After MUCH discussion, we have finally settled on the name 'Allie Joy Rieger' for our sweet baby girl!
Allie: noble & kind
Ruth 3:11 "And now, my daughter, don't be afraid...You are a woman of noble character."
Joy: joy & happiness
Psalm 45:7 "You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy."
Adam and I decided on 'Allie' for her first name within about a week of finding out she's a girl. We had the most difficult time settling on a middle name! We didn't anticipate the middle name being the hard part, but it sure was!
Neither Adam nor I are called by our first names. Adam goes by his middle name, and I'm called by a nickname. (My first name is Victoria.) Our number one priority was to choose a first name that she could be called by that wasn't likely to be shortened into a nickname. We know that she'll pick up nicknames from friends & grandparents throughout life, but it sure will make things simpler for everything from 1st days of school to doctors appointments to have ONE name she goes by. Even today, at the doctor's office, I never know if they're going to call "Victoria", "Tori", sometimes it's even "Cory" or "Toni"!
All that to say, we are so excited to have found her name!