NO! I have NOT decided on a name yet. One week, I'm leaning towards one name... the next week I will tell you something completely different. And I'll also tell you each week that yes, that is definitely the name! ha! We have a short list... all M names of course. And.... I like them ALL!
I made the mistake of asking people which name they liked better - my advice: NEVER do that. EVERYONE has an opinion, usually bad. So I will announce it when we've decided. And boy are people mean about it. What did I learn this week? If ANYONE ever asks me if they like a name, I will tell them YES I love it - whether I do or not! It is their decision. And that's why we get to name our own kids! And I would never want to hinder someone else's thought process. Or if you don't like it, you don't have to give a reason why - just say you don't like it. period.
If you had asked me any day in the last 5 years after MC was born what I would have named my next daughter, I would have told you the same name without hesitation. But now, this baby is showing me God's plan and not my plan. I can have a plan (aka name) for the past 5 years, and all of a sudden it just doesn't seem to fit the current plan. So I am open for suggestions, but I assure you I have looked at every name in the book. Literally.
I will tell you the middle name is Chandley = C (my first initial) + Handley (my maiden name). A friend in the 11th grade at MSMS once told me I should name my kid that one day. It was my email login name. We saw each other's email names so much we made it a habit of calling each other by that name. Hers was "khill" = kill. ;) another was "chopper" ... you get the idea. Somehow the name stuck. lol
Oh, I'm also working on upgrading the blog. Will make it easier to navigate baby's story from everything else. Very excited about it.
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