Miren Kjerstina Born January 27, 2011 5:30 p.m. 8 lbs 6 oz and 20.5 inches
Miren (Meer-in) is Basque and means "loved one" or "wished-for child." Since it's a variation of Mary, it's our way of honoring Robbie's paternal grandmother Mary and his maternal grandmother Marion. Kjerstina (Key-AIR-stina) is our way of honoring my mother. She hates her first name, but her middle name came from my Danish great great grandmother Rasmina Kjerstina.
One day, when Miren complains about her crazy name, all I have to say is: "It could have been worse - we could have gone with Rasmina."