My Jillian. Photo by Jeanne Sager
When we were debating "girl names," I could hear my friend Jill in the back of my mind. She always told me she hated her name. If she could go back and tell her parents how to do it over, she would ask to be a Jillian.
And there it was, the name of our new daughter. Not incredibly popular -- the Baby Name Finder ranks it number 175 in the U.S. -- it's feminine but strong.
Meaning "Jove's child," it's a feminine form of the boy's Julian, so if you get a surprise in the delivery room, it's easy to change over!
Do you know any Jillians?