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  1. Sana
    October 11, 2015

    I love the linkage of both families in a name! It’s beautiful and so is Annalynn 🙂

  2. Jess
    October 11, 2015

    I think it is a stunning name! We told people our new before they were born and people can be awful! We ignored negativity and named them that anyway but you never forget. Summer we didn’t name for a few days after but I always knew she was Summer it was just convincing my husband.
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  3. Kate @KateMovingForward
    October 11, 2015

    I love reading how people decide on a baby name! Beautiful choice and it seems to suit here well!
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  4. Sarah @ Seriously Lovely
    October 11, 2015

    Annalynn is a lovely name and I think it’s wonderful how much meaning there is to both her first and middle names!
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  5. polly
    October 11, 2015

    it’s such a pretty name. and i love all letter n’s too. so so lovely!!! Congrats guys! such a sweet family. XOXO

  6. Katie @ Live Half Full
    October 11, 2015

    I love how you linked both families to the name! We are doing the same thing- but you’re right, people are BRUTAL with names! I have a super common last name so I wanted something unique, and let’s just say… we’ve had a few rude comments but I could care less! 🙂
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  7. Clara
    October 11, 2015

    Beautiful name! I’ve never heard the name Annalynn before. Olivia is one of my favorite girls’ names. And I like that the name links her to both her parents’ family!!! 🙂

  8. Michelle Brandon
    October 11, 2015

    Such a lovely story!

    • Rachel
      October 12, 2015

      Our daughter just turned 3 months old! Herfirst name is Anna and her middle name is Lynn. Needless to say, I love your name choice! I also love the double “n’s” ?? Hope you’re all doing well, the first 5-6 weeks is a learning curve for everyone, but after that it truly does get SO much easier ??? All the best!!!

  9. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood
    October 12, 2015

    We kept our son’s name a secret as well. But to be honest, we couldn’t decide until a week before he was born. I love that you paid homage to both families – we gave our son the same middle name as his paternal grandfather who passed 10 years ago and his first name is the middle name of both my husband and my brother.
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  10. Jamie
    October 12, 2015

    Love the name. I have heard it before a few times.

    My husband gets upset when he discovers another child with our kid’s names. They are Kinely and Tanner. Kinely is getting very popular, much to his displeasure and Tanner has been around a long time.

  11. Valerie @ Geaux Momma
    October 12, 2015

    Beautiful name and a great story!
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  12. heather
    October 12, 2015

    I love that name. I am going to be 100% honest I named my first son after Michael Jordan….My oldest sons name is Jordan Michael. I was young and not making great decisions at that time.

  13. Jenn
    October 12, 2015

    I love her name! My daughters name is Solin… pronounced SO-Lynn. We were going to name her after my cousin in France Solenne. But Solin fit her perfectly!
    Naming a baby is hard by the way… Our daughter was nameless for over 24 hours.

  14. Pam
    October 12, 2015

    I love this story how you came up with her name, so special!!
    I chose our baby girl’s name before she was even conceived as well – I made a small vision board and wrote her name with a heart around it and characteristics.
    I was nervous to tell my husband but he liked it. We are sharing with a few close family members and that’s it until she arrives in January.
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  15. Katie
    October 12, 2015

    What a beautiful name! I love it!
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  16. Carol
    October 13, 2015

    This is a beautiful name . I loved it the day I read of your sweet daughter’s birth . Congratulations to Mom , Dad and baby Annalynn !

  17. Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue
    October 13, 2015

    Thinking about baby names is one of my favorite things about pregnancy. We decided on Baby #2’s name a while ago but I still find myself checking what’s new on Nameberry every now and then. Annalynn Olivia is a lovely and unique name. I love how it honors both sides of your family.
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  18. Diana
    October 13, 2015

    Thanks for sharing, her name is beautiful. I love that you waited until her birth to announce her name. I’m 15 weeks and my husband and I are planning to do the same. We want to meet the baby first before we make the name official, plus it adds another element of excitement for family and friends that already know the gender.

  19. Anna
    October 13, 2015

    I love how you linked her name to her grandmothers. I am the same way! My one grandmother’s middle name is Ann and the other grandmother’s middle name is Rose. So I became Anna Rose. I love my name because it is a bit unusual and I did not know many Annas as I was growing up.

  20. Stacey
    October 13, 2015

    I love the name. I’m surprised, though, that people are questioning how to pronounce it… seems pretty obvious 🙂 She is adorable, and I love the homage to her grandmas (and her mama!). Congratulations, again.
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  21. Sarah
    October 13, 2015

    Love the meaning and the uniqueness!

  22. Sheena @ Paws and Pavement
    October 13, 2015

    Thanks for sharing. My name is unique and I love not having to share it (with many) although there were 2 other Sheena’s in my high school. I always wished to have a name that could have a nickname. We always want something else I guess. Ha!

  23. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    October 14, 2015

    Such a pretty name! I love hearing how people choose baby names, and I especially love linking family names (if you are close to family). Hope everything is going well!
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  24. Brooke D
    October 18, 2015

    Our daughter’s name was Annaleigh, so I know where you’re coming from. Annalynn is beautiful!
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