Saturday, May 31, 2008

Baby, Baby...What's In A Name?



I'm about 17 weeks pregnant now.  The reality of pregnancy is finally hitting.  I'm so totally pregnant.  Really, it's true.  I have to remind myself.  It's awesome.  I love it.  I have been waiting for over a year for this (longer if you count my entire life of wanting to grow up to be a Mommy).  Thank you Lord!  Hallelujah!

I think naming this child will be my most difficult endeavor leading up to its birth (praying that physically and health wise, all things go smoothly for me and the babes.).  I was a teacher and have heard every name in the book.  That's not so bad, but with every name in the book comes a sweet little face.  Or a tough little face.  Or a messy little face.  Or a naughty little face.  Oh the faces that I visualize with each and every name.  And also, let's not forget this whole idea of giving our children names that have significant meanings.  My name, Holly, means...shrub or bush...is that significant enough?  I think it's all in the spunk in a name.  The personality of the one owning the name.  The name we choose is going to carry our wee one through its entire life.  Every person talking to our babes will address it by this name...the name we choose...kids, adults, teachers, friends, potential wife or husband.  It will be spoken aloud at their wedding.  Some kids may poke fun at it or associate certain things to our child with this name. It can't be too stuffy or too childish, and I want it to have potential for great nicknames.  My goodness.  So many things to think about.  This is serious business, this baby naming business.  Hmmm...

So, the adventure to naming this wee one begins...I only have so much time.  I only have so much pressure I can put on the hubbs to make sure that any name lists we make are topped with my #1 choice time to brainstorm with the hubby on names.  :)

Here we go...
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