Birth announcement: Cara Maeve!

Molly’s consultation posted back in October, and yesterday their sixth little girl arrived! She’s been given the gorgeous name … Cara Maeve!

Molly writes,

Cara Maeve, born January 6, 2016 at 1404. 8 pounds 2 ounces … She came out and she just wasn’t a Quinn. Lol!!!

Isn’t that just the most amazing combo?? It’s another example (like Rosemary from last week) of parents saying they’re thinking about a certain style (in this case, a unisex surnamey first name, although Cara was also on their original list) but ending up with something different. When the name’s right, you gotta go with it! And Cara Maeve is all kinds of right. Consider that Cara means “friend” in Irish and “beloved” in Italian (and “friend” and “beloved” are so close in meaning), and Maeve, according to babynamesofireland.com (my go-to for Irish names and meanings), can mean “cause of great joy,” which is a Marian titleCausa Nostrae Laetitiae, Cause of Our Joy. So Cara Maeve is packed full with beautiful faith-y significance.

Congratulations to Molly and Brian and big sisters Reilly, Kaitlin, Anna, Maura, and Meagan, and happy birthday Baby Cara!!

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Cara Maeve

(There’s no announcement on Molly’s blog yet, but if you keep checking I bet there will be one soon! 😉 )

14 thoughts on “Birth announcement: Cara Maeve!

  1. Such a pretty name – love it! Congrats.

    No idea that Maeve means “cause of great joy.” But seeing Causa Nostrae Laetitiae made me think of the name Leticia, which I figured had to come from the word “joy” as well. Checked and yes. So could be a Marian “joy” name as well.

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    • Yes! Love it!

      I didn’t know that about Maeve either until looking it up yesterday, and I didn’t find the “cause of great joy” meaning on every site, but I’m ok going with babynamesofireland (they have Frank McCourt saying each name! That’s a decent credential right there!).

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