November of 2019, I was a seven-month pregnant mom running a business and preparing for birth.

Me and my husband were thinking of what to name our soon-to-be-born daughter.

We would like to keep the letter “C” as an initial to be patterned with our firstborn.

There were several contenders – but only two stood out.

Ceana and Carilee.

We Googled the word “Ceana” and liked the meaning “God is gracious”.

We also liked the fact that it’s a contraction of “Oceana”, as I love the oceans and beaches.

However, my mom suggested a different name.

“Carilee Amity” was what she suggested. She said that it was a combination of me and my husband’s name.

We liked the sound of it, that we changed it the last minute.

A year later, I was in the similar place. I was looking for another name.

This time, it was a name for the rebranding of my NetSuite Consulting firm.

I spent weeks, months to find that one name.

Google, Godaddy and NameCheap became my best friends for two months.

I didn’t know that it was that hard!

All along, I was clueless it was right there in front of me.

“Ceana Technology”, I thought.

I kept repeating and it resonated well with me.

Ceana – which was the supposed name for our daughter.

Little did we know that it was meant to be a name of our other child, our company.

If you’re in a similar situation right now where you’re looking for a name – be it for your child or your company, feel free to message me. I will share some tips with you.

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