Originally Posted by Polkadots
LOL! These are awesome letters.
Tara - I've been wanting to ask you, what prompted the unusual spelling "Rythm" - is there a story behind that?
I also think that you allow your babes to name themselves? Did I read this somewhere? I was curious about that too since you have two little ones how it worked out and what you call them in the interim etc. Did you have issues with birth certificates etc?
Hope you don't think I'm too nosy...
Umm...because I'm an idiot and thought that's how it was spelled and it stuck
I'd typed it wrong so long that that's just what it is now. If that is indeed his or her real name, it will be spelled correctly. Umm..yeah, I'm an idiot
The nickname itself came from this baby's obvious love of music from the beginning. I've been part of a drum circle since before she was created and the minute she was conceived, a certain neat internal happiness sprang forth whenever I played or was around drums. When I could feel movement, the baby was dancing at drum circle and elsewhere. Nothing but R*H*ythm was fitting (hav eI mentioned that I feel stupid for spelling it wrong? If I told you how recently I realized that, you'd probably laugh....)
As for naming themselves.... This baby will definately be naming herself. We have no names picked out. One or two tentative ones. When she arrives, she can chose. If it takes her a month to tellus, so be it. There's nothing that says a birth certificate has to be filed instantly after a birth actually.
I don't use my kids' real names online, just nicknames (though the oldest has said "Don't call me Doodle!" for about a year now, I haven't thought of anything else for him to be LOL) My first didn't have or want much of a name when he was internal. So we named himand he responded during his fetal period very well to it. Once earthside, he fit the name beautifully. Doodle was his nickname from about 2 weeks earthside on. The second one we called Namaste and Butterfly in utero. Namaste the baby began to respond to from about 10 wks onward. That is his middle name actually. Once he wasborn, he responded to the name and we knew that's who he was. his real firstn ame, however, is after the midwife who attended his birth because my husband was so impressed with her. He doesn't seem to care that that's not the name he knows
He still responds to Butterfly as well, his big brother began calling him that in-utero. The title of his birth story is "Emerging from the Crysalis: the Birth of My Butterfly" He will always be my Butterfly.
This baby's nickname is Rythm and atthe rate we're going, this will be the realname as well because I believe that is what this baby wants to be called. It may be a middle name, but will probaly be a first name.
hope my long answerisn't too boring.
Namaste, Tara (that is my real name, btw hehehe)