I've loved the name Elise ever since I first met our dear friend, Elise Peter (who wasn't quite a Peter yet). And over the past 4.5 years since Kit and I first started dating and talking about baby names (yes, we did talk about them when we were first dating), Elise has remained a top choice. That said, I realized yesterday at the hospital that I couldn't remember what it meant. I looked it up once and didn't remember it being something ridiculous...but you have to make sure of these things before naming your child officially.
Tonight I looked it up and fell more deeply in love with the name...
Elise (French): Consecrated to God.
How beautiful is that?