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Update to x-mas in the hospital--and NAME HELP!

post #1 of 30
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I have no idea how to update a post.

Zevy, Aramat and Ficus (okay, the guise is down, I'll just go by Ali now) have enough action to compete with the new Avitar movie...

They cannot stop my contractions, and I am 2 cm dilated. So, they are just going to let these contractions roll right now. Baby today? tomorrow? Who the hell knows...but I am getting a little nervous about labor...

AND we need help on a middle name. Figured I could go to you all b/c you won't spill the beans.

Felix Meyer Heintz
Felix Josef Heintz (would it be obvious that the "J" is silent?)
Felix Calvin Robert Heintz

Meyer is my mother's maiden name...and Josef is on my husband's side...and Calvin and robert are our father's names.

Thoughts?

post #2 of 30

I love

Felix Josef Meyer Heintz the most or Felix Josef Heintz. Pronoucing a middle name is usually much less of a problem than a first so I wouldn't worry. And I LOVE Josef and German Austrian names. I'm biased as a Mueller though.

Luck, love and prayers
post #3 of 30
. Good luck, Ali. I hope everything goes well. As for the names, it wouldn't be very often that a middle name is used, so you'd have your chance to tell people (probably) if you want it pronounced a certain way. I love the German names, so Josef and Meyer (also a family name for me- hey maybe we're related?). Josef is nice and Christmas-y, too.
post #4 of 30
Easy labor vibes. I hope it all goes well and your hospital stay is short.

Personally, I'm not sure if people will realize that the J is silent - When I first read it I read it as "Joseph". I personally like Felix Meyer.
post #5 of 30
Oh, good luck!

I like Josef and Meyer the best
post #6 of 30
ooooh I like Josef or Meyer personally. I am not a fan of the double middle name.

Good luck with your labor and delivery! I pray your baby is super healthy and ready to come home ASAP!
post #7 of 30
Ali - thinking good thoughts for you and your little guy. And personally, I like Felix Calvin Robert Heintz, but I think they are all great names!
post #8 of 30
I lean towards Felix Meyer, mostly because I like passing down our mother's names. Euro-American names tend to be very paternal (that's just my feminism coming out )

Hoping the best for you and your lo!!!
post #9 of 30
I like Josef and Calvin best. I think I would assume that Josef is "YO-sef", but it's a middle name, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem. I like Felix a lot!

Good luck, I hope everything goes well for you and the baby!
post #10 of 30
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of the well wishes. Tis the season for a x-mas miracle as my ctx suddenly dissipated (sic?) at least enough that I don't think I'll deliver today. Still taking procardia every 6 hours and am on antibiotics in case I deliver...and I have refused the idea of mag sulfate if they get out of control, which my doctor fully supports.

I forgot how uncomfortable cervical checks are this far along. I had both the peri and the OB's fingers messing in my junk. Ouch!

Love all of the perspectives on the middle names, too! i think we'll probably eliminate the double middle. And since I cannot imagine doing one father's name and not the other, that leaves us with Meyer and Josef. Decisions decisions...I am afraid once I make it, he'll pop out! (the ob said, "wow, his head is low...that's good if were full term b/c he would come out faster.")

I thought--that's good if I am preterm, too--I don't want a long labor!

Of course, the NICU did a consult yesterday and here is the funny slice of our convo that I posted about on my blog:

she was all: what are you having?
ali: a boy
She: well, little white boys don't fare as well as, say little black girls.
Ali: if I am having a little black girl, we have bigger problems than preterm delivery.

i just might be Tiger's 16th mistress...just kidding!

Again, if you cannot laugh at yourself, you would cry your eyes out.
post #11 of 30
Ohhh good luck!!!

I love Felix Meyer <3
post #12 of 30
At least you've still got your sense of humor!!

I love Meyer and Josef, and I read Josef with a silent "j." I think I a little bit like Meyer best though. Good luck!!
post #13 of 30
Oooh, I think you already know I LOVE the name Felix , maybe we will have two in this DDC!!! I really like your middle names too, but Meyer especially . I really hope that you are comfortable and that you don't go into labour too soon. Take care there Ali, k! We are thinking about you.
post #14 of 30
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Originally Posted by Ficus View Post

Of course, the NICU did a consult yesterday and here is the funny slice of our convo that I posted about on my blog:

she was all: what are you having?
ali: a boy
She: well, little white boys don't fare as well as, say little black girls.
Ali: if I am having a little black girl, we have bigger problems than preterm delivery.
ROFL! Glad you still have your sense of humor. Also glad to hear the contractions died down, hope you can continue to keep him baking!


I've heard the same thing though, that statistically premature Caucasian males do the worse in the NICU, but I never could figure out if that would apply to my sons or not - technically they are half "white", a quarter "black", and a quarter Greek. So not sure what that would mean.
post #15 of 30
So glad your contractions stopped, Ali! Big hugs!

And my vote is for Meyer!
post #16 of 30
I love love love Felix Josef!
post #17 of 30
Yeah, the docs always told me the fact I was having girls would work in my favor. Girls just do better...has to do with propagation of the species.

I like Josef.

Hang in there. And sending easy labor thoughts for you....keep us updated. And should you need the NICU, come chat with me. One thing I will say about the NICU: the nurses and staff are generally fantastic.

Good luck...
post #18 of 30
But why would they tell you that???? It's not like you could change his race or gender, even if you wanted to? Sounds like a really stupid comment that they should be keeping to themselves at this point. But, I wonder if it has anything to do with circumcision...
post #19 of 30
And here's the Baby Stay In track for you as well, if you're interested: http://www.hypnobabies.com/mylink.php?id=4058#stayin
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by leila1213 View Post
But why would they tell you that???? It's not like you could change his race or gender, even if you wanted to? Sounds like a really stupid comment that they should be keeping to themselves at this point. But, I wonder if it has anything to do with circumcision...
What would it have to do with circ? The impression I got from my OB when he was talking about it was that it had more to do with lung development...
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