I believe that names have great significance in shaping a person and I thought you'd like to know how we came up with Ivy's.
Ivy's middle name was actually decided upon before we were settled on a first name. When we were pregnant with the sextuplets, we wanted each of their middle names to in some way honor a person who has had great impact on our lives. Of course we wanted to continue this tradition and both Ryan and I felt strongly that our next child should be named after the sextuplets. The dilemma was to come up with a name that would honor all the babies and not just one. Before long we settled on the name Pearl, which is the birthstone for June, the month the babies were born.
Ryan and I started liking the name Ivy after watching M. Night Shyamalan's The Village. We saw it while we were dating and both of us fell in love with the character of Ivy. She's a beautiful young woman who lost her sight at a young age, but her lack of vision didn't stop her from seeing wonder and possibility when others saw only obstacles. If you haven't seen the movie, I highly recommend it.
Ok, now it's your turn. Since I'm such a lover of names (I think I would have had great fun naming all of the animals at Creation), I'd love to hear the meaning/significance of your name or your children's names.