Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What's In A Name? A lot, apparently.

So, this new baby's name is Lucinda, right? Well, maybe.

I had a dream the other night. No, it wasn't the one where crocodiles come into my backyard and I have to walk on their heads to escape, nor was it the one where I'm on the edge of a giant rocky cliff and I have to keep preventing my dog from jumping to her death. Nor is it the one where I'm trying to catch a flight but can't get to the airport. I'm sure these all have deep meaning that I should investigate with a psychologist but I don't have that kind of time. No, this one went something like this:

I walked into the adoption center in Seoul, but it wasn't really the adoption center but whatever, it was probably a McDonald's or something. Anyway, I saw a baby sitting there but I couldn't make out what she/he looked like but for some reason I knew she was our kid. I told the lady I was there to pick up a baby and she was like "name" and I said :Eun Seo" and she checked her clipboard. She said they didn't have a baby named Eun Seo so I pointed to the one sitting there and said "she's right there." The lady told me that baby's name was Charlotte, not Eun Seo and then I argued this point with her for what seemed like hours. Finally, I went into my big blue adoption bag and found a manila envelope with her paperwork in it and when I pulled it out, I saw that it had the name "Chuck" on it and all of a sudden I was like "OMG, you're right, her name IS Charlotte!" Then I woke up.

Well, now I don't know what to do, so here's what I'm doing. We're not naming her anything until we meet her and see who she looks like. A name is a big gigantic huge deal to me and I don't want to regret it. I named a dog after an obscure band from the 90s and a few years later made a mental note to not name dogs after obscure 90s bands anymore so I take this shit seriously. So, she's back to Eunie for now. FOR NOW. My brain works in mysterious ways and we have a lot of time before we meet her so I can't guarantee anything.

2 comments:

Kait said...

I thought I had the names for the boys all figured out. While I was busy patting myself on the back for being so ahead of the game I realized "Hey genius, you haven't even seen these kids yet. What if you look at one of them and decide he looks like a totally different name?!"

So I'm right there with you. We have a short list of name options but we're reserving final judgement until we see them and hold them and learn more about them.

For what it's worth I like Eunie. And Lucinda. And Charlotte/Chuck. Since I know you need my approval before naming your kid.

Amy, Jeff and Kimchi said...

Of course we do. What do you think this is?

No, all kidding aside, you are right. I need to reserve my decision until we see her and I really like calling her Eunie so why take that away from myself?