I posted a consultation for this beautiful family back in August, and they’ve let me know their little girl has arrived and been given the gorrrgeous name … Aur0r@ M3rcede$!
The mama writes,
“Wanted to let you know that we FINALLY got to meet our baby girl – she was 13 days overdue and 10 lbs, 14 oz!
We were still deliberating over names more than 24 hours after her birth. I think we had settled on Mercedes being her middle name in honor of the Year of Mercy, and were trying to decide between Rosalia, Leocadia and Seraphina for first names. Both Rosalia and Leocadia would have been Lea for short (we have a cow named Rosie and an Aunt Katie…) and as much as we loved Seraphina, she just didn’t look like it fit her somehow. Before the consultation posted, we’d been thinking Annora Mercedes, but over time, it just didn’t settle as THE name. And as my husband was heading home to help Grandma and Grandpa with our older children that second night in the hospital, he threw Aur0r@ M3rcede$ out there. We’d considered Aur0r@ for our two older girls as well, but I could never get past the mythological origins. Then I discovered you had done a name spotlight on Aur0r@ as was absolutely delighted to find a Marian connection!!!
So… on October 12th, after a lightning-fast induction, we welcomed Aur0r@ M3rcede$ (R0ry for short) to our family!“
What a great name!! I LOVE Aur0r@ nicked R0ry, and M3rcede$ for the Year of Mercy! 😍😍😍 And I love the name story! If you remember, these parents specifically wanted a “slightly unusual, slightly longer full names that trim down to an easy nickname” — they totally nailed it! And I’m so delighted the Marian connection to Aur0r@ was just the encouragement they needed!
Congratulations Mom and Dad and big sibs J@cks0n/Jack, El0d!e/Ellie, and Av!ana/Ava, and happy birthday Baby R0ry!!