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Quote: Originally Posted by Liquesce Particularly with picking names that are not directly culturally relevant, why try to make things hard on them for our own sense of aesthetics? i guess i don't look at it as aesthetics. it's not how the name *looks*, it's the meaning attached to it. if we'd had a girl, she may have been named meabdh -- maeve in english. maeve to me is a lady with a certain hairdo or maeve binchy. and meabdh -- well, she can...
Quote: Originally Posted by knittinanny I have an acquaintance named Caoimhe (she's Irish/French). She pronounces it more like "Queeva" or "Co-eeva"than "Keeva". She also frequently spells it Coeva because people can't figure out how to pronounce her name. I'm not sure how this helps the discussion though.... yeah that. i would say it kwee-vah myself. it's becoming more popular in ireland. it's a lovely name. keeva reminds me of "skeevied out."...
op, check out other parts of the states -- if we had to go there, we'd probably go to vermont. they have a socialist senator! how cool is that? i have a friend who's moving to seattle and she's so excited. so there are definitely places that aren't georgia. not that there's anything wrong with georgia! i've never been but i've met some nice georgians -- in france. re the woman who was refused citizenship -- she can stay in france and she wears the niqab. i don't think...
Quote: Originally Posted by kmeyrick There is more red tape and less personal freedom. In France, being the wrong religion is illegal. If the French government has decided that your religion is a cult, then it's a cult and a crime to practice. Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, and Baptists have all been declared cults, along with many other religions. really? then those ladies who try to get me to take the watchtower here are in...
sigh. another gregory peck fan here. doestovesky, f. the brothers karamazov mcgahern, j. that they may face the rising sun o'connor j. star of the sea schwartz bart, a. the last of the just shields, c. the stone diaries shields, c. unless soueif, a. the map of love
i just saw this in new posts -- too funny, i think it's been more than 20 years since i've seen it and i too know who reva and josh are. who is cassie? kath, good luck with your visit!
ds2's name is a bog-standard name with an irish spelling. it's understood in ireland but not here in france. they murder both my kids' names here but that's grand. they'll live. i'd rather they had to seriously correct people than believe they had a french version of an english name. i knew a wee boy named harrison who told me his name was "a-rees-son!" anyway, it's always something!
yup, burned out and looking for work outside the home. i'm crap at this and i hope that i can get a part time job mostly from home -- but ds1 will be in nursery school in september and i've signed up ds2 for three days a week with the childminder across the street. i was burnt out at least six months ago...or maybe two years ago. sigh. and yes, i'm another mama without a support network. i had a small one and moved away from it. thanks to the mamas for sharing...
a few days? ugh, thank goodness i'm going on hols! good luck everyone!
i have the beco kimono one for my boys -- i wear it, dp doesn't. it's pretty but i'm the one wearing it. i also have a paisley hotsling and that was pretty girly but the newborn inside sure didn't care! then again, i've had people assume that i had a little girl because he had a pink soother in his mouth...
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