Tuesday, November 15, 2016

What's in a Name?


So, of course, now that we know the Expected One is a girl, we're asking Justin and Claui what names they have in mind. 


They aren't exactly saying but they are open to suggestions -- from family and friends and all of you.


Some things to bear in mind -- the baby's last name will be Skemp (my married name; Lane is my maiden name) -- and since they've had a tradition of naming new calves after flowers, Justin's kinda opposed to flower names for his daughter. 



 So make a suggestion, should you feel so inspired -- the more the merrier.

(The girls in the pictures are two nieces and one great-niece -- I have two more nieces and two more great nieces, but they live far away in upstate NY, alas.)


13 comments:

Mary Anne Rudolph said...

Lane is a good name, I have a friend named Lane after HER mom's family. Sylvie Anne (a Tasha Tudor name), I am partial to double first names. Grace. Annabelle. Rowan. Pearl or Pearlie. Enough, others will weigh in too.

Jean Stafford said...

I agree Lane would be a lovely name. And am partial to the names Laurel, Cozette, and Bright. The names of friend's dear to me. And of course my Grandmother's name - Justine. 😊

Bernie said...

I have a friend who called her little girl Laney and I love it! I also love Marlo, and names like Molly. Not really into fashionable or new age but everyone is different.
How are you feeling my friend, big hugs, xo

Anvilcloud said...

Scamp Skemp

Barbara Rogers said...

I'm all for the parents meeting a child after birth, and then seeing what its personality might elicit. Of course crying babies aren't always easy to read! Enjoy the fun of anticipation of a new little one! Hope you are well (enough) and continue with your rapid healing.

Frances said...

I was named for my two grandmothers, one of whom I never had the opportunity to meet. I am glad to have their names. xo

Gwen said...

Emily Elizabeth - lots of possibilities for nicknames. Or go with the grandmother's names.

Vicki Lane said...

The grandmothers are Nancy and Vicki -- not a very good combo for a name.

Carol Crump Bryner said...

I'm always leery of waiting to the last minute for naming. I was named "Carol" by my exhausted mother, because she heard people singing Christmas carols in the hall outside her room at the hospital shortly after I was born (right before Christmas). Not that I don't like my name, but I've always envied those whose names had some kind of deeper meaning or connection to their roots. But how nice to have this positive and fun thing to think about!

jennyfreckles said...

It's fun thinking of names and trying them out. I'd advise to always shout them loud outside before deciding! They sound a lot different, somehow, when you've lost the child in a supermarket and have to call out. It's nice to have a more unusual name (from my own experience) provided it isn't too radical (and you can cope with the misspellings and mishearings), and it shortens to a happy nickname. It's nice to have a name with a real meaning in the family. I was called Andrée after my mother's French pen-friend and since then we've given all our girls a French name - Joëlle, Elodie and Madeleine. US names are a lot different from UK ones, so it's no good me making suggestions. I've always been partial to Welsh and Irish names like Teagan, Aoife (ee-fa) and Niamh (neev) but they're hard to know how to pronounce and spell.

Stella Jones said...

How about Sophie Skemp?

Ahnid said...

Bella Skemp

Jim Egerton said...

How about Emma, Peyton, Sara