Monday, July 9, 2012

Miss Halston Adelaide

The Story of Her Name ~
Aaron met a lady named Halston at work after Molly was born but before we were expecting.  We had  other girl names we liked up until he told me this name, but Halston immediately became our favorite.  The day we found out we were having a girl, we were thrilled to be able to use her name.  Aaron said, "We have our Halston!"

We love her name because...
*It is unusual and unique.  I have never met or heard of a Halston, other than the gal that Aaron met.
*It is not trendy.
*It starts with "Ha" and so does Hayley.
*It ends with "on" and so does Aaron.
*Both of our daughters' names have the same amount of syllables.
*It has assonance with Molly (the "o" sound in Molly and the "a" sound in Halston are the same).
*It has consonance with Molly (the "ll" in Molly and the "l" in Halston).  
                       Yes, I'm still an English teacher at heart.
*Halston begins with an "H" and so does Hayley.
*Adelaide begins with an "A" and so does Aaron.
*My grandpa's first and middle initials are also "H.A."
*It doesn't shorten to a nickname and neither does Molly.
*I do not know or have ever met an Adelaide, either.
Middle names are super fun.  It is fun to come up with a companion name that can add a little surprise.  I knew that I wanted something with 3 or 4 syllables, preferably begin with a vowel, and something a bit more traditional, but not overused or trendy.  Once again, we were perusing baby name books on a date night at Barnes and Noble, and Aaron said, "What about Adelaide?"  I love it.  It fits all my criteria.  He loves it, and it stuck.

Halston Adelaide Abbott
We made a wish, and you came true.
We love you, darling girl!


  1. We love her name (we love original names, as well!) and we love her. Hopefully, she's not 5 by the time we get to meet her!

  2. A beautiful name for a beautiful baby girl!!!!! I love you Halston!!!!! Nana