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Daisy Verlaine McGinley

Lily & Sean are happy to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter Daisy Verlaine McGinley. She was born at 2:20pm on Friday, May 28th, weight 7lb 7oz and 21 inches. Lily is doing well & over the moon to have her family complete at last! Pictures to come!





Daisy Verlaine McGinley

My grandmother's name was Marguerite, which is French for Daisy. My mother's name, Dove, began with D and in the Jewish tradition of her family you name your child "after" a deceased loved one by giving them a name starting with the same letter, but not the same name). Not only is it a flower, just as my name, Lily, is also a flower, but it is the birth-flower for the month of April, when my mother's birthday falls.

Verlaine is a derivation of the name Vera, which means "faith", something that was central to my mother's life & something that she instilled strongly in me.

It is also a nod to the singer Vera Lynn, whose most famous song "We'll Meet Again" was one my mother loved from her childhood. Whenever I hear it, I feel like the lyrics are something she would say to me now if she could.

We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when
But I'm sure we'll meet again some sunny day
Keep smiling through, just the way you used to do
Till the blue skies chase the dark clouds far away

Now, won't you please say "Hello" to the folks that I know
Tell 'em it won't be long
'cause they'd be happy to know that when you saw me go
I was singing this song

We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when
But I'm sure we'll meet again some sunny day
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