Monday, April 25, 2011

Name, Name, What's In A Name?

I've had several people ask me how to pronounce "Zara". Well, we're no experts but we've been saying it "ZAH-ra", with the "ah" sound as in "car". This isn't her real name, however, it's just the alias she was given by Reece's Rainbow. All the children on the RR website are given an alias to protect their identity. "Riley" was an alias as well, we just liked it so much we were going to keep it.

We do know Zara's birthname but we are not going to announce it until she is officially "ours". We are still undecided as to what name we are going to give her. I do like "Zara" a lot. In Arabic it means "radiance" and in Hebrew it means "flower" or "princess". However, we do like her birthname a lot too. So, until we have our court date and Zara is officially a StClair, we will keep calling her Zara here in cyberspace.

In other news, a REALLY fun package arrived at our house today: clothes for Zara from my dear friend Kristin! These are Zara's first clothes, ever. She has never had anything belong to her in her entire LIFE. I almost cried when I opened them, and of course I took pictures of every outfit!

Look at this adorable sweater dress! Now all she needs is some skinny jeans and boots and she'll be more stylish than her mommy :)

Love this hoodie!!

"Daddy's Little Girl"

Another hoodie!

"Mommy Loves Me A Bunch!"

Thank you Kristin!! :)


Milena said...

Zara is the same name as Sarah as far as I know, so I guess it is pronounced the same.

Adorable clothes!

Felicity said...

Every Zara I've ever heard of has been pronounced just like you showed. I like the name too.
Lovely clothes.

Stephanie @ Ralphcrew said...

What fun duds! Csn't wait to see her all dolled up. :)

Kristin said...

You're welcome! I can't wait to see new photos of Zara in her adorable outfits.

Also - I almost wondered if the sweater dress came in adult sizes ;)

Cara said...

Beautiful clothes for a beautiful girl! You don't know me, but my husband and I are VERY interested in a little boy in Zara's orphanage. We're praying for you and your dossier!