jenni_lynn91Participant1 month ago
I don’t remember her ever getting bad reactions from her name. Everyone was able to pronounce it. I haven’t seen her since 9th grade when she moved to Texas.
jenni_lynn91Participant1 month ago
I think it’s a beautiful name. I had a friend in elementary school with this name.
I have been busy this summer taking care of Noemi. She is two months old now! I have mostly been staying home with her, but sometimes we bring her to my sister-in-law’s house to see her cousins. Her youngest son is 4 days older than Noemi! I’ve also had people coming to my house to visit her. She’s not feeling too well right now because she got her shots yesterday.
This was really hard for me, especially the boy names because I don’t like many boy names. I’m also not that good at matching first names with middle names.
Noemi Xochitl (my daughter)
Cenon Luis (what we would have named Noemi if she was a boy)
I was at a children’s book store the other day and a little girl was having a “Frozen” themed party. When I got there, they were playing a game. An adult was dressed in a blue dress and had her hair braided like Queen Elsa. She had a “snowball” (small white ball) and had the kids sit in a circle with the birthday girl in the middle. The birthday girl closed her eyes and “Elsa” gave one of them the snowball. The girl had to guess who had the snowball, and then that person went in the middle. The kids were anywhere from 3-5 years old. The birthday girl had a tiara on.
My last name is Brown too! My daughter’s name is Noemi, but she has my fiance’s last name. Some other names on our girl list were:
jenni_lynn91Participant1 month, 4 weeks ago
I was actually at the grocery store yesterday and I bought bottles with my name (Jennifer), my brother’s name (Jesse), and one that said Vic for my fiance, Victor. It was the closest they had even though he never goes by Vic. I wonder where they came up with the list of names. My other brother’s name (Vinny) doesn’t have a bottle. I knew there wouldn’t be one with my daughter’s name.
jenni_lynn91Participant2 months, 1 week ago
About every other day.
We both do, but him more often.
This was hard for me because I don’t like many boy names! I just looked at a list of names for each letter and picked the name that was the least bad.
Anaïs & Alejandro
Briana & Bryan
Cassandra & Carlos
Diana & David
Esperanza & Enrique
Fernanda & Frank
Gabriella & Giovanni
Hannah & Harvey
Ivana & Isaiah
Josephine & Javier
Kiana & Kevin
Leilani & Luis
Mariana & Miguel
Noemi (my daughter) & Nicholas
Olivia & Octavio
Priscila & Preston
Quinn & Quinton
Rosalie & Ricardo
Selena & Sean
Tatiana & Travis
Usana & Uriah
Valeria & Victor
Willow & Will
Ximena & Xavier
Yasmin & Yandel
Zinnia & Zenon (pronounced Say-NON)
I bought a Mexico soccer jersey type shirt for Noemi to give her daddy. I dropped my fiance off to go fishing today and Tuesday after work we will go out to eat. Its his first father’s day!
We are doing well, thanks for asking. I’m just tired all the time. I have finally gotten Noemi to sleep in her bassinet at night, but she still wakes up to eat every 3-4 hours and sometimes she won’t go back to sleep. I can’t believe she will be a month old on Thursday!
jenni_lynn91Participant3 months ago
Inga, congratulations on your little girl as well!
jenni_lynn91Participant3 months, 2 weeks ago
@twosapphires: What was the reason for people not liking Valerie and Susanna? I think both of those names are pretty.
@kimiha: I have met a few kids named Damien and I never think of the boy from the Omen. It is a perfectly acceptable name.
I only discussed the names I liked with my fiance, so I haven’t gotten any negative reactions from anyone about the names. Except for the fact that my family doesn’t like what we are giving my daughter for her middle name, which is Xochitl. My dad and 16 year old brother are especially against the name.
Our church had a Mother’s Day breakfast yesterday so I went with my mom and grandma to that. After church, the youth passed out carnations to all the mothers. (I got one too!) I bought my mom a card and my brothers and I signed it. I also bought her a picture frame that says “Grandkids keep us young at heart”, but I haven’t given it to her yet. I think I might wait until my daughter is born so I have a picture to put in it, and give it to her on her birthday in June.
It is also hard to buy presents for my mom because she has allergies so she doesn’t like flowers or anything scented (candles, soap, lotion) and she doesn’t wear jewelry.
My mother-in-law lives in Mexico, so I can only tell her Happy Mother’s Day over the phone.
The public schools in my town in Connecticut end June 17. My brother, who goes to a technical high school, doesn’t get out until June 23 because we had a lot of snow days.
* climbed a tree? – When I was maybe 12
* dyed your hair? – 2 years ago
* jumped in a puddle? – When I was really young, can’t remember
* ate Chinese food? – Last week
* baked bread? – Never
* went to a movie in a theater? – Couple weeks ago to watch Noah
* sang in the rain? – Can’t remember if I have or not
* watched a musical? – About a month ago (Frozen)
* swam in the ocean? – Last summer
@Momkey: Thank you for informing everyone!
My fiance is Mexican, so it is a holiday where he is from (the state of Puebla) and the whole state is closed down. No one works or goes to school, and the banks and everything are closed. I don’t know if that goes for the rest of Mexico, or just the state of Puebla. It is basically like the Patriot’s Day for Massachusetts remembering the battles that took place there. Has NOTHING to do with Independence Day, which is September 16th.
We went to his sister’s house that day and ate steak tacos. My fiance grilled steaks outside.
All of them are stupid. A lot of them are really messed up and should never be worn.
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.