Josephine Rose Sock
Nickname: Josie, JoJo, Joey
Middle name from Bobby’s sister Jennifer. This was the easy part. We knew the middle name long before we even got pregnant.
Why Josephine? Why Rose?
When I first found out we were expecting I was in Michigan staying with my mom. Immediately after I took the first pregnancy test I said to myself “oh my gosh, what will we name her?”
I said her.
I felt it was a “her”.
I knew it was a “her”.
And I knew I loved the name Josephine.
But I feared my husband wouldn’t be so keen on the name so I waited a few days to tell him. I remember finally telling him but feared he wouldn’t agree. I specifically remember exactly where I was when I told him too. Peeing, of course. Duh, it was the first trimester-I lived on the toilet. Sorry, TMI, I know.
He did not immediately say “no”, but he was uneasy about it at first. He was used to the more traditional, common names.
I liked old fashioned, classic, beautiful names with meaning. I liked names that weren’t very common.
I wanted our baby to be the one and only in the classroom. Not the 4th Emma or the 3rd Isabella.
For months afterwards I would hear this name everywhere. In movies, in emails, in stories and blogs. Even on the floor I work on there is a Josephine and a Josie that are PCA’s. This still did not stop me from absolutely loving the name. So with much thought and anxiety about a name, Bobby and I have really both learned to love the name. No matter how many suggestions, we always end up right back at Josephine. He said he really liked the name Josie. And I love Josephine, Josie and Jojo.
So there you have it…she’s finally got a name.
Baby Girl Sock is officially Josephine Rose Sock.
The meaning of the name Josephine is: God Will Increase.
The origin of the name Josephine is French/Hebrew.