Saturday, April 05, 2008

Gearing Up

Not only is unborn spawnling already "dropped" into my pelvis (and yes, I do look like a ridiculous penguin when I walk now), I am having braxton-hicks contractions from hell tonight. I just drank a ton of water and now I'm going to bed. Freyja never did drop at all and I don't remember having any BH with her.

Maybe she'll come around 38 weeks. That'd be fantastic except we're not quite ready yet. The crib is still a toddler bed, we haven't gotten the new carseat, we haven't gotten the bassinet and swing out yet, etc.

Oh, and she's still nameless. I'm still stuck on what you name the sister of a Freyja. It has to have either no nickname possibilities or EXCELLENT nickname possibilities. Persephone is right out, Percy is the only decent nickname there and I don't like it. Athena is too severe. Isis too dippy. Minerva = Minnie. UGH. Artemis has potential, but I dislike "Missy" and "Misty" and "Arty" as nicknames. Sif is too weird, I don't like Iduna, and the Celtic goddess names are all WAY overused (Rhiannon, Brigid, and yes, I've met 2 or 3 Morrigans in the area) except for Bronwyn which is too guttural when put with Heather as a middle name and our last name.

I kind of like Lakshmi, but can you get away with naming a likely towheaded, blue eyed German/Swedish child Lakshmi? I'm not sure you can.


Eden said...

Ariadne is cute. This requires thought. E-mail me your surname & I'll get you a list ready ;)

Amy said...

You said you don't like Iduna, but I think Idina is a beautiful name. I know you like musical theatre (much like myself) so I am sure you have heard of Idina Menzel. And Idina and Freyja sound good together!

Good luck - naming kiddos, especially siblings is so hard!

Auntie M said...

What happened to that name I liked? Oh, crap ... now why can't I remember what it was? Kerwin will know.

Anonymous said...

Maeve. She doesn't like any of those from before.

I'm pushing Astrid or Nokomis.

-the One Responsible Here

Eden said...

I really need to bring The Baby Name Wizard book upstairs. The only similar-to-Freyja name I remember offhand was Echo. They have them broken down by groups, style, origin, etc.

Heather said...

Echo is pretty!