How did we come up with this name? Well, after hearing that we were having a boy (and shedding many tears because I wanted a girl), we had to come up with a name that we both loved and Josh really wanted a name that had meaning. There wasn't many names we could agree on but one of the first ones we did was Finn... But his name needed something more then Finn in case he becomes president one day, so we researched different versions of the name and came across Finley. Finley is a strong Irish name meaning : Anglicized form of Fionnlagh and Fionnla, compound names composed of the Gaelic elements fionn (white, fair) and laogh (warrior, calf): hence, "fair-haired warrior." We had found our first name, so we fist bump agreed. The middle name is a very important name to Josh and his family, it is his grandfather's name from his mother's side. I have heard many stories of his grandfathers kindness and knew that this namesake was the perfect fit for our little boy.
So there you have it, Finley Odell Cochran... or Finn... our sweet baby with a sweet name.