Monday, November 30, 2009

What's in a name?

Okay..we now know it's a girl. For months since we knew we were going to adopt from Korea, we kind of planned for a boy. What are the odds. We had the perfect name picked out for him. By August, we were referring the baby by his name. But that all changed with our phone call.
So, here we are looking at these gorgeous pictures trying to find a perfect girl's name. We had a few girl's name as well, but never really committed to one.

So it's 8:47pm on Monday, November 30th and it's been almost 6 hours since we have found out about our baby girl. Still no name. We've sent pictures and made tons of phone calls but still refer her to our baby girl. After dinner, we decided to pull up the baby name websites and tried to find meaning and see if they went with our baby girl. We still have the 2 that we liked from the beginning of this whole journey. How about this? How about that? Nope...we still liked the 2. Now...which one do we choose. I can't believe how stressful it is. hahaha Choosing a name for your child, which she will have for her entire life. This name will identify her and define her.

As a teacher, we know which names to choose and not to choose. We have those names that just does not sit well because of experiences in the classroom. We know which names to stay clear of. In September, I will look at my list and see which students could be potentially difficult just by looking at their names. I know it sounds awful, but it's true. Ask any teacher and they will tell you.

So here I am thinking...have I heard any negative **** before? I don't think so. I had one in my Kindergarten class and she was lovely. She was super sweet, helpful, and considerate. I can't help be drawn to this name. Mind you, the other name we have was another sweet, kind, beautiful girl too. Torn. We are even having a hard time to name this big stuffed sheep we bought for her so I could use the name in a book. We are so indecisive. And that's just a toy!

I will tell you that her Korean name is Eunsoo (which means smiles). You'll agree when you see her picture. Sooo..what is in a name? Pretty much everything. We said we would sleep on it to be absolutely sure. I'll let you know tomorrow.


  1. Hey Bella! Just read through your blog and now I'm crying all over again! I can't tell you how thrilled I am for you... and how happy I am that I got to give you the first hug!!

    Whatever name you choose will be gorgeous- and will suit. trust your guts... everything has happened for a reason and the name will fall right into place the way everything else has!

    You have now officially entered Mommyhood- and it is one hell of a rollercoaster ride! This is just the beginning of the ride of your life. Hold on cause she's a doozy!

    I can't wait to see her pictures... and to meet her. She is one lucky little girl!

    Love you!

  2. OMG!!! Tears and tears and tears of joy for you!!! Can't wait to read more! I'm sure whatever name you chose will be perfect! I am SO excited and joyful for you! Can't wait to hear more!
    Love, Katie