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A Waldorf baby that is! I am making a Waldorf-esque doll for my best friend's son. He is turning two on March 29th. I was at his birth, and his parents are Dd's God/Goddess parents. This little boy is super super important to us. Anyway, I am making him a doll sling and a waldorf doll. The doll has pale blue green (former maternity t-shirt) skin and crazy rust red wool yarn hair. It does not yet have clothes. I want to name the doll for him - to imbue it with a little bit of spirit before I give it to him. So...<br><br>
I need a gender-neutral name. It can come from anywhere - mythology, other languages, scifi, fantasy, etc. - a name a very very verbal (but nonetheless only) two year old can say and remember.<br><br>
Okay Mamas, go to it.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
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Reading the description of the colors, will o the wisp came to mind:<br><br><a href="http://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/folklore/will_o_the_wisp.html" target="_blank">http://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/f..._the_wisp.html</a><br><br>
The sidebar on the right has a list of regional names.<br><br>
Maybe a bit morbid a name for a child's doll though? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Sounds like a wonderful gift! Let us know what you name the baby.
 

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Windy<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Hmmm, I looked up Will O the Wisp - and I had no idea that's what it was, really neat. And, I must confess, it does seem a wee bit morbid, especially if his mama looked it up! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I do love the sound of it though! Thanks
 

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I like other-language words for names...so...<br><br>
Hebrew for "home" is Bayit (bah-yeet).<br>
Hebrew for "love" is Ahava (ah-ha-vah).<br>
Hebrew for "friend" is Chaver, but this became Cobber in Australia -- slang for friend.<br><br>
Spanish for wind is Viento (vee-ehn-toe), to go along with that windy idea. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
What a great gift, btw -- what a lucky kid! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I think I'm going to second Cedar! I like!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I also love the name Cedar, but a mutual friend of ours named her little boy Cedar, and turned out to be a kinda crappy Mom, so it has bad associations.<br><br>
The hebrew words idea might work - the family is Jewish so that would add an extra layer of meaning. I also really like Windy and Marigold. Great ideas Mamas, keep 'em coming.<br><br>
I bought the fabric pen today to make the very non-commital waldorf face today, and I'm getting excited. I will post a picture of the finished product with the name I pick.<br><br>
- Sarah
 
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