baby girl has a name – lenna kathryn ortiz.
and for those tempted to pronounce it like “LEE-nah” give “LEH-nah” a try. she’ll thank you for it.
the meaning of a name isn’t a make it or break it thing for me, and i’ve always been skeptical of baby books’ descriptions of the meanings and origins of names (check out five different books and sometimes you’ll find five different meanings/origins). but in my quest to assure omar that this was indeed a sweet name for her i found several places that trace the name back to both latin and old german roots (not sure how those go together but i’m running with it) that mean “lion’s strength,” though i like to think of it in terms of a lioness. something about that makes me smile.
then wouldn’t you know that i stumbled upon jhill’s new animal alphabet prints and guess what animal she uses for the letter L?
we received a christmas card today from someone that included lenna’s name with the rest of ours. love it.