Confused yet? It's Wednesday, her name is Wednesday. ♥
Since no decision of ours is made lightly, I'll give you a bit of history. Brandon and I have a unique kinship to the band QUEEN, more specifically Freddie, that dates back to the night we met and a t-shirt that I didn't buy at Hot Topic. So, we've always talked about naming a child Freddie or the like. Well, when we found out it was a girl [yay!] we thought about Winnifred and calling her Freddie. Alas, I could not let go of Wednesday, a name that I've loved since I first saw the Addams Family years ago. It's just so unique!
There is a precedent, calendar names have been used for hundreds of years ... surely you know an April, May, June, Autumn, Summer, or maybe one of each! Other popular calendar names are currently gaining popularity such as Sunday and Winter, so I'm not reaching too far. As we mulled it over, we kept going back and forth between Winnifred and Wednesday, it occurred to me that they both would use Winnie as a nickname, one that I think is precious and would work if you're 8 or 80. [and explains Winifred Sanderson's appearance in the picture line-up.] After doing a bit of research, it turns out that Wednesday is a Germanic translation of a Latin word from the 2nd century meaning "day of Mercury." Oh, like Freddie Mercury! Beyond that, Mercury is the ruling planet of Geminis; the sign of which she and I are both ascribed, astrologically. As for the old man pictured above, Wednesday is considered Odin's Day. Odin is a Norse god, who represents victory and death, but also magic, shamanism, poetry and wisdom.
Our only rules for naming were that we didn't want anything made up, we wanted a bit of history to the name [or word], and we wanted it to be unique. Well ... jackpot, right? If you don't like it ... you'll be in the company of 67% of people we've told, including our family. However, I promise it will grow on you. Spoiler alert ... her name is crazy long and involves two middle names that we'll announce later. Gotta save something for her birthday, right?