Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What's in a name?

What's in a name?
 According to Romeo and Juliet a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet but when I hear that saying "What's in a name", I just want to scream from the top of my lungs, it means EVERYTHING!
Maybe that is why picking a name for Baby R has been umm shall we say a bit hard.

With Bailey we did not find out the sex, so it was somewhat easy, crazy as that sounds , we had our boy and girl names picked and we told noone. Which I think that was the diffrence, we really didn't give anyone a chance to agree or disagree with our choices, those were the two picked and that was that.

Although this is our 2nd child it feels so new, maybe it's because we decided to find out the sex of the baby and now the name we choose will be her name, the decor we pick will be her decor, the clothes we buy will be her outfits. For someone like me who at times can be a bit  lot indicisive I think not finding out and knowing I had the option of changing that neutral room (as poor bailey had) to somehing at a later date gave me some sort of peace.

However I do find an even greater peace when I  step back and I think of all the students I have encountered in my 7 years of teaching, not once have I said or thought "Wow that name really does not suit them", its been quite the opposite, no matter how "different" the name seems it always fits that child and I couldn't imagine their name as anything else.

In my heart I am pretty sure of the name for our little girl because no matter how beutiful the names I hear as suggestions sound, I always think back to that one specific name. However this is today and lord knows what I will think tomorrow ha!

Quick Baby R update: As of yesterday 6/18/2012
Pregnancy: 5 months 2 weeks and 4 days
Expected delivery date: October 11
Weight Gained: 15 pounds
Cravings: Everything salty and sour
Her heart rate:143
Moving: Yes all the time 24/7
Room Decor: PBK Elepephant Decor


Carrie said...

Name that baby whatever YOU like! Don't worry about what anyone else says. To each her own, after all! People ask me all the time what Whitt is short for and I have to say, "It's just Whitt." And then they look at me like I'm an alien, but you know what, we like it so I kinda think that's all that matters!

In hindsight, I can say that we might should have named him "Ham" because he is SUCH a sport and because he loves to suck on a piece of ham :) Ha!

Charley said...

Names are rough, I think especially for teachers because you see soooo many kids and their names each year. However, whatever you pick will be perfect because it is hers and she will be perfect--just keep it to yourself, it's easier that way. Sidenote--my Riley was nameless for three days and finally I gave up and let Daddy pick; Ansley has been named since I was 15!

Surrounded-By-Boys said...

Can't wait to hear the baby's name!!!

Jill said...

One word for you- STOP! Stop stressing, stop second and third guessing yourself and stop asking people what they think about the names. If you ask a hundred people what they think of a name, they will give you a thousand opinions. You, Jay and Bailey choose a name that you like to hear. Please all, please none. I'm sure whatever you guys pick will fit her just fine! We love you! -Jill

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