Mari: a wished-for child. This is our chosen name for our little girl. We love its meaning, beauty, and simplicity. We also love that it starts and ends as her Indian name Mahathi does, so the transition is easy.
Elizabeth: God's promise. All our children have family names as their middle names. Elizabeth is found on both sides of our family, and we are particularly honoring Roger's dear great aunt, Leanna Elizabeth (Aunt Nan).