Sunday, December 10, 2006

Name suggestions anyone?

I know I may be alienating my male readers...sorry.

I am impatient.

I don't like thinking that I'm going to have to wait 6 more months to meet my baby. Being pregnant brings a whole new meaning to phrases like:

a pregnant pause...

pregnant with anticipation...

the pregnant silence...

It's a strange and novel feeling to be literally filled and expanding with new life. The Lord certainly has a way of depositing himself--everywhere and in everything. Just as I felt privileged to be a bride reflecting an image of the Lord's church, I feel privileged to be able to reflect an image of the Lord's expansive life. It's not always fun or comfortable, but it is probably one of the most amazing things that will ever happen to me.

So that brings me back to being impatient. Who's growing in there?!

This reminds me, we're having a hard time coming up with names. Any suggestions? (We like kind of quirky names)

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always found Uzzensherah, Tiglath-Pileser, Succoth-Benoth, Ammishaddai, Chushan-rishathaim and Maher-shalal-hash-baz to be wonderful children's names.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Jasmin said...

You would!

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

We are in the same boat as far as coming up with names. We are STUCK. (yep, I'm preggo too...ack! #5!!)


Here are a couple of places I've been hanging out lately.

www.babynames.com
http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html

Are you going to find out what you are having?

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're not bad names, just...underappreciated. Who wouldn't want a kid whose name invoked "the people of the Almighty" (Ammishaddai) or "the tents of daughters/prostitutes" (Succoth-Benoth)? And what would the kids on the playground think if your kid was sporting the name of one of the greatest general-kings in history? You can call him Tigger for short!

...eh, I've never understood why parents want to name their kids either what's in the Top 20 for a given year or something so idiosyncratic that you know they're placing some kind of ambition on the kid. History is your friend here. Recall your proud legacies. Give hir a name that connects hem to the past and invites a new vision of the future.

David Duke Morrell. Gender doesn't matter.

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about "Filbert"

Once your name is Filbert things can only get better for you.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Jasmin said...

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9:59 AM  
Blogger Jasmin said...

Tiglath-Pileser?! Filbert?! David Duke?!

I said we like quirky names, not "names that will get my kid tortured on the playground" names.

You sillies.

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fine, fine, what about Alexander or Darius for a guy? Perhaps even Napoleon or Otto, or Julius (or Gaius) or Hadrian? Pray even Ptolemy? Sherman? Wellington? Attila? What'll spare a kid from getting beaten up, and when's the line crossed?

For a girl...Keilah, Rivka, Blodwen, Guinevere (though considering it means "white-cheeked," choose it with caution), Huldad, Berenice/Veronica, or Sarai.

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Micah said...

I always liked the name Micah for a boy or a girl. ;)

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Micah" works. It's classic. Gender-neutral (though you might like the sound of Micaiah more for a girl). Pious ("Who is like Yah?"). And pure sexiness.

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Why am I commenting so much on this post? Especially since I have so many more bad ideas to throw at you when you come here.

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy:
Henry or Gabriel

Girl:
Rachel or Wendy

11:53 AM  
Blogger Jasmin said...

Wow,thanks for the torrent of name suggestions everyone. Rest assured, I will take each and every one into careful consideration. ;) And if you come up with more, please don't hesitate to chime in.

12:23 PM  

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