Some of our friends keep asking why we named our baby that. Well, here’s the story:
Eli always wanted a girl and I think he pretty much thought of the name immediately when we found out I was pregnant. He was really decided on naming her Leila. I suggested Alexis, Sapphire, Isla and Tala though. Anyway, Leila is a combination of me and my fiance’s names “ELI” and “paoLA” while Alderaan, aside from being Princess Leia’s beautiful earth-like home planet in Star Wars (also the first planet victim of the Death Star) and a disused name of 2 pairs of stars in the Leo constellation, an asterism, in our known universe, is a homage to my middle name, Alde.
We’re thinking of nicknames still. Lei? Ra-an? Lala? L.A.? Any more suggestions? ;)