If you've known us for any amount of time, you know we don't tell the name until the baby is born. The reasons we did this, well for surprise, but also to reduce outside influence. With Ruth, we felt with her struggles before she is even born, and the number of people praying for her, we needed to share her name a little early. So, surprise!
We've always chosen a middle name for our girls that begins with "A", but also has some family history. Alexander was a little boy my grandmother lost because he was born slightly premature. With today's medicine, he would have survived. We felt it was an appropriate name for our little Ruth.