Help name Aspiring Nomad and Jenni Jens baby girl
WE HAVE A NEW LITTLE BABY GIRL!
(Jenni Jen delivered her yesterday- April 20th). She shares her birthday with the Prophet Muhammad, and Adolf Hitler. We haven't decided on a name yet...any suggestions would be MOST WELCOME. Incidentally, she was delivered by a Dr. Adolph. Don't worry we've already ruled that name out!
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Call her Muhamadina or Adolfa.
...she was delivered by a Dr. Adolph.
LOL I am not sure why that is funny, but it is. :D
But, seriouly speaking you are in for a rough parenting ride, if she turns out like Adolf or Muhammad.
I forgot it is Hitlers birthday around now. It is a good thing I was not in the centre of Munich today. Every year, his birthday is being celebrated by the far right, while the far left are trying to stop the celebrations. Or is it on his death anniversary this happens on? Anyway, either way, I am better off in my quiet suburb on these types of days. It is way too embarassing when my daughter points at every punk she sees and screeches ''Mama, look at that witch'' or ''What happened to the Papa witches hair?''
Well done Jenni! :) When will you be having the next one?
on a serious note tho, a major civil rights activist called Dorothy Height died yesterday, to add a female name to your list of synchronicities. Reply to this
On the day you were born, what else happened? Reply to this
April 20th: On this day
1957, Elvis Presley started an eight week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'All Shook Up.' It went on to be the biggest single of 1957 selling over 2 million copies.
1959, Goldband Records released 'Puppy Love' by a 13-year old Dolly Parton in the US, a song that was recorded two years earlier when she was just eleven years old. The song didn't chart, (later to be a hit for Donny Osmond).
1966, During a 12 hour session at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles worked on a new John Lennon song ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’’, and a new George Harrison song ‘Taxman’.
1967, During a UK tour, Pink Floyd appeared at the Queen's Hall in Barnstable, England.
1968, Deep Purple made their live debut in Tastrup, Denmark.
1968, Apple Music ran advertisements soliciting tapes from unknown artists, offering financial grants as part of a deal to release records on the Apple label. Artists such as Badfinger, James Taylor, Mary Hopkin, Jackie Lomax, David Peel and Elephant's Memory were signed up.
1970, The New York Times reported that Catholic and Protestant youth group's had adopted The Beatles 'Yellow Submarine' as a religious symbol.
1970, Traffic, Mott The Hoople, If and Bronco all appeared at The Roundhouse, London, tickets, 25 shillings.
1974, MFSB and the Three Degrees started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'TSOP, (The Sound Of Philadelphia), a No.22 hit in the UK.
1979, Lighting director Billy Duffy was killed in an accident during a Kate Bush concert in Southampton, England. 21-year old Duffy fell twenty feet through an open trap door on the stage. Kate Bush held a benefit concert on 12th May with Peter Gabriel and Steve Harley at London's Hammersmith Odeon for his family.
1981, John Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas was jailed for five years after pleading guilty to drug possession charges; the sentence was suspended after 30 days. Phillips started touring the US lecturing against the dangers of taking drugs.
1985, The charity record 'We Are The World' by USA For Africa was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The US artists' answer to Band Aid had an all-star cast including Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simon plus the composer's of the track, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.
1990, Janet Jackson was bestowed with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame at the start of 'Janet Jackson week' in Los Angeles.
1991, Steve Marriott leader of Small Faces and Humble Pie, died in a fire at his home in Essex. His work became a major influence for many 90's bands. Small Faces had the 1967 UK No.3 & US No.16 single 'Itchycoo Park', plus 1968 No.1 UK album 'Ogden's Nut Gone Flake', Humble Pie, 1969 UK No.4 single 'Natural Born Bugie'. As a child actor he played parts in Dixon of Dock Green and The Artful Dodger in Oliver.
1991, Wilson Phillips scored their third US No.1 single with 'You're In Love', a No.29 hit in the UK.
1992, 'A Concert For Life' took place at Wembley Stadium as a tribute to Queen singer Freddie Mercury and for aids awareness. Acts appearing included; Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), David Bowie, Mick Ronson, James Hetfield, George Michael, Seal, Paul Young, Annie Lennox, Lisa Stansfield, Robert Plant, Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Axl Rose and Slash.
1993, Aerosmith released the album ‘Get a Grip’, which became their first album to debut at No.1. It went on to sell 7 million copies in a 2-year timespan in the United States alone and sold 20 million copies worldwide as well as winning the band two Grammy awards.
1995, Oasis supported by The Verve appeared at The Bataclan Club, Paris, France.
1996, English R&B singer Mark Morrison had his first UK No.1 single when 'Return Of The Mack' started a two-week run at the top of the charts. A No.2 hit in the US, the beat was sampled from Tom Tom Club's 'Genius of Love.'
1997, The Chemical Brothers went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their album 'Dig Your Own Hole.'
1997, Michael Jackson attended an unveiling of a wax statue of himself at the Grevin Museum of Wax in Paris, France. Jackson provided one of his own outfits to dress the figure.
2000, Robert Plant appeared at Disney's Theatre of the Stars in Orlando, Florida to leave his handprints outside the theatre.
2001, A memorial concert for former Small Faces and Humble Pie front man Steve Marriott took place at the London Astoria with Peter Frampton, Midge Ure, Chris Farlowe and Humble Pie.
2002, American singer Alan Dale died. During the 50's he had his own US TV & radio show, had the 1955 US No.7 single 'Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White.'
2002, In the dispute over who owned the rights to Nirvana's recordings former members Dave Grohl and Kirst Novoselic asked a Seattle Court to prove that Courtney Love was mentally stable. They told the court that Love was 'irrational, mercurial, self-centered, unmanageable, inconsistent and unpredictable.' They also claimed a contract was invalid because Love was 'stoned' at the time.
2003, Godsmack were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Faceless.’
2006, Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty was arrested in east London on suspicion of drugs possession only hours after a court appearance. Doherty had earlier admitted to seven charges of possessing drugs when he appeared before magistrates in east London. He was given a community order with two years supervision and 18 months drug rehabilitation and was also banned from driving for six months.
2008, The Kooks went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their second album ‘Konk.’
April 20th: Born on this day
1939, Born on this day, Johnny Tillotson, singer, (1960 US No.2 and 1961 UK No.1 single 'Poetry In Motion').
1945, Born on this day, Jimmy Winston, organ, Small Faces, (left in Nov 1965).
1948, Born on this day, Craig Frost, Grand Funk Railroad, (1974 US No.1 single 'The Locomotion').
1951, Born on this day, Luther Vandross, soul singer, (1989 UK No.13 single 'Never Too Much', first released 1983, US N0.10 and UK No.2 single with Janet Jackson 'The Best Things In Life Are Free'). Also worked with David Bowie, Mariah Carey. Vandross died on 2nd July 2005 aged 54 two years after suffering a major stroke.
1971, Born on this day, Mikey Welsh, bass, Weezer, (1995 UK No.12 single, 'Buddy Holly').
1972, Born on this day, Stephen Marley, Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, (1988 UK No.22 single 'Tomorrow People').
1972, Born on this day Carmen Electra, The Pussycat Dolls, (2005, US No.2 & UK No.1 with their debut single ‘Don't Cha’ featuring Busta Rhymes). The Pussycat Dolls became only the fourth ever girl band to enter the UK charts at No.1 with their debut single. (The other’s being the Spice Girls, B*Witched and Girls Aloud). Carmen has appeared in Playboy magazine and Baywatch and MTV's Singled Out.
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My votes go to
GeniusOfLove (this is my first choice)
But, if you really want her to have a mind of her own and make a difference in the world, then call her Muhamadina or Adolfa.
I do personally do like Godsmack
Her brother Kiva thinks we should name her Harry Potter. Reply to this
Her brother Kiva thinks we should name her Harry Potter.
HAHAHAHHA! now that's a good choice!
I've been reserving the name Carleigh if I ever have a baby girl someday but if you want, you can have it ;)
I have a fascination for letter "C" ... Calla is a good one too, I think - it means beautiful (and she won't have a hard time writing her name when she gets to school)
She's an aries too!YAY! Reply to this
Your daughter's birthday also coincides with the (unofficial) "hemp" awareness day here in the states, thus I would probably avoid any overt names in reference to the hippie counterculture just to safely distance yourself from any question over whether or not you were both stoned while filing out the birth certificate (although who doesn't want to be named Rainbow Moon Laurel, really?)
The psychology of naming is so wonderfully tricky - how to find that right balance between unique and conventional without being obnoxious. Do you choose a name that has cultural or language reference or just something that sounds pleasant or means something in Latin or Greek or pays homage an important individual? And then there's the whole question of acoustic agreement with names of siblings. So much to think about. It took me me almost a week to find the right name for our cat; I can't imagine naming a child.
I guess there's always "Hermione." But if I had to make an honest suggestion (and now having procrastinated for a decent amount of time thinking about girls' names, I suppose I could even though it feels odd to do so) I think that Kiva and Karina has a nice ring to it. Reply to this
I think some pictures are definatly in order?!! Reply to this
Though not sure we can convince the in-laws of any of them!
If the Irish in-laws get their way, you will be calling her after whichever saint has a feast day on the 20th April. Everyday, is a feast day, for some saint, in Ireland, isn't it?
And the US in-laws will insist on calling her something that will cause sniggers in Ireland. They will want her called Finnegan or Malone or Dublin...
I'd name her and get it on the birthcert, before the in-laws get their hands on it. ;)
I've been reserving the name Carleigh if I ever have a baby girl
My daugher is called Lydia. When I was 17, I read a book called 'Love for Lydia' and thought, if I every have a baby girl, I want to call her Lydia. I completely forgot about the book and the name, until my boyfreind had rejected 2 names I wanted and hummed and hawed about the third. Then I remembered Lydia and when I said it, he loved it. Lucky for me she was't a boy, because my boyfriend wanted to call her after his father if so, and that name sounds like a witches name in English. If we had stayed in Ireland, a kid with a name like that would surely be teased at school.
When my daughter was 7 months old, I was walking past a second hand shop in Dublin with her, and saw 'Love for Lydia' on the window display. It was such an old book by then, and the chances of finding it, especially in hard cover were almost non existant. I went into the shop, and they sold me the book for just one Irish pound. I started telling them the story of why the book is so important to me, but they looked like they were thinking about their next tea break, or the next episode of Coronation Street, so I stopped telling. When I got out of the shop, I discovered that my daughters first tiny sharp tooth had appeared. Nobody on the street would stop and listen to my excited ravings about my new book and my daughters tooth, so we decided that a fancy lunch and a new toy was in order to celebrate.
If I had another little girl, I would call her Mabel. Since I am not having another(not on purpose anyway) you can have the name, if you want. :)
Do you choose a name that has cultural or language reference or just something that sounds pleasant or means something in Latin or Greek or pays homage an important individual?
I would suggest to anyone who travels a lot and/or lives in a lot of differnt contries that they give their child a name which is attractive in many countries.
It took me me almost a week to find the right name for our cat; I can't imagine naming a child.
We would help you, Stephanie. ;)
I read a book called 'Love for Lydia' and thought, if I every have a baby girl, I want to call her Lydia
That's a cute story Mell :) there's not much story about my Carleigh though. I just think it's a lovely name. Reply to this
I am not sure if you want two kids starting with a K though... What about Kiva'ssister? Nice and simple and you have an appostrof in a name which is unique :)
What about naming her after a famous female traveller/adventurer? Reply to this
I had wanted to name her Gaia (the Greek version of "Mother Nature"). Jennifer vetoed the idea and suggested Kaia, though after looking at our new little baby girl the "K" seemed too strong for someone with such soft little cheeks. But luckily Jen doesn't know I'm seeking suggestions on here, nor does she have internet in the hospital, otherwise TinNiE's vote may have tipped the balance ;-)
This also means "K" names in general are out, (which now opens up the alphabet from a single letter to whole Universe of possible possibilities!!!)
She IS actually currently referred to as Kiva'ssister or Baby'ssister I'm not sure she'd appreciate those names in the long run or the affects it may have on her baby'bbrothers Ego!?
Anyway, we've to make a decision by the end of the today, The Government of Alberta is becoming anxious!
Though now I really want to know the name Stephanie and Andras chose for their cat! And promise I won't steal the intellectual property invested;-)
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"K" names in general are out,..
That really narrows it down. I think.
It would make it a lot easier if you lived in Germany. They have a list, and you have to choose a name from it. You could just close your eyes and stick a pin in the girl section of the list. Anything which is not on the name list is not allowed. It is only reasonable, because if there wasnt a law to control just about everything, then anything could happen. At least, that is the explanation given, when I ask anybody here.
I can see the Governments fear, they wouldn't want a bunch of B*Witched BadFingers running about the place!
I just wonder if Adolf is still on the "accepted list" and whether a child's name truly has the power to lead them down the path of tyranny ...or worse still ANARCHY!
Although on second thoughts, I can't imagine any future war criminals with the name Butterfly Angel ...yet...as I see it printed there on the page it is starting to creep me out quite a bit! Wasn't she a serial killer? Reply to this
Jennifer vetoed the idea and suggested Kaia
Well, you can have it in "C", Caia (To Rejoice) ... hehe
More names right here:
Ianna - God is gracious
Xia - Glow of the sunrise
Anika - Pretty, elegant
Aille - Beauty
Leyla - Beautiful as the night
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The "C" in Caia would still be pronounced "K" I presume? Reply to this