So. My appologies for neglecting to reply to each and every one of you for your fantastic help last week.
I had to have surgery on [name]Wednesday[/name] Hopefully, the last of my medical issues related to her birth (chronic endometritis, now it appears they may have removed the underlying cause- a small, infected retained piece of my placenta- nearly FIVE months out… part of how we ended up in this situation in the first place, I have been SO ill. Regardless, this is my plea to come back and ask you all one more question)
In short, I shared your suggestions with DH… I believe it was lamps, diedre and scareletsmom who suggested [name]Aster[/name] (forgive me if there were others I’m leaving out).
We both love [name]Aster[/name]. [name]Aster[/name] [name]Miriam[/name], I love the way it sounds, I really do. It makes me happy to call her [name]Aster[/name]. It is a beautiful flower and, according to some sources means ‘star’. It is soft and naturey, but also can be taken seriously [name]IMO[/name]. Simply lovely. DH agrees. Honestly, the first name we have AGREED upon.
HOWEVER… we are very, very worried about the potential for “ass” teasing. Should we be?
Also, as I’ve said before, our boy’s name was [name]Asher[/name]. I’m very attached to [name]Asher[/name]. I have namers remorse over my DS that I DIDN’T name him [name]Asher[/name]. [name]Asher[/name] and [name]Aster[/name] are way too close for a sib-set, yes? (it may be the sound-alike quality to [name]Asher[/name] that DH and I agree on)
and as a sad consideration, it looks like I may have permanent damage to my fertility due to this prolonged uterine infection so the possibility of another child may not exist. If you think we should use [name]Aster[/name], how much weight do we put on loving [name]Asher[/name] when I may or may not be able to have more children? (we were planning one more)
We have agreed that if people (meaning, you all and another board I post on- don’t want to go to people [name]IRL[/name] anymore) think [name]Aster[/name] is a cruel moniker to put on her, we will name her [name]Blythe[/name]. [name]Blythe[/name] is happy and sweet and so is she. We haven’t set a date for her name because I have been so ill, but realize it must be soon. For her and for us.
Thank you. again.
*edited to ask another question- teasing aside, what do you think of [name]Aster[/name]? To me, it is a light, beautiful, floral name inspired by Greek mythology. I’ve gotten feedback from other places that it is harsh and/or a boy’s name. wdyt?