I have had so many people question our decision to name her Zoe. Well thats her name. She personifies it, at least to me. It means life.
We had a list of names when she was born and immediately when she was born I 'knew' her name was Zoe. In fact I said it while they were working on her. 'Her name is Zoe'.
After that I questioned it. A lot. I went back and forth a lot. We had a terrible time coming up with a middle name (Madeline).
Her name is Zoe because she had difficulties at first and we wanted an inspiring name. Zoe fit. Life. She is full of it now. My Zoe full of life, full of love.
We know it is an unusual name. She is unique too. It would not have fit very well to have one daughter named Skylar and another named Mary or something...Zoe and Skylar work.
I could not imagine any other name for her now. Zoe, one O, no I, no umlaut, just Zoe, unlike the Salinger novel, and yes I know that character was male.