I followed TwoSapphires’ example, with my maiden name as my second middle name. On some documents they have actually pushed my middle name, Marie into my maiden name and made it one name, which looks funny. Overall, I am glad I did it that way, as it has made the transition easier…things like a credit card I still have in that name, my teaching license, college degree, insurance info, cashing checks, are less of a hassle when I can still show that my maiden name is part of my legal name. I don’t ever hyphenate or use my maiden name as a last name, though. I have also found that most places don’t let you use 2 middle initials, so on some very official things I am HMB and others HKB, and I just hope that never causes a problem.
I like the tradition of having one new name together, and don’t have any trouble with the idea of joining my DH’s family, but it is definitely just a tradition so I don’t think there is anything wrong with doing things differently if you want to.
I like that name too! I do find Stella Luna a little hard to say, same with Stella Noelle. My favorites of those middle names are Kathryn, Claire, Camille, Kate, and Caroline.
Also, I think Will, Alex, and Isaac sounds better than Will, Alex, and Elijah.
Itzi is a Jewish nickname.
We had eggs, turkey sausage, hash browns, and orange cinnamon rolls. Yum!
I have already seen “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Love Actually,” “The 12 Dates of Christmas,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (my first time too!), listened in while Matt watched National Lampoon, and tonight we watched 2 Christmas episodes of The Office. I was planning to sit down with White Christmas today while Matt was at work, but that didn’t end up happening, so maybe tomorrow.
Eliyahu versus Yitzchak…I definitely prefer the Elijah character to Isaac, I think I like the sound better, and I also like the meaning of Elijah more than Isaac. The only thing I would like Isaac for more is that it’s not nearly as common as Elijah has become. If you have an Isaac, though, can I call him Itzi? I think it’s a pretty fun nickname.
I like Lavinia Estelle the best! I’ve only heard that name in a book, but I think it’s lovely.
When we went to Texas with the girls last summer, we borrowed a DVD player, which was just a huge blessing, and I would not have wanted to try without it. Had lots of snacks available. I kept a bag up front with things they could switch out, so the clutter was somewhat controlled: coloring things, those little books that they color by filling the pens with water, so it can be reused, regular books, little toys, 1 stuffed animal and blanket per, CDs. You might try having a little schedule of activities planned to give them something to look forward to/mark time with, and help break up the time so it doesn’t seem interminable: movie time, song time, book time, coloring time, read aloud time, nap time, snack time, lunch time, free play time, potty break/wiggle time, car game time (I bet they could do I Spy, My Father Owns a Store, Guess Who, count the (insert color) cars and things like that). You might try pumping them up with things like, “Now that you’re almost 5 years old, you’re big enough to learn some car games.” You could also start teaching them some map skills, talking about the states and cities you’ll be coming to next and making a big deal out of it when you cross a state line or the Mississippi River, etc. You could teach them a song like America the Beautiful, and then have them be on the lookout for mountains (such as you may find in that part of the country), plains, fields. You could try to think of family stories to tell them, especially about the family they will be visiting. I think it could be a great family bonding experience.
I much prefer Karina.
I don’t really like the sound of it; I find it a little hard to say, and I would be afraid people might call her “a vulva,” but maybe I’m just sick and twisted
What about Miranda Julienne? I really think it would be fine as a mn, since it’s not something that will come up every day for her.
I actually really like both, but I am also used to the name as a common Jewish name around the world. In Hebrew it is actually pronounced with a Tz sound at the beginning, and not just a Z, but you can do either. Tzippy is a nn. I would go for it if you like it.
I do love the sound and look of Sephora even more, though. It seems lovely and mysterious, and I don’t think it is necessarily off limits because of the store. Another option would be Sephira (suh FEER uh), which is related to the Hebrew word for telling/story, or in other contexts, to the jewel sapphire. If biblical stories are important to you, though, it is the name of a woman in the New Testament who was struck dead after lying to the early church leaders. That persons name is usually spelled Saphira and pronounced suh FIRE uh, though, but it is technically the same name. Pronounced the Hebrew way, though, people wouldn’t make that connection.
Yay, DH! now you have a whole year to plan for the 6th!
Madge. Blanche. Helga.
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I have a friend expecting a girl. They will name her Greylyn (maybe two n’s?) Piper. Nn suggested by an aunt is Greylie.
Would it have been addressed to him if you had entered a contest, though?
How fun! I would definitely call the company!!
You should ask your doctor if you can keep taking Met in pregnancy…my doctor took me off of it right away. I was very confused, because I had read online that it may help prevent miscarriage. I’m curious what other doctors would say.
I agree that if it’s really mostly Julie, it’s no big deal at all.
Julienna sounds pretty, and it quite unique!