embraParticipant12 hours, 26 minutes ago
Props to all you moms out there making costumes! My son will probably be a tiger again last year as the costume still more or less fits. My daughter will be Elsa from Frozen, as she got that costume for her Frozen-themes bday party. These will absolutely be store-bought because if it can’t be made with masking tape and construction paper, a homemade costume isn’t going to happen in our house.
embraParticipant1 day, 4 hours ago
Coraline (although Cora as a stand-alone name would be at the top of my list)
Coraline makes me think of the creepy book by the same name. As a longer Cora variant I like Coralie better
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embraParticipant1 day, 14 hours ago
It’s pretty but a bit long. Also, I can’t help hearing “mealy” in it. I prefer the other Em variants – Emily, Emma, Emmaline.
embraParticipant2 days, 17 hours ago
Oatmeal with unsweetened cocoa, cherry preserves, almond extract, and a dash of salt. Coffee milk and apples.
embraParticipant3 days, 14 hours ago
I like both, but think Daniella is a bit fresher.
embraParticipant3 days, 17 hours ago
Not because it was an all time favorite or anything, but “FlashForward” was a clever and well executed show. It was set up really well to continue, and then got cancelled. I’d like to know what happened next in that world. Same thing with “The Nine Lives of Chloe King”. It was fun, ended on a cliff hanger, and then sort of vanished. A lot of other shows I enjoyed over the years like MASH, Friends, and Cheers, ran a really long time and had decent resolutions, so I don’t feel the same urge to revisit them.
embraParticipant4 days, 11 hours ago
Nice names! I think Mitchell and Leo at least don’t seem so far off from your naming taste. I like Yellowwatts idea of Nicholas (Nick) other names I think might go well are:
Nathaniel (Nate, Nat, or Thaniel)
Everett (Ev or Rhett)
The last two don’t really have good nns, but are classic and still have the tough-guy vibe your husband seems to favor.
embraParticipant6 days, 13 hours ago
I would vote for another S name too. If you are set on having an AJ, would you consider having those be his initials? Since you are favoring more unusual names as firsts maybe something like:
embraParticipant6 days, 15 hours ago
My son had to go to urgent care a few weeks back when he split his head open. The doc put it back together with fancy people-glue and also said that to limit obvious scars, be sure to use sunscreen and hats every time he goes outside for 6 months. Probably a good idea to to anyway, but particularly in those first 6 months so the new skin and the old skin don’t have such a striking contrast. I hope Gigi heals quickly! Parenting is not for the faint of heart, eh?
embraParticipant6 days, 17 hours ago
Both Lucia and Katarina are pretty with Rose. Which pronunciation were you thinking for Lucia? I like the 3 syllable options (Loo-CHEE-a or Loo-SEE-a) better than LOO-sha with Rose.
embraParticipant1 week ago
That’s cute! Here’s mine:
My daughter has a fever now and I was talking about her medicine. Apropos of nothing, my 2.5 year old son said, “put it in my armpit, not now, but later.” I was like, um, what? Then he said, “The other one. Not the one on the wall.” After some more questioning I finally figured out that he meant that I should take his temperature later with the thermometer, but should use the actual fever thermometer and not the thermostat on the wall, which we had once described as being “like a thermometer for the room”. I guess it’s a good thing we don’t take his temperature rectally. Things would have gotten confusing at best.
embraParticipant1 week ago
Stone by itself would probably be fine, but since Stone Mason is an actual thing, I think I’d give that a miss personally.
embraParticipant1 week, 1 day ago
I like Elise better than Sonya individually, but I think Sonya Rose sounds better as a combination since both Rose and Elise end in the same sound. If it were Rose Elisa or Elisa Rose or similar, I’d vote for that. I wouldn’t worry too much about Rose being super popular. I think people are interested enough in giving their kids unusual names that for all but the top few most popular names, you probably won’t even notice. Case in point, in my daughter’s kindergarten class of 24 kids, only one girl and one boy have names in the top 10 for their birth years. A total of 4 kids (including those 2) have names in the top 20. Rose is currently ranked 224 in the US.
I think it depends on the age of the kid. When they are little and all the kids are lumped into one class regardless of what they already know, I think homework doesn’t add much. For the kids who are already reading fluently, reviewing what an “A” looks like is a waste of time, and for the kids who don’t yet know what an A looks like, they probably need more help with the concept than they are getting at home anyway. When kids get to upper grades where they are more likely to be in classes with other kids who are ready to learn the same things as they are, I think homework is more sensible. Particularly in higher math classes, I think a fair amount of practice and repetition is in order to really drive the concepts home and evaluate what needs more work. Also, when kids get to the point that they are writing compositions and learning high school science and history, I think it is not reasonable to expect that they will learn all that needs to be learned during the school day.
No, you aren’t missing anything. I don’t tend to be wild about words-as-names in general unless they are already well-established as names (like Chelsea or Amber) so the first thing you think of when you are introduced isn’t something like “They named their kid after a piece of fruit?!!” With date-names that don’t match up with the birthday, it would also be kind of like naming a child “Rusty” when he has black hair. Whatever though. I know a blonde “Raven”. You get used to it.
Everyone has different preferences, and you and your daughter are the ones who will be closest to the name, so if you really love it and it doesn’t bother you that she may have to explain her name a fair amount, by all means, don’t let a bunch of strangers on the internet get in your way Besides, it isn’t as if you are planning to name her “spatula” or something. If you name your daughter September and she grows to be a lovely woman, I’m sure everyone around her will learn to think of September as a quirky and beautiful name. Maybe you will start a trend.
Curry grits topped with chopped grape tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro. Coffee milk & blackberries too, but not on the grits
embraParticipant1 week, 3 days ago
Both are pretty. I like Natalia in particular.
embraParticipant1 week, 3 days ago
I agree with the WishingStar for the most part. There seems to be no way to win with a lot of those names particularly when they are atypical to be used for names. I think May, Summer, Autumn, and probably April are used often enough as first names that people can hear them without immediately wondering whether the name had to do with the person’s birthday, but most of the others not so much. I wouldn’t worry so much about teasing in a mean way. I’d think it would be more that the child would constantly be having to explain the origin of her name, even from well-meaning people. I’d think that could get annoying after a while.
Someone on here w while back suggested that if you are considering a name and want to know what it would be like to have that name, try pretending the name is yours for a while. Give it out to strangers you meet and gauge their reaction. Then you can decide whether you want it for your child. Seems like good advice.
embraParticipant1 week, 5 days ago
She brought the stickers to the park after school the next day and saw one of her classmates there who she hadn’t played with before. She shared her stickers, and they played together until it was time to go home. Both she and my husband said the other little girl was very nice, and my daughter was practically glowing that night. Yay!!!