. This was months and months ago and we managed to keep it just between the two of us. We love that the name is in the family and we can honor Keira's "GG" (great grandma).

               Keira & GG (Cecelia)

For baby's first name we made lists and lists, and read several baby name books over to cover. The only name to show up on our list twice was Keira. So Mike took to researching the Internet to find out how girls named Keira liked their names. Everyone with that name was happy with it and glad they didn't have a more common name (we had considered some names that are very popular right now). We read more about what Keira means and found out it was an Irish name. Perfect- we are both descendants of Ireland.

We are so happy with her name and when she popped out with a head full of dark brown hair we knew it was the perfect name for her!

 Keira- Pronounced "keer-ah"

The feminine form of Ciaran, from the Irish ciar meaning “dark” and implies “dark hair and brown eyes.” St. Ciara was a distinguished seventh-century figure who established a monastery at Kilkeary in County Tipperary. It was the fourth most popular baby girl name in Ireland in 2003.


  1. That picture of Keira with GG is so beautiful.

  2. Love the name! It was on our short list for a while too.



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