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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-03 05:30 PM
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20. Naming is a deeply profound matter
but in the end kids blossom into complex, full-blown human beings with ideas and opinions of their own. I agonized my entire pregnancy as to what I was going to name my child (I didn't know his gender until they pulled him out of me). There was a minor brouhaha in the delivery room when my obstetrician suggested a different boy's name for him than what I'd chosen. Even though I was not in any "position" to argue, I let it be known that his input was welcome as far as bringing my son safely into this world and after that he should butt out.

My son was the first grandchild for my parents. He walks on water as far as they're concerned and he feels the same way about them. When he turned 10 he changed his nickname from Billy to Bill. When he reached 21 he changed his nickname from Bill to Will. A few letters have changed but their 6'5" grandson is just as precious to them now as when he was a chubby, bald-headed newborn.

Your next grandchild will feel just as special as his brother because he will be equally loved and cherished. Discovering the new emerging person will be just as joyous the second time around.

Enjoy these early days, they pass so quickly.
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  -My first grandson's name is William (after my deceased hub) and a great efhmc  Oct-16-03 04:11 PM   #0 
  - I guess George & Rush are probably out.  Rainbowreflect   Oct-16-03 04:19 PM   #1 
  - You are too cute. These would be okay names except-------  efhmc   Oct-16-03 04:37 PM   #5 
  - My wife is from the South  trotsky   Oct-16-03 04:22 PM   #2 
  - Please tell me about Hoyle. Is that the name of the bridge guy?  efhmc   Oct-16-03 04:40 PM   #7 
  - My father's name was Adam  SiobhanClancy   Oct-16-03 04:29 PM   #3 
  - Our male family names include  scarlet_owl   Oct-16-03 04:32 PM   #4 
  - We also have Guy in our family names. Where does that come from?  efhmc   Oct-16-03 04:46 PM   #10 
     - I think it might be French, but there are definatley  scarlet_owl   Oct-16-03 05:18 PM   #17 
  - My daughter's middle name is Eve and that is what she goes by.  efhmc   Oct-16-03 04:44 PM   #9 
  - Ain't nothing wrong with naming the kid  trof   Oct-16-03 04:39 PM   #6 
  - Sweetie, if you were close you'd get a hug, like it or not.  efhmc   Oct-16-03 04:51 PM   #12 
  - Are you certain it's a boy?  GoddessOfGuinness   Oct-16-03 04:42 PM   #8 
  - That is what the sonogram and the DNA from the amio fluid  efhmc   Oct-16-03 05:01 PM   #14 
  - Why not look to departed regional heros you have?  nothingshocksmeanymore   Oct-16-03 04:46 PM   #11 
  - The name Jacob is wonderful. Maybe it is time for something new.  efhmc   Oct-16-03 05:15 PM   #16 
     - Keep me posted  nothingshocksmeanymore   Oct-16-03 05:24 PM   #18 
  - I love the name William  Monica_L   Oct-16-03 04:51 PM   #13 
  - You are so dear. Your message made me teary. My now gs, who is named  efhmc   Oct-16-03 05:09 PM   #15 
  - Naming is a deeply profound matter  Monica_L   Oct-16-03 05:30 PM   #20 
     - Oh, that was was such a special post. You are right, names means so  efhmc   Oct-16-03 05:55 PM   #21 
     - Thank you for the thoughtful and sweet post. It feels good to know  efhmc   Oct-16-03 05:58 PM   #22 
  - Beautiful!  BlackVelvetElvis   Oct-16-03 09:57 PM   #25 
  - Most of the folks in my family were  speckledgator   Oct-16-03 05:27 PM   #19 
  - We have so many people named after my mom and my dad that this  efhmc   Oct-16-03 06:04 PM   #23 
  - From a 11th generation Southerner  BlackVelvetElvis   Oct-16-03 09:53 PM   #24 

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