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We're horrible at names. Or rather, horrible at agreeing on them. Not that DH has shared any for to me to agree to... It's me making a huge list, and him vetoing Every. Single. One.
The only two we can agree on are
Caleb Adai C____
Bethany Mary-Ada C____
I do love both names, but have little misgivings I need to get over- in Hebrew, Caleb translates to "dog," and I just don't know if I can live with myself over that. And then, as much as I love the name Bethany, I don't like the nickname Beth. I'd prefer Bet, Betsy, or Bess, but I'm already getting a hard time about those.
I tend to love Hebrew names, and the hubby shoots them down as "too out there..." I want a little girl named Tovah in the worst way, though.
I've been totally open about sharing names, but I think I'm going to stop doing it in "real life." Don't want to open it up to criticism
If you'd think it was cool if someone stole your name, of course you don't understand the point of keeping it secret. I'd be pissed if someone stole our names, so we keep them secret.
Never let your schooling interfere with your education. ~Mark Twain~
Our son is Alexander Richard, and we call him Xander- sometimes I wish we had gone with just Xander because too many people call him Alex, even after asking them not to (think grandparents) and it's been a fight EVERY SINGLE YEAR in school. Every teacher in the 3 years he's been there has REFUSED to call him Xander and they call him Alex. And now he writes Alex on everything. It really really really upsets me. When he was in pre-K I corrected the teacher time and time again and she just out and out refused to comply. In K the teacher had a Xavier and she thought that was too close and couldn't handle "remembering them both" and this year I haven't fought her on it. I have been fighting for other things (IEP stuff) so I just don't have a name fight in me.
But that in and of itself is why I am leaning to Katie being a DD given name instead of Kate. I don't want any confusion on what I want her called.
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