Monday, September 7, 2009

Thinking Names...







I put a poll on the side and we would love to see what our fellow bloggers may like! Chad and I made a list between the two of us. What do you think? I have thought about letting her pick between the names as well... I thought I had to have a name picked up for her paperwork before I get her? Anyone know?

9 comments:

Shirlee McCoy said...

She's gorgeous. Try not to worry about what you read on the older child adoption group. Your daughter is going to be fine. She's a strong, lovely little girl, and God chose her for your family.

Keep that in mind as you move toward the end of your journey.

It really will be okay.

Anonymous said...

Another thought on names is with her being older you could give her a choice of your top picks and see if she would like to have a say in her name. I'm sure it will be somewhat difficult with her lack of english. Just another spin on things. Jan

mom2eliza said...

I wrestled w/ the choice of names too and felt that it was so much more important to choose the right name because of Ava-Meiying's age. Many people suggested letting her choose, but a wise CA parent reminded me that the names will sound like jibberish to them and not mean the same as it would if we chose it for them and told them why we chose the name. Don't know if that helps...I'll look at her picture and add a name to your poll! - Sarah

mom2eliza said...

She looks like a Grace to me, but from your choices, I'm voting for Willow. Love it! My cat's name and I love Autumn too, but Willow or Grace is my choice. - Sarah

Amy in Arizona said...

Of course I voted for Lexi!! But I really do like them all!!

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SoyJoyChina said...

Yes, you will need a name when you are in China. ONe family wanted to have their daughter choose, but was forced to make a decision in 5 minutes during the Gotcha Meeting. Our girl did not like Tessa when it was first shared with her. Our guide began to call her both Jing Huan Tessa. On the plane to the America, she said, Mama Mommy, Baba Daddy and Jing Huan Tessa. There you go. I met a girl in Tessa's class named Lexi and I love it. Good Luck!!
Sandra
www.soyjoychina.blogspot.com

and ps. I agree some of the talk on olderchildapotion is scary. As long as the child is allowed to make some decisions on her own, she'll/you'll be fine! I'm looking forward to following your journey...We've been make one month now!

autumnesf said...

The good news is that if you give her a name in China and change your mind or she doesn't like it .... when you do the re-adopt paperwork in the states it real easy to do a name change at the same time. We had to do this because MM's name was misspelled on the Chinese paperwork and we wanted it right. No big deal!

Anonymous said...

Gabby voted for Lexi and I voted Willow...to me she looked like Willow...what name did Taylor like?-Angela G