A Contest and Baby Names (no, it’s not what you might think)
UPDATE! We have our winner… Congrats to Joanne! For everyone who didn’t win, you can check out Nancy’s excellent ebooks here
It’s been mid 80’s this week. That is not the right type of weather for October.
Speaking of October, I can’t believe it’s already almost halfway over. I expected October to drag on forever since we’ve been looking so forward to the Bluedorn Ball. My husband surprised me a couple of days ago, because he said since we’ll have already driven to IL (and since gas has dropped — we filled up the other day for $2.85 a gallon!), that we might as well head up to MI and spend a night with his parents. We are all thrilled about that. I am one of those rare mammals which actually has *splendid* in-laws. So that’s going to be wonderful.
In other news, my friend Nancy Baetz has written a new ebook with an emphasis on Unschooling – which is right up my alley! Anyhow, she said I could give away a copy, and that she would also throw in a copy of her ebook, Haircuts for Little Men. Fun, yes?
Last night I dreamed that McCain won. I’m not so sure he’s gonna pull through, tho. And I’m still debating whether or not to listen to the debate tomorrow night. The other McCain/Obama debates have been such snore riots.
Ok, that’s all for now. But here’s how to enter the contest… ALL little girls start thinking up baby names for their future kids (some boys do to, for that matter. Dippy says he’s going to name one of his sons Electrical Lee Makoto). So my question is, do you remember what you *used* to think you’d name your kids, and did you end up naming them what you thought you would? When I was about eight, I decided I would have four girls and name them Justine, Jamie, Jackie and Jadonna. I kid you not. shudder shudder. That faded after a while, but a couple years later, I came across the name “Coie” and loved it. And it was around that time my dad told me he had always wanted my middle name to be Ryan, and I was furious that instead of getting ‘Ryan’ as a cool middle name I got saddled with a boring old middle name like Ruth (no offense to my ‘Ruth’ friends!). Anyways, I was determined that one of my own daughters would get to have it someday, and lucky for me, Geoff the Great loved it, too.
So, in a sense, I sort of did name a couple of my kids with the choices I picked out when I was little. Boy, are they happy that “Jadonna” didn’t stand the test of time.
How about you? What names did you used to have picked out for your kids? And if you happen to *not* have kids yet, you can still play.
And for another fun contest going on today, go here
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