Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Miss Molly

The Story of Her Name ~

I have loved the name Molly for years and years - since 1996 to be more precise. The same year that Aaron and I started dating.

Back when I was playing soccer for Tabor, my assistant coach's wife had a baby girl. They named her Molly. I absolutely loved the name instantly. Thankfully, Aaron loves the name as much as I do. For 12 years, Aaron and I held our breath every time a family member or close friend had a baby, hoping they wouldn't have a girl named Molly. And, out of the one thousand plus students I have taught, I never had a Molly.

Aaron knew someone named Carrington at work (back in Arizona), and liked her name, but for some reason I never wrote it on our list of future baby names that we've had going since our wedding (or perhaps engagement). Then in January or February I came across it in a baby name book. I showed it to Aaron, he reminded me how he'd mentioned way back that he liked that name, and we pretty much decided it was her middle name then and there.

Molly Carrington Abbott
She melts my heart every moment of every day.


  1. I knew there had to be a story . . . that is so sweet that none of your close family/friends didn't use that name and that you didn't have a student. . . . that's amazing! It's a beautiful name.

  2. a d o r a b l e. I love Molly too. I think it's a perfect little name for a perfect little girl.