KBingParticipant2 months ago
I loooove this! Thank you so much for sharing!
I read an article just the other day about avoiding being in pictures with your children and cried my eyes out because of how guilty I am of stepping out of the frame. I also sent it to my mother because she does the same thing. This is a must read for us moms with self-image problems!
September 26…baby girl #2
Dipping sauce? TGIF Friday’s JD sauce
Dessert? Any kind of cheesecake
Drink? Tea (Adult – crown and diet Pepsi)
Food? Smoked steak and lobster
Soup? She crab soup
Exercise? Weight training (intervals a close second)
Shampoo? TRESemme Platinum Strength
Toothpaste? Crest 3D
Makeup? My good ‘ole eyeliner
Facial product? Tea tree oil mixed with coconut oil
Car? 57 Chevy Bel Air
Room in your house? My office
I’m pregnant with my second fall baby and I loathe being pregnant during the hot summer months. I would trade a maternity bathing suit for a nice maternity coat any day! I’m not one of those lucky “all belly” kinda girls…it’s more like all everywhere for me so coverage on my arms and legs would be a lovely change. Also, school supplies, school wardrobe, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas right in the midst of birthdays is a bit challenging financially – especially if you’ve just taken a summer family vacation. Besides, who can resist those teeny tiny bathing suits?! I’d love to be able to buy just one!
Just wanted to updated everyone with our final (for real this time!) selection. Hubby admitted he didn’t like Londyn but didn’t want to hurt my feelings because of grams. I want him to loooove the name we chose as much as I do so we started from scratch again and have finally decided on:
Yay! We love it and I’m satisfied with the way it sounds with our other names.
I grilled my parents about family names and who was named what and why and found out the history of Londyn in my family. It came about by combining the names Linda, Lonnie, and Lyndon. There’s a whole story that goes along with it but I will spare you the details. I was very fortunate to have this lady in my life! Come to find out though, my dad’s grandmother had a very unique name as well! She mostly went by Ollie but her full name was Jane Olivette! I loooove Olivette! I had never heard this name before! I think it’s such a pretty twist on the now popular Olivia/Olive! I guess I come from from a line of people who enjoy original names! Just thought I would share.
KBingParticipant2 months, 4 weeks ago
I’m so sorry for not getting back to you sooner. My hubby made me quit the “mommy forums” for a little while because I was getting so upset about how rude people are. Not to me directly – I just can’t tolerate unnecessary ugliness to anyone especially when they are looking for support. Not you ladies though! All of you are wonderful! Maybe it’s because there aren’t so many crazy preggo hormones flying around over here!
Anyhow believe it or not, Londyn is a family name. My great grandmother and an aunt on the other side both don the name. I have played around with the idea of the normal spelling London but I’d really like to keep it Londyn for my grams. We have also talked about different spellings for Marley – Marlee & Marlie – but growing up with a oddly spelled name myself – Kandice – I’m not too keen on putting my kids through the same thing.
I think where the problem comes in with me is when we chose our first daughter’s name (Autumn Lily), that was it. It just felt right. Same with Lincoln Brody. I adore that name and hope I will be able to use it one day. Something just seems off with Marley Londyn. The hubs loves it and I’m getting more attached to it as the days pass from referring to the incubating ninja in my belly as Marley but I’m just not sure I loooove it the way I do my other kids names. Also, do you think she would feel left out because my other two has (will have, maybe) “L” names? Or am I over thinking it?
I really like a lot of the names all of you have suggested although I’m not crazy about using super popular names. So names like Sophia and Olivia (although this was my first choice) are automatically out.
These are the suggestions I like:
Piper (we’ve tossed this name around a bit but I think it will be climbing the charts soon)
Charlotte (hubby wouldn’t go for this one)
Lucy (so classic how could you not like it and I’m a sucker for L names apparently)
Ivy (I like nature inspired names!)
Quinn (I’m kinda in love with this name right now)
Georgia (also a name we’ve tossed around but didn’t sound right with Londyn)
Willow (nature inspired!)
I’m also trying to stay away from commonly used middle names like Grace, Faith, Hope, Rose, etc.
KBingParticipant3 months ago
She has always gone by Lily. We had it picked out first and then found another name we liked. I just liked the “flow” of Autumn Lily as opposed to Lily Autumn. Whatever name you decide to go with, just start referring to him as that now. If you want everyone to call him Dash, then call him Dash (“Dash has been a little ninja today.” “We are painting Dash’s room today.”) Everyone will catch on regardless of what his full name is. We were struggling finding a name for this baby so I was calling her noodle (my little noddle)…everyone else has picked up on it even though we have finally decided on an actual name. Even when he starts school, the papers always ask if there is a nick name and believe me, he won’t have a problem correcting anyone. Little people are often very outspoken!
KBingParticipant3 months ago
I love the name Dashiell! How many syllables does your last name have? Only one and I would use Mark Dashiell. Anymore than that, you could use either one. As far as going by middle names, one of my sisters, my husband, and my daughter all go by their middle names and it has never been a that big of a deal. As for nick names, as I said, my daughter goes by her middle name, Lily. Our close family and friends have always called her Lilybug. Now, I just call her Bug. So nicknames can be personal or widely used, depending on how he’s introduced. If you’re really torn about the pronunciation of his name, maybe you could just change it to Dash altogether?
KBingParticipant3 months, 1 week ago
I loooove Jolie. I think it’s cute and feminine. My daughter had a Jolie in her class this past year (1st grade). She pronounces it with more of a Joel sound – as in Billy Joel. So it was more like joel-lee. Super cute in my opinion! I’ve been stuck on Jenji lately.