We wanted a name with meaning, as well as one that was unique (and strong). [Kenginston Grace rules the world, And now presenting... Kensington Grace, And the winner is... Kensington Grace, Madame Secretary - Kensington Grace]
Many of you know, Chris & I love to travel... and Kensington Palace is one of our all time favorite places to visit when we're in the London area. We've been to the working palace about six times, and have taken Rhonda (Chris's sister), Frank and Irene, Fred, and Lowell & Renee to The Orangery, and 18th century restaurant connected to the palace, for afternoon tea and scones.
Also, the day that Chris and I were moving up north, Diana, Princess of Wales, passed away. We actually postponed our trip a day to watch the news to get the latest updates. Diana lived at Apartment 8 Kensington Palace from the time of her wedding on July 29, 1981 until her death on August 31, 1997. Diana was one of the first public figures (and the first member of the royal family) to publicly state that she was for equal rights for non-traditional families. [Chris wouldn't let me name her "Princess of Wales", so I settled for Kensington]
Grace, in Latin, means "favor from God", and that she is... one delivered on Christmas morning.