Meet Emi – Marie – Baby Name Reveal

This year at 8:52am on June 2nd we welcomed our first child, a little girl to the world, weighing 8lbs 11ozs. Even though we didn’t have a strict birth plan, her birth couldn’t have been further from what I had expected. That’s a whole other story, that’ll I’ll probably never write… Thankfully there wasn’t too many complications along the way and she was born healthy and I healed surprisingly quickly.

So, without further ado, I’d love you all to meet Emi-Marie. – Emi for short.


Throughout my pregnancy we have switched the name we thought we would call her more times than I can even remember. One day we were sitting listening to Eminem’s song ‘River’, when Emi popped into my head. Both myself and Nathaniel, Emi’s dad, are huge Eminem fans – and funnily enough the night we conceived her we had been to see Eminem perform at Leeds Festival, so it worked perfectly for us. That was also the weekend we got engaged! Talk about a magical weekend.

Marie was originally set to be her middle name, but the day before registering her I decided to make it double barrel. Her second name is also double barrel and I think it sounds really sweet. The Aristocats is my favourite Disney movie and I always wanted a white cat to name after Marie, the kitten in the film. This was all before I though I could, or would, ever have children. When we found out Emi was a girl I really wanted to incorporate Marie and I think Emi-Marie is such a beautiful name (for an equally as beautiful little girl).


She is the sweetest and most pleasant little baby ever! Anyone who meets her has their heart melted in seconds. Half of the time she’s smiling the most gorgeous of smiles and the rest of the time she is talking (shouting) her head off. She’s very chatty, what she says aren’t words yet, but it’s very close and you can see how hard she is trying.

Her first couple of weeks were a difficult adjustment time, but we quickly managed to get her into a routine and she sleeps all night through now. We are grateful because she has been sleeping through since around 3 weeks old and she is rather heavy sleeper, which is great because we are hardly ever quiet in our house.


Emi-Marie has so many teddies, but one of her favourite is this Elephant my dad bought her from Knowsley Safari Park. The inside has a gentle rattle inside, which she prefers over the tinny sound some others make. One of her other favourites is muslins, she likes to have one to hold on to constantly. Once we noticed how often she was snuggling them we purchased her these special ones from Aden and Anais. I’m so glad we did, as they are much softer and longer lasting than any others she has. Plus the design on them is beautiful.

We couldn’t be happier with our sweet girl and can’t wait to see her personality grow even more than it already has.

Thank you guys for stopping by my blog today, it really does mean a lot. If you want to see and hear more from me, be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter.

Hannah xxx

Meet Emi - Marie



  1. Annine Lawler
    September 14, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    What a beautiful and positive way to describe your life changing event. Emi-Marie is certainly a fabulous name for such a fabulous little girl. I can’t wait to see more posts on yours and Nathanial’s baby daughter. All the best to the three of you and congratulations. Xxx

  2. September 14, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    Absolutely beautiful name! Enjoy every second as it goes by so quick

    Stacey xx

    • hannahslifediaries
      September 15, 2018 / 11:00 am

      Thanks Lauren. She’s the sweetest. You’re so kind. Xx

    • hannahslifediaries
      September 15, 2018 / 11:01 am

      Omg, they are so sweet. She loves them being squeezed – BONUS! Haha.

  3. September 15, 2018 / 10:57 am

    This post is amazing! What a beautiful name for a beautiful little girl!

    • hannahslifediaries
      September 15, 2018 / 10:59 am

      Thank you, Charlotte. Charlotte was actually one of my top choices for her originally!

  4. hannahslifediaries
    September 15, 2018 / 10:59 am

    Omg, they are so sweet. She loves them being squeezed – BONUS! Haha.

  5. September 15, 2018 / 11:10 am

    Hannah, your baby girl is absolutely beautiful! And what a lovely name 💕 congratulations beaut xxx

  6. September 15, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    Beautiful Story. Congratulations on your bundle of joy . Baby girls are fun . It’s like having a mini you around .

  7. September 15, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    This was such a lovely read!😍
    It’s just so funny how names come about and fit perfectly! It’s a lovely name and she’s absolutely gorgeous.

  8. September 16, 2018 / 7:29 am

    That’s a beautiful name for her! I love how personal it is to both of us! Wishing you the happiest of futures!

  9. Soffy
    September 16, 2018 / 9:34 am

    Such a lovely post! And what a wonderful and amazing meaning behind her name – so memorable. She’s so perfect xx

    Soffy //

  10. September 16, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    Awww! What a beautiful baby girl! I absolutely love the name Emi-Marie, it’s so pretty, unique and I love the story behind it. It sounds like the perfect choice for your daughter. I also love Eminem too! Thank you for sharing Hannah and glad you have such a happy & healthy baby <3 xx

    Bexa |

  11. September 16, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    OMG! She is so sweet! What a perfect name for a precious little darling! Congratulations!

    • hannahslifediaries
      September 17, 2018 / 12:49 pm

      Thankyou! She really is the sweetest! x

  12. September 17, 2018 / 10:01 am

    Been waiting aaaaaaaages for this post!! Love her name Hannah and I love how nobody else will have it – makes it extra special I think!
    Gorgeous name for a gorgeous girl

    Liv x

    • hannahslifediaries
      September 17, 2018 / 10:33 am

      Haha, I know! I’ve had it in my drafts for so long!! Honestly, world’s greatest blogger here. Thank you so much for reading and commenting Liv. X

  13. September 17, 2018 / 10:14 am

    She’s so gorgeous. I’m not a mother but I know that it can be some times difficult after taking care of my younger brother. You’re doing amazing and how wonderful it is that she sleeps through the night, that’s what most parents cry for when they’re up at night with them. This is such a beautiful story! Congratulations on the engagement aswell.

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