I don't hold it against Kassi, the town-crier in chief. She is so excited about her baby sister you can see the energy radiating from her. So much joy! They will be 9 years apart, but Kassi has been waiting for this sister for many years and cannot contain her happiness.
The name is:
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We are not solid on the spelling for Fae yet. We also like Faye and Fay. It doesn't really matter, those Middle English names can be spelt however you like.
Ethel is for my Great-grandmother, Ethel Susan. Her husband also had a beautiful name: Cossie Quillen. But I knew them as Granny and Poppy, and they died when I was 7 or 8. Poppy first, then Granny soon after. I still have plenty of good memories, especially of Sunday dinners. Granny taught me to sew tee-pees of fabric from her quilting projects and she let me look through her brooches. She had a lot of brooches.
We intend to call her Georgi for short. The kids already call her that when they run up to me and hug my belly.
She will be Baptized for Saint George and celebrate her name day on April 23rd. Anatoly also has this name day, for his saint was present at the martyrdom of St. George and was martyred the same day.
For what it is worth, all the people who told me Kassiopeia was 'too long' and 'too hard to spell' and warned me that Kassi would never be able to spell it... those people were all wrong. Kassiopeia loves her name. And we needed her little sister to have a name that equalled Kassi's. I really feel like Georgiana fits the bill.