I just had my baby shower April 26 and one of the most creative gifts I got was from one of the older ladies at church. She had bought a pack of diapers, and instead of wrapping paper, had taped $1 and $5 bills to one side of the package! It ended up being $44 of money and a 44 pack of diapers. Since that’s on the expensive side, it might be good for a close friend or family member.
I also had a family friend who bought a wooden box and decorated it and then put a bunch of bath stuff inside it. There was shampoo, body wash, baby oil, diaper rash cream, and baby lotion. The box is a good way for me to keep all of her bath stuff together.
@lcd1912: Thank you! I get so many compliments on the name, but people have a hard time pronouncing it because they have never heard it before. When I told my grandma the name, I said it was like No-Emmy.
@lovenames: I think if people saw it written down, they would get it. Most people usually do. At my baby shower, I had two people who addressed their gifts to “Naomi”. The name was spelled out on the invitation! I will make sure I correct people who say Naomi instead of Noemi.
I agree that I like Samuel best with the other names.
For boys, I like Emmett James, then Beckett James. For girls, I like Kali Elizabeth, then Harper Rose.
TheWishingStar, Thanks for your advice. Thinking about it, I guess the problem is that Noemi has so many different pronunciations because it is used in multiple languages. It also has a lot of different spellings depending on the language it is being used in. The Spanish Bible has the spelling of Noemi, and it is also the spelling that makes the most sense. Also, I was planning on using Emi as a nickname, and I agree that it might help people with the pronunciation. I feel like people will give her a nickname anyways, so it might as well be one I choose.
This is my first child, so its my first time going through the whole naming process. I’m just glad my fiance and I were able to agree on a name so quickly and did not have any arguments about it. Everyone who I tell her name to says how pretty it is. I guess it just takes time to pronounce it right.
Thanks for all the responses. I think I just confused everyone with the way I wrote out the pronunciation. I didn’t mean for the second syllable to be stressed, but to show that No-eh-mi is different than No-ay-mi. I met a girl at one of the schools I worked in who had this name, but spelled Nohemy, and it was pronounced No-eh-mi. Noemi is the Spanish translation of Naomi, which is a name in the Bible. It means “beautiful”. I think it will get easier once people see her name written down and hear it being used.
Phoenix, Thank you for sharing your experience! Her middle name is the Nahuatl (Aztec) word for flower, which is Xochitl. My fiance is Aztec, so his family can pronounce it, but my family is White, so they will have a hard time with it. I’m not sure the best way to spell out the pronunciation, but it is sort of like Sho-Chee-Cl. Altogether, her name means “beautiful flower”.
Anabel, Sorry it’s my fault for putting emphasis on the second syllable. We do pronounce it with the last syllable emphasized.
Kimiha, The name Noemi is used in a lot of languages because it’s from the Bible. I had an aunt named Naomi and I always liked her name, but Noemi sounds prettier and has a better Spanish pronunciation.
TwoSapphires, My fiance wanted the middle name (Xochitl) as her first name, but I talked him out of that because I knew not many people in America would be pronouncing it right.
I have worked with a lot of children on the Autism spectrum. Each one is so different. Some children do not talk at all, many have speech delays, and some speak perfectly fine. I think you are doing the right thing by having him tested at an early age, because the sooner you find out what is going on, the sooner you can get him the help he needs. I think most people do not know how to react so they try to act like nothing is wrong. My nephew has autism, and when I first met him 3 years ago, he didn’t talk at all, he would just scream. He has been getting early intervention services (called Birth to Three here), and since starting preschool he has been trying to talk a lot more. He talks to himself in a language no one can understand, but he can also say other things when prompted. Seeing as your son is going to be getting speech therapy, he may be caught up with his peers by the time he starts school! My advice is to be patient because it can be frustrating at times when you don’t know what to do when he is having a meltdown or if you don’t know what he wants. If he does end up having autism, learn as much as you can about it and get to know what your son likes and doesn’t like. Remember that each child with autism is different, so don’t base your decisions off of your nephews because that may not work for your son.
My brother is named Jesse, and people always spell it either Jessie or Jessy on Christmas cards. I guess they don’t realize that’s the girl spelling. I prefer Jesse as a boy’s name and Jessica for a girl’s name. I don’t like when people named Jessica go by Jess, because that’s what we call my brother. If you use it, don’t use the middle name James. My cousin’s son is named Jesse James. He is now 3 1/2 years old.
The schools have spring break next week, which means I won’t have to work. I have a lot of cleaning to do to get ready for baby…I only have till the end of May. Luckily, next week is also the last week of my college class and I will be done with my Bachelor’s Degree!
Twin boys at an elementary school (6th graders) named Jeremy and Jeremiah.
I will be taking care of our new baby this summer, so I can’t go too far away. We will probably go to the beach a few times since my Godparents live close by the beach. Does anyone know how old a baby has to be before you can bring them into the water? Both pool water and ocean water? I asked my mom but she has no idea.
My favorites are Mirabelle and Rosalie for girls, and Christian and Giovanni for boys.
I like Aurelia and Julian
From the girls names, I like: Brielle, Noelle, Alexandra, and Emilia.
Of the boys names, I like Benson and Jonathan.
How do you pronounce Asa?
That is interesting to hear. I live in a diverse community, so I have met girls named Jasmine who were all different nationalities. There are two Jasmine’s who go to my church who are both in their 20′s; one is from Ghana and the other is Hispanic. Working in the schools I have also met a blonde haired, blue eyed girl named Jasmine and dark haired, brown or green eyed Jasmines. I can picture any type of girl with this name.
My daughter’s name will be Noemi, so possible nicknames for her are Emmy and Mimi.
My name is Jennifer or Jen/Jenni. My brothers are Jesse nn Jes/Jessman and Vinny nn Vin/Vinster.
Nickname rules are kind of different in Mexico, and they don’t always have to do with the person’s name.
My fiancé is Victor, but at work they call him Chivo (goat) because of his beard. His sister is named Isabel, and her nickname is Chavela. Her husband is Antonio, but his nickname is Chino because he looks Chinese. I also have a next door neighbor with the nickname Chino whos real name is Miguel.
My nieces and nephews are: Guadaupe nn Lupe, Anthony nn Tony, Daniel nn Dany/Gordo (fat/chubby)
My grandma pronounced my uncle’s name Sam-you-ull. I have also heard it pronounced Sam-you-ell. I would pronounce it one of those two ways in English. We only ever called my uncle Sam, never Samuel.
I was 12 and in middle school. My first “job” was when I was around 16 and I was in high school. I helped a boy with his homework after school. My first real job was a math/statistics tutor at my college when I was around 19. Now, I am a substitute teacher’s assistant for the public schools.
Yesterday I was working at the middle school, so I wore black dress maternity pants (the only pants that fit me), a white tank top, and a pink flowy three-quarter’s length shirt on top.
Today its grey maternity jeans, a blue T-shirt that surprisingly still fits, and a white sweater (one of those half-sweaters that only goes half way down the torso) that I can’t button anymore.
I would also be uncomfortable with that change. I live near Hartford, CT so my town is very diverse. When I went to Pennsylvania with my grandma for 2 weeks to visit her family, there were nothing but white people there as well. It was weird for me to walk around at stores and go to church and not see any diversity. It makes me wonder what would happen when I bring my half Mexican daughter to Pennsylvania to visit family. People would probably stare at us, but here in Connecticut it is no big deal.