Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Waffling on the babe's name

Grrrr! Am I putting too much thought in to this? So, as I said in this previous post I still have reservations about the name Eloise for the baby. I really, really love the name. I just am not sure it's right for this babe. My new favorite name is Pearl. Of course, Eloise Pearl was my number one choice for her name, but now if it is switched to Pearl as the first name, I wouldn't know what to do about the middle name. Oh, and I do still like Beatrice, but I think it's moved to third place. Or maybe not. Who knows!

Not that this really matters, but every person I've told about the name Eloise very much likes it. What if I switched it to Pearl and all those people then thought "hmmmm, what happened to the better name?" I get the same reaction to it that I get when I tell people Iris's name. They just say something "oh, that's so lovely!" and light up. Really, it doesn't matter. But in reality, it's such a nice reaction to get from people. How nice will it be for these girls to grow up and have names that get such warm responses to their names?

I am thinking of just waiting until I meet her to decide on the final name-- Eloise or Pearl-- but on the other hand, I think it would be SO beneficial to know her name before her birth. I want to start talking to Iris about her name. I would love to incorporate an actual name in to my hypnosis practice and when I am in labor. Okay, I know, trivial reasons, right? But right now, it's all I can think about. Pearl! Eloise! Eloise! Pearl! Arrrrggghhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe I need to start meditating on it for a few nights to see what comes to me.

1 comment:

  1. I love the name Eloise AND Pearl! They were on our list, but we have all boys. I liked Eloise because my husband's family is of French descent. Both are really fabulous names.

    With our last baby, we were undecided between two names & we officially chose from those two names immediately after he was born. You will probably end up with one name that you REALLY like more than the other (that's the one we went with!) and it is the perfect fit.

    Names are so fun!

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