pronounced : HAD-lee.
For both Kevin and I, coming up with a girl name was the easiest part. I had the name Hadley picked a long time ago and when I told Kevin about it he loved it immediately. Girl name check.
I am not a huge fan of the most popular names on the baby name lists. I wanted a name that is not on the top charts for girl names. I love different names and so does Kevin! So Hadley was her name before she was conceived, before she was confirmed to be a girl and before she entered the word.
Funny thing is we didn't consider other first names, we always were huge fans of Hadley from the beginning. I read tons of baby name forums and Hadley was not on the top of the list thankfully. I worried about the spelling of the name, or pronouncing it, but then I realized two things - one, I LOVED it. Kevin loved it. It was unique without being bizarre. And two - spelling errors happen when people are lazy, not when names are different.
Coming up with a middle name was a little more difficult, but still nothing earth shattering.
Mae. Mae comes from my great-grandmother (Grandma June's mom). Mae is a name that my Mom had on her list for me when I was born. I love the way it's spelled, it's very old-fashion. We just love it. My Grandma would love Hadley so much and is for sure smiling down on us from heaven.
Before she arrived, Kevin would say Hadley out loud when it was just the two of us around. Some days it gave me the chills hearing her name out loud. And now our Hadley girl is here. In the flesh, the name fits her like a dream and every time I say it or hear it, I know we picked right. It will grow with her well.