Can I get an R? an E? a D?! What's that spell?!
I have to admit that I'm actually getting really tired of using aliases for my kids' names. I can't tell you how many times I write an entire post filled with their real names only to go back and have to change them. I feel it's more confusing too. And can I just say I knew I would probably change my mind about using nicknames? Most of you know their names anyway.
Plus their names are so stinking beautiful. My main concern, when I decided to give them nicknames, was really protecting pictures. Now that I feel better about the picture security I want to re-introduce you to my daughters.
Elaina has been known as Miss Butterfly. She's turning 4 in a couple of months. Favorite color is pink... and red... and blue... and green... and purple! She loves cheese and pickles and carbs!
Abigail has been known as Bumble Bee. She just turned 2 a month ago. Favorite color seems to be blue. She loves pizza, just about any fruit and PBJ.
So there you have it. My beautiful girls. And I can finally write about them without beating my brains to remember their nicknames. I'm sure y'all will be relieved yourselves!
Which also means I can talk about baby names, too. Most of you already know but for those of you that don't here are our baby names:
We may change up Zöe Beth because it's not flowing like I want it to. Someone suggested my middle name so the name would be Zöe Renée which I think looks pretty and flows better. Not sure and probably won't decide until we know the gender!
Renée means "Reborn" or "Born again" and Zöe means "Life". So Reborn-Life after all this infertility nonsense. Very French, too, which I love. I took French for 5 years in school, though I've forgotten most of it. I could probably pick it back up really fast but like that is going to happen anytime soon! Ha ha!
But we're stuck on Caiden Isaac. I am so in love with this name and even though it is growing in popularity it's OUR son, if and whenever we have one. Caiden means "Spirit of Battle" which makes me think of spiritual warfare. Isaac means "Laughter" as many of us know from the Old Testament.
Isaac is actually after Daniel because someone prophesied over him, while he was still in his mother's womb, that he would be as an Isaac unto her. And he has been. When Daniel's not in the house you can feel it! It's quiet, people are somber... but once he enters it is loud and people are laughing until they're peeing themselves. Daniel IS laughter so we want to pass that part of him down since I don't want to actually name a child Daniel or Keith (his middle name). I can't call my son Daniel because that's what I call the man I love and sleep with. Just weirds me out but is cool for other people who have juniors (like my brother).
And when Daniel's mom was going through cancer treatments he'd make her laugh until she fell off the couch or was in so much pain from laughing. He would make up "characters" and do voices and impersonations that would get her laughing like crazy. I think that is such a special bond that he has with his mom, during her most vulnerable time.
Anywho, that was long-winded and took me 1 1/2 hours to write! I kept getting distracted.