I wanted to write a little bit about our choice of name, because it's a decision we had to make at the last minute with no concrete basis. The two main names we considered were, along with two others that we didn't seriously consider at the end, "what if she's actually a boy" names. While both were strong contenders, the name we chose was the one that meant the most to us together.
Howell Davis, the baby's namesake, is one of elanya's favourite pirates, and she's somewhat of an authority on the matter. Hazel loves Wales, and I have several connections to the country. It's also where we met, and we lived there together for two years. Davis is my 'bachelor name' (I took Hazel's name when we got married) and I jumped at the chance to put it into my child's name in a coherent way.