Television presenter Erin Molan is one of those parents, and has shared the deeply personal meaning behind the name of her baby girl Eliza Emily.
In a touching tribute to her sister, The Footy Show host told The Sunday Telegraph that her big sister lost a little girl named Emily a few years ago, so the name was a beautiful way to honour her loss.
The first part of the name, Eliza, was what Molan’s mother had always wanted to call Erin and her sister – and had started calling Erin’s daughter even before she was born.
“Mum named her Eliza at the start when we fell pregnant,” Molan told the publication. “My mum loves the name Eliza… but dad didn’t want a bar of it.”