As alot of you know, we had a bit of trouble settling on our daughter's name!!! Initially she was a Bella. When I was pregnant with H-Man, we decided if he was a girl, his name would be Bella. So when we started paperwork for our third child... she was going to be Bella (yes... we're a bit lazy) Anyhoo, somtime in 2007, I was doing Creche at Church - and had 3 Bella's in there!!! (2 were Isabella's and one had the middle name Bella, and it appears it's now her nickname!) Everywhere I went there were Isabellas. Now don't get me wrong - I LOVE the name ~ we must be partial, to popular names, H-Man has a popular name, so his name is always either followed by our surname or S, due to the fact there's always at least one other wherever he goes... he hates it!!! So, I convinced Mr T, that we should look at other names. She was Ruby Li for about 6 weeks... til hubs decided he wasn't good with that.
One night at a BBQ at a friend's place, we were discussing names, and she had a long list of names. (literally, a list!) Apparently, Mr T looked over my shoulder and glanced through the list and saw Tari. He whispered in my ear, "I like Tari". I said "Yeah, thats nice"... but didn't really think too much more about it.
At the Hotel we stay at in Bali, their "Spa / Treatment" Area is called "Tari Spa". Tari in Balinese means dance. I searched the baby name sites, and also found it is a Hebrew name, meaning "fresh". I told Mr T, he said "That's her name, then. She's having a "fresh" start with us!". I liked it. Later, I put Tari into a Chinese Translation site - it came up that it is a phrase. The words Ta and Ri together mean "Another Day". That just sealed the deal for me! I think its perfect. She was born on Another Day, in Another Place... but very soon we'll be a family.
Mei means Charming, Attractive, Flatter... I'm pretty bias... but gosh, she is so darn beautiful!
I thought I'd better start using her Psuedo on my blog - I'm paranoid about googlers!!! I've decided to change her Psuedo too!!! From Mini - to TINY!! :)
**EDIT: Sorry!! Didn't tell you how to pronounce it!!! Tari is pronounced ~ Tah-ree; And Mei is pronounced May**