Lot 48: what's in a name

July 24, 2014

what's in a name

guys, this is going to be a super rambly gambly post.


i have 3 sisters. they are all older.  i am writing this on my sister's couch as i watch my nephew play while my niece is asleep in the next room.  today is a monumental day, but when you read this, it will be tomorrow.  
my nephew was born an hour ago.  a sweet, bundle of baby boy graced this world and made me an aunt for the 6th time.  this baby boy is the third child of my sister, and her third boy.  hopefully, by the time i am done writing this, my sister will be home and i can go meet my new baby boy. (just to be clear, i wasn't babysitting the kids of the sister who had the baby, but my other sister. all my sisters were with andrea when she had the baby.)  i just feel really giddy and happy and can't wait to meet him. i told andrea that she should have the baby yesterday, on prince george's birthday, but she didn't do it. sigh.  

anyway, the other day i was thinking about names.  names are so interesting.  they can mean everything to you because the person attached to the name. my sisters from left to right are andrea (second oldest) me (youngest), jessica (oldest) rachelle (third oldest).  we have no brothers.  because these are my sisters names, i would never think that those names wouldn't be combined together.  if a jessica and an andrea weren't sisters and best friends, that would be..... weird.  i would be like, "you are using these names wrong."  if i met someone named patrisha, and she was a horrible person, i would be really confused because my best friend is patrisha.   


same with my nieces and nephews.  avery on 30 rock is one of my favorite characters because that is the name of my niece.  if i meet an eli or oliver or lincoln or london, i am like, "oh! that is the name of someone i love! i like you." i can't wait to see what this baby boy's name will be!!

when i was 7, i decided i didn't like my name, so i had people call me by my middle name, christine.  i didn't answer to lauren and it went on for several months.  until rachelle told me that i was being rude to mom and dad by not liking the name they gave me.  so i went back. 


it absolutely drives me crazy when people call me "loren."  my name is LAU-ren.  NOT lo-ren.  ugh. drives me crazy.
sorry this post was all craaazy and rambling but i'm excited and there is a very excited toddler running around and screaming.

okay. real quick.  i am finishing this post in my own bed after meeting my nephew.  he was perfect and amazing and wonderful and looked exactly like his brother and has the softest skin and is so sweet and calm.  i can't wait to tell you all about it.  but let me just say this.  babies are miracles.  babies heal every broken part of every soul.  they are angels, literal angels.  they were just with God.  they are literally perfect.  they are the only people who really and truly are perfect.  i am so in love with this baby.  i held him for such a long time and rubbed my sister's feet and was with my other nieces and nephews when he was born and got to experience telling them they had a new cousin.  and just, babies.  all the babies. i love all the babies. follow my instagram for pictures because i will be posting a butt load of them.

do you wish you had a different name?  what names have you picked out for your kids?

AND NOW........

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17 comments:

  1. Congrats on this new addition to your family! I can totally relate to name issues haha...I have a double first name and it drives me crazy when people just decide to ignore the second half of my name!

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    1. thank you!! i am just riding on cloud nine in a baby haze and am so excited and happy today! yes, having people not say your name properly is so annoying!!

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  2. Congrats on being an aunt for the 6th time!

    When I was in middle school, I decided I hated my name (I go by my middle name, Blake), so when the new school year started, I decided I would no longer correct teachers when they called me Jacqueline (my first name). I went by Jacqueline for a while, but then people started shortening it to Jackie, and I hated that. It's a lovely name, but it just isn't me, you know? So then I switched back to Blake and confused everyone.

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    1. I am so happy to know i am not the only one who changed their name when they were young!

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  3. Oh yes, names are so important! We had a hard time finding a name for our son. We would go over possible names and I would always shoot them down. I worked at a daycare while in college, and some of the names my husband liked would remind me of a brat, awkward or one that peed his pants.

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    1. hahaha yes, that would make finding a name very difficult!!

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    1. thank you so much! i am really, really in love with him :)

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  5. There's nothing like a baby! Especially one that isnt yours... so you dont have to change diapers :) Or is that just me?

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    1. You are completely right!!!!! being an aunt is all the best parts of having a baby!!

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  6. For my job - a computer. I'm a freelance writer and a legal assistant. For blogging, social media and picmonkey!

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  7. Congratulations on being an auntie again!! Nephews are the best!

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    1. thank you!! they are the best. i miss him i haven't even seen him today!!

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  8. I totally know what you're saying about names (I've always had a weird obsession with names in general.. the whole name thing is just interesting!) I love that you have so many sisters!! I always wanted a sister, in addition to my awesome brother ;) Congratulations, Aunt LAUren! :)

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  9. For my job - Computer and camera. The place I work for runs an ebay store, so we are constantly taking pictures and listing items online.

    Blog - Camera for pictures and my computer (specifically Blogger)!

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  10. I so know what you mean about meeting people with the same name as someone you love. I had a roommate in college with the same name as my sister, so you know, you're predisposed to like them, right? Yeah. lived with her for a year and it was aw.ful. Seems so wrong that they have the same name! :P

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