Page 1023 of 1484 FirstFirst ... 23523923973101310211022102310241025103310731123 ... LastLast
Results 30,661 to 30,690 of 44506

Thread: Secular Confessions

  1. #30661
    3andMe's Avatar
    3andMe is offline Every day is a gift. It's just... does it have to be a pair of socks? Hopelessly Devoted
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    21,490

    Default

    I removed the spoilers from the show in the above posts. Hope you guys don't mind.

    I tend to like non-traditional names, and I even like nature-based names like Summer and River and stuff (although they are awfully hippie-ish) but I can't say I am too fond of Vine. It would make me wonder if someone thought of it while on an ayahuasca ("the vine of souls") expedition in South America.


  2. #30662

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 3andMe View Post
    I removed the spoilers from the show in the above posts. Hope you guys don't mind.

    I tend to like non-traditional names, and I even like nature-based names like Summer and River and stuff (although they are awfully hippie-ish) but I can't say I am too fond of Vine. It would make me wonder if someone thought of it while on an ayahuasca ("the vine of souls") expedition in South America.
    Ha! And lol at "wine" too. Maybe it would be a good middle name instead. Vine came from this guy though, I'd never heard of ayahuasca.



    lost our bean to Triploidy Sep 2010

  3. #30663
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    14,672

    Default

    grandpas name is adolf. Let's just say he goes by Hap (short for Happy). he's in his 90's and was born in Germany so it wasn't like his parents were really mean.

    You are right though Chrissy. Names are very personal. You just like what you like....or hate certain ones because they remind you of someone you didn't like. I know some people were not loving our choices but they can just deal with it.

    I'm in a situation where i thought my chance to name might not be mine. Technically birth mom can name baby whatever she wants. Social worker said most often naming is done together. What we have decided is we are for sure using our first name choices and will be asking them if they want to give the middle name. Theodore will either be Theodore Wilson or Theodore Thomas if they don't want to give input on middle name. have not come up with one for Vanessa as we picked that after deciding to adopt and ask the birth parents if they want to do the middle name.

    Jennifer, 35, DH 36

  4. #30664
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    In front of my computer
    Posts
    29,722

    Default

    It was the fact that they were supremacists that really freaked me out Jennifer. A 90-year-old with the name Adolf isn't that unheard of.

    Mama to Bobbie 20 ~ Jesi 18 ~ Syd 14 ~ Conner 6
    I'm gonna be a Gramama! Jesi is due 11/22/13


  5. #30665
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    14,672

    Default

    Oh yeah I know. I was just thinking that even though it wasn't a bad name when it was given, grandpa never uses it now and hasn't most of his life. It would be an awfully crazy person to use the name today. it would be like naming your kid osama.

    Jennifer, 35, DH 36

  6. #30666
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    In a van, DOWN BY THE RIVER!
    Posts
    8,433

    Default

    Oops, sorry, y'all. I didn't realize anyone else was watching BSG! I'll say no more. Is anyone else watching Homeland. I miss the first few episodes, so I'm kinda just piecing together what I can, but I really like it so far. I've always liked Clare Danes since she was in My So Called Life and Romeo and Juliet (with Leo DiCaprio....the love of my life..hehehe).

    Molly, I'd use Vine as a middle name; it's a good name but I think lots of people would comment on it. Not that that should stop you using it, though! We didn't tell anyone Cash's name before he was born because we didn't want to deal with the whole name drama.

  7. #30667

    Default

    I wanted JoJo's middle name to Mirikitani. I was super pregnant and super hormonal I think when I watched "The Cats of Mirikitani" and was so overwhelmed with this guy's tenacity and strength, wiliness and creativity, everything! DH was not as impressed, so we went with Frances. I still kind of like the name, though. It would have been a cute first name - Miri for short. Maybe if I get another cat one day I will name it Mirikitani.

    "Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov


  8. #30668
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    6,883

    Default

    Just a quick post. Jennifer, I let my dogs spend as much time as they want with their rawhide, because they're sloooow eaters, and with their size, they'd have to eat a lot at a time to cause stomach problems, including impaction. If Poogie is making a lot of progress with her rawhide in one sitting, I'd restrict her, say to one hour. If she tears and swallows them, or otherwise chunks them, I wouldn't let her have them at all. Impaction = emergency vet & surgery.

  9. #30669

    Default

    Molly, if you like the name, Vine, and it has meaning to you, then go for it. It doesn't roll off the tongue for me the way other names do (I also said this to my friend who wanted to name her son Arlo), but there are a whole lotta names out there that probably sounded really awkward on their first bearers. I'm thinking about the very first Arthur and Alexis. Names have to come from somewhere. Over time, the names become natural and people will start to see Vine as this awesome, plucky little kid. The only thing I'd worry about is you or your child having to explain the name to people over and over and endure the occasional annoying reactions. I will say that having an unusual name can be a bit character building, plus help sort out the closed from the open minded people you meet fairly quickly.

  10. #30670
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    In my head
    Posts
    11,871

    Default

    Late to comment here, but L, I'm so glad to hear the melatonin is working.

    I'm not a huge fan of Vine as a first name. I tend to believe you should name your child what you want, but I do see a lot of names go past my desk and with preschoolers I'm pretty close to the trends in naming. One little girl recently had a pretty unusual name - people have heard it before out of Greek myth but it's not a name I've ever heard with a person before. Every time I have said the name - in conversation with our scheduler, etc. - someone nearby will ask "is she really named XXX?" Her brother's name is even more so a name I associate with one particular person in history, and have never met anyone else with that name, and it's a name that seems almost comical. I really do want to avoid that reaction for a child. But I'm not opposed to using an unusual/creative name. DH and I were talking about Vienna for a girl, actually. I'm curious how others react to that. I think it's pretty.

    Sorry, I totally digressed. Vine is a totally different situation. But still - I'm not sold. I think I either think of a grapevine (I heard it through the grapevine?) or the religious reference to Jesus as the vine. Either of which you probably don't want your son associated with.
    Me (39) DH (46) & furbabies * m/c 7/08 4/12 11/12

  11. #30671
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    In front of my computer
    Posts
    29,722

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gwenn View Post
    ...or the religious reference to Jesus as the vine. Either of which you probably don't want your son associated with.
    Talk about digression...this reminded me that I would totally name a boy Christian. I love the name, and it's very similar to mine. Maybe that's why it doesn't have a religious connotation to it for me though...I don't think of Christ when I write or say my name.

    Mama to Bobbie 20 ~ Jesi 18 ~ Syd 14 ~ Conner 6
    I'm gonna be a Gramama! Jesi is due 11/22/13


  12. #30672

    Default

    I know a UU whose kids are named Angela and Christian. The religious connotations of those names always struck me but I think they are good names. I'm not a big fan of Vine or any name that doubles as the name of a thing. I like traditional names. I think any name can be made fun of though so you can't be too careful. Some kids may run around calling my son Joshua Boshua one day and find it hilarious.

  13. #30673

    Default

    I actually really like a lot of greek mythology names! I have known quite a few girls especially with mythology names. Even Eurydice, which was always my favorite, but I would never name a girl that because people would pronounce it Yuree-Dice in my mind since that is what I see when it is spelled out. I also don't like the way Ky's name is spelled and I am kind of upset I was so out of it after he was born and DH changed the spelling. I initially just wanted it Cairo, but DH wanted it spelled with a "K" like his name. I would have gone for "Kairo" even though it reminds me of Karo corn syrup but the way it is spelled now Kyro, reminds me of Key-Ro and I have considered changing the spelling. Ky says he likes it the way it is spelled though and that people never misprounounce it so it is just something that bothers me sometimes. I love Elle's name. Most people don't like either one of my kids' names but I don't care LOL.

    But yeah, Eurydice and Persephone and Aristotle (one of the best looking guys I have ever known was named Aristotle) are some of my favorite greek names. I have also known an Eros and Icarus. I like the name Icarus but would never name someone that. It sounds like a cartoon name IMO. But I also knew a guy named Zany, which is much more cartoony than Icarus.

    I forgot to add Ariadne as another of my all time favorite greek names. I was sooooo going to name my daughter Ariadne when I was in 7th grade LOL! It didn't work out that way but I still love that name.

    Erin
    Last edited by Ky'sMom; 04-11-2012 at 07:05 PM.

  14. #30674
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    In my head
    Posts
    11,871

    Default

    Okay, all those names are very cool. Let me clarify that the name I was referring to has some rather negative connotations in Greek mythology - this is not a hero/heroine. So it's really an odd choice for a name.
    Me (39) DH (46) & furbabies * m/c 7/08 4/12 11/12

  15. #30675

    Default

    Oh I think I misused another phrase when I said "you can't be too careful"-what I meant was you *shouldn't* be too careful because you could pick the most innocuous name in the world and your kid could still be made fun of.

    I love unusual names like things from mythology but I wouldn't name my kid them.

    Erin, I like your kids' names. I like the unusual names for other kids, it's just not something I'd do myself.

    I'd say the most unusual name in our family was my mother's father who was named Varnum. My mom's brother is also named that but he uses his middle name, Stacey, which I guess is still unusual for a man, but I never thought much of it. The people you know, they just kind of fit their names somehow.

  16. #30676

    Default

    I don't doubt you Mandy. There are some greek names that do conjure up oddness, like Madusa. That would be strange.

    You just reminded me of my affinity for greek mythology names. Oddly enough, Ky is really into greek mythology right now too and really likes greek names and says if he had a son his name would be Hercules (I so hope he outgrows his fondness of Hercules as even though it is not a horrible name, I just think it is a strange name for a baby).

    I like a lot of cultural names. I really like Irish names, including my own, which I used to hate. I also like a lot of African names, which some people don't like at all. One of my favorite names is Adiatou and another is Nzinga who was a Queen in Angola. A friend of mine has a son named Adeyemi, which is also a favorite of mine. I also like traditional names but I really love cultural names.

    Erin

  17. #30677
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    14,672

    Default

    Cosmo was supposed to be Pandora and Pandy for short (black and white like a panda) but than I thought she was a boy at first so the first day we had her called her Cosmo and she liked that so it stuck. Yeah the vet did laugh when we couldn't tell a girl from a boy but I just didn't realize that girl dogs aren't configured just like humans and thought that it was just a little one since she was a little puppy.

    i told Dh molly should have been Casino and call her Cassie....he loves to hit up a Casino. But Cassie is a bit too close to Cosmo.

    My great grandpa's name was Royal.

    My MIL hates our second choice boy name of Harrison. her first reaction was Harry D*ck. I don't know, we weren't going to name him harrison richard!

    Jennifer, 35, DH 36

  18. #30678

    Default

    Ooo, Harrison like on Dexter! I think that's cute. Would you call him Harrison or Harry?

  19. #30679
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    In front of my computer
    Posts
    29,722

    Default

    I the name Harrison. It certainly didn't make me think of Harry, nor the other either. No matter what name you choose, someone (plural someones) somewhere will come up with a derogatory way of saying it, or a sing-song mean way of chanting it. That's just how people are. They suck. So the first rule I made for myself when picking out names for my kids is not even considering what teasing remarks some future children might taunt my kids with. There's just no getting around it.

    Mama to Bobbie 20 ~ Jesi 18 ~ Syd 14 ~ Conner 6
    I'm gonna be a Gramama! Jesi is due 11/22/13


  20. #30680

    Default

    Jennifer, I never knew birth mothers have a say in what you name the baby. I really like Theodore. It's cute.

    Oh I love the name Harrison, it was on my boy list, but dh shot it down. Naming a baby is tough work. I really take into account the meaning of names too. Gilbert means bright pledge, love that. There were some names that I liked, but they had negative meanings and I just couldn't add them to my list. When dh first suggested Gilbert, I immediately thought no way, too old fashioned. But then I remembered Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables, and how I loved that character. And when we found out he was a boy, the name grew on me. We didn't want a overly popular name and we definitely got that. The other names I like were Jack and James, but they are so popular.

    I want to watch GCB, but my tivo didn't let me add it, it must be in conflict with something else. Maybe this summer I can catch up. Would also like to watch Homeland, since I have heard so much about it. Will have to add it to netflix. We are so bad about netflix lately, we have had a Dexter dvd for 2 months, oops!

    Ashley, just curious, what US shows are popular in the UK now?
    Shelley-mom to DS, 6

  21. #30681
    3andMe's Avatar
    3andMe is offline Every day is a gift. It's just... does it have to be a pair of socks? Hopelessly Devoted
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    21,490

    Default

    I like Vienna.


  22. #30682
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    14,672

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by daylilies View Post
    Ooo, Harrison like on Dexter! I think that's cute. Would you call him Harrison or Harry?

    Both. Dh is especially into nicknames so probably would have more than that. I mean my Molly is still new and she's got a bunch she responds to now.

    But that is our second name....which means two kids and both are boys. Chances are I wouldn't end up using it. Theodore is for sure our first boy name. We like Ted, Teddy, Theo.

    Dexter is cute too. Boy names were much easier for us than girls!

    Jennifer, 35, DH 36

  23. #30683
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    14,672

    Default

    I also think Vienna is pretty.


    Yeah Shelley birth moms have all the rights and for some, it's important to name the baby. In my state, they must give birth and than apply to terminate rights in court and that takes usually 3-5 weeks to get a court date which is why baby won't come home with us. We will use bridge care because I just cannot handle bringing home a baby and birth mom changes her mind. Once they terminate, we bring baby home and technically we are a special class of foster parents but really birth mom cannot have baby back after the court terminates. After we have custody for 6 months, we go to court to finalize everything and at that point we get a birth certificate listing us as baby's parents and we can change the name at that point. But social worker said most birth moms ask what you want to name the baby. And since we are most likely ending up with an open adoption, we wanted to give birth parents the option of giving the middle name and seeing if they want input.

    Gilbert is cute. I like that it's old-fashioned but I know how to pronounce it.

    Jennifer, 35, DH 36

  24. #30684

    Default

    I can understand why your state has those laws, I wonder how many states have similar laws? So does that mean that you will not see the baby until the BM has terminated rights? I guess it depends on where the baby is born.
    Shelley-mom to DS, 6

  25. #30685

    Default

    Molly , he looks like an admirable man. If you like the name and what it means to you then use it. It is a very strong sounding name and memorable, easy to spell. The more I think about it the better I like it

  26. #30686
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    In a van, DOWN BY THE RIVER!
    Posts
    8,433

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by girlwonder View Post
    Molly , he looks like an admirable man. If you like the name and what it means to you then use it. It is a very strong sounding name and memorable, easy to spell. The more I think about it the better I like it
    I agree. I quite like it, actually. I think there's a radio dj over here called Jeremy Vine, so that's probably why I was thinking of it more as a middle name.

    I love discussing baby names. I always loved the name Flannery for a girl (for my favorite auther Flannery O'Connor) but DH was admantly against it because he said she'd get called Fannie and that's a euphemism for lady parts in England. LOL. It's a good thing we never had a girl because I probably would have argued over that name for sure.

    I'm trying to gear myself up for going out grocery shopping with my 2 heathen children. They both fight and poke each other when they ride along in the trolley. I'm not looking forward to that, but we need food, so needs must. I'm also picking up an application while I'm out at the local doctor's office for a part-time receptionist role. I figure I should just apply to any kind of job that is the hours that will work with Travis' school hours. Speaking of schools, my nephew just found out that he hasn't been accepted in to his first choice school, so I figure we won't either. We don't find out til next Friday. My SIL is devastated and has been crying on and off about it. I won't be that upset if we don't get in but I will have to start talking to Travis about going to a new school and making new friends (both boys currently go to the same pre-school and it's our first choice of school as well).

  27. #30687
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    In front of my computer
    Posts
    29,722

    Default

    Aw Ash, how heartbreaking for the kids If Travis doesn't get it, I hope he can remain with his cousin at least. Poor little guys.

    Mama to Bobbie 20 ~ Jesi 18 ~ Syd 14 ~ Conner 6
    I'm gonna be a Gramama! Jesi is due 11/22/13


  28. #30688

    Default

    Sorry to jump in without comment but L, I hope you check in this morning because I need you! One of my parents just dropped off and she said she (mom) has bacterial meningitis. The daughter is not showing symptoms currently. Should i be worried about Sawyer especially? We all have sore throats and runny noses but those are not symptoms right?

  29. #30689
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Avoiding Work
    Posts
    14,719

    Default

    I think Vine is interesting... I correlate it to Ivy in my head and would probably use it as a middle name. If you like it, I say run with it!! I hated trying to come up with a name, it was THE most stressful thing... DH shot down everything, but was not very good at coming up with suggestions! I chose Nolan and liked that it was something that I do not hear regularly, but of course it is climbing on the baby name popularity list His middle name is Fredrick which is DHs and DHs deceased grandfathers name. I don't like it in the least, but he wanted to pass it down.

    Chrissy I don't apply any religious connotation to my name either. My mom likes to poke fun that it was destined, somehow she knew I would turn out to be a heathen and was trying to save me I was orginally suposed to be Amber, but when my "dad" didn't show up to the hospital mom decided to change my name... You think she would've noticed than that there was something a 'tad' wrong with their relationship than

    Jennifer Florida laws are pretty similar to yours in terms of adoption. I don't blame you for using Bridget Care.....

    Things are a little crazy, but I'm loving every minute of it My Blog


  30. #30690
    3andMe's Avatar
    3andMe is offline Every day is a gift. It's just... does it have to be a pair of socks? Hopelessly Devoted
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    21,490

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bridget View Post
    Sorry to jump in without comment but L, I hope you check in this morning because I need you! One of my parents just dropped off and she said she (mom) has bacterial meningitis. The daughter is not showing symptoms currently. Should i be worried about Sawyer especially? We all have sore throats and runny noses but those are not symptoms right?
    Bacterial meningitis is a reportable disease and is transmissable and almost always fatal if untreated. I cannot imagine that she would be walking around, let alone tossing off comments like that if she had it. Maybe you or she misunderstood? When I first had meningitis and I was in the hospital, before they knew that it was the kind that was not contagious, everyone who came into the room had gowns and masks and gloves on, and were covered head-to-toe.

    In any case, I would call her back ASAP and get clarification. If she still insists that it is bacterial meningitis, ask her if she was treated and cleared of any infection, and that all family members were deemed free of infection.

    I would guess that you all have a cold. Symptoms would include a severe headache, sudden high fever, neck stiffness, and change in mental status (confusion, etc.).
    Last edited by 3andMe; 04-12-2012 at 07:01 AM.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •