Names are important. Our new daughter already has a name. I am not allowed - due to country restrictions - to divulge her real name. She is almost 12 years old so her name is a part of her. I don't know if whoever named her put any effort into naming her. Was it given out of love? Was it just given in a similar fashion to "Jane Doe"? What I do know is that I want her to have a name picked out of love. A name picked just for HER. She will be losing much though when we adopt her. I struggle with taking her given name from her so we are keeping an open mind about it. What we have done is picked a name that just happens to resemble her current name. It is a bit more "American" but most important it was picked out of love just for her. Ariya Joy.
I am so anxious to meet her. I'm full of anxiety as well. I can't wait!