Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The sweetness of trying to find the "perfect" name

Since we've been waiting for mei mei for well over two years, one might think we'd be completely ready. We're not. One of the exciting things about having a new addition is coming up with a name.

Coming up with Lindy's name was pretty painless. There weren't any knockdown drag out fights, tears, or hurt feelings which has been known to take place in other households. Lindy is STILL really into pretend play and naming things; therefore, she has taken a great interest in what her sister's name will be. For fun, I've asked some of her suggestions. She has taken it quite seriously and usually says something like this: "Hey momma, what about _________ as a name for mei mei? Is that the perfect name? Is it? Is it? Is it?"

Here is what she's come up with lately:

1. Lulu (this has been the one she's said from the start)
2. Petal-October 2009
3. Cupcake-November 2009
4. Muffin-November 2009
5. Candycorn-November 25, 2009
6. Chippewa-November 25, 2009
7. Sprinkles-November 26, 2009
8. Lindy-November 26, 2009
9. Mei mei-January 2010
10.Sweetie-February 2010
11. Little Popcorn Pop-February 2010
12. Sugar Heart-February 2010

Based on her name selections, it sounds like we better keep our good dental insurance!

As painful as this wait has been at times, it thrills me that Lindy has maintained such an interest in her sister.

By the way, we don't have a name selected yet and I can confidently say that I don't think any of these sweet ideas will make the cut. However, we've all probably heard the urban legend of the twins named Lemonjello and Orangejello (say it together with a French sound), so you just never know...

Love with sprinkles on top~


Michele said...

We hear you! We've picked out several different names dependent upon whether we are blessed with a boy or girl. Trey's come up with quite a few--the most interesting of which is Stinkpot--especially since that is the name of one of his fish.

Jcbaron99 said...

Sounds like she has a future in My Little Ponies!! She is so sweet!

Jill said...

Well, Lindy is very creative. Love it! I actually think the name Lulu is so cute and fun but maybe as a nickname. :)

Tamra said...

Marin will forever be indebted to Lindy's creativity since that's where we got her nickname. "Lulu Cupcake" will follow my sweet girl around for her lifetime, I'm sure!

We're praying for Mei Mei's arrival and know everything will fall perfectly into place when the time comes!

Shay Ankerich said...

Completely precious and loved all the names!!! We have called our new baby Shaylee from the start. Recently added Joy and now she has a real name... JingJing... we sent our LOI today for our sweet little 30 mth daughter!!! so excited and can't wait to share pics when we get PA.

The Byrd's Nest said...

I haven't heard from you and would love to hear what the latest is with your adoption. I know this must be so terribly hard. I know you are a daughter of the King.....I know He is at your side. I remain on my knees for you.

P.S. I LOVE all of these names!lol

Norah said...

LuLu is so cute though : ) Maybe you can take one of Lindy's names and she can use it as a nickname for Mei Mei ?

Michelle said...

She is very creative with her name choices. Chippewa might be my favorite. But is mommy giving a hint to a potential Lindy & Mindy?

Praying for you, that you will need to make a name choice sooner rather than later.


Cop Mama said...

I love Lulu! Lulu and Lindy, what a cute combination!

Football & Fried Rice said...

I was laughing through my nose at Chippewa - yes, i think it might fit mei mei perfectly :)

Ellie said...

Well I LOVE Lulu - and it sounds very cute with Lindy :)

The Straight's said...

LuLu sounds perfect ;) I am sure the right name will come with the right baby!!

Vickie said...


A friend shared your blog with me because I have a daughter from Urumqi. I look forward to following your journey. Your daughter is beautiful!