Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Baby Naming

I've been at my parents' house this week, and the other day we were talking about the Native American custom of mothers naming their children the first thing they saw after giving birth. (Running Deer, etc.) If I had followed this custom, my kids would have names like "Operating Room Ceiling," "Face of Anesthesiologist," and "Husband Passed Out Cold on Floor."

OK, that last one never happened. So what would your kids' names be?


  • At Tue Jul 05, 08:45:00 AM, Blogger GraceSaves said…

    I believe after my rediculously long, all night labor, her name would have been "back of my eyelids" The first thing I did was close my eyes, of course, then they handed her to me. :-D later

    ><>In HIM<><

  • At Tue Jul 05, 01:55:00 PM, Blogger Sarah P said…

    You never heard the one about the brother named "Running Deer", the sister named "Soaring Eagle" and the youngest named "Pooping Dog?"...That's a classic.

  • At Tue Jul 05, 05:20:00 PM, Blogger elizabeth said…

    I could do "Husband Passed Out Cold On Floor"!

    Flashes in Face

    Running Water (I cried uncontrollably after each one!)

  • At Wed Jul 06, 07:17:00 AM, Blogger Jana said…

    According to this tradition, my son would likely be named "Obstetrician Coming At My Nether Regions With Large Needle".

  • At Wed Jul 06, 08:10:00 AM, Blogger Keith Brenton said…

    If it was up to fathers to name the babies, then both of mine would have the name "Gasping Speechless on the Telephone."

    They're adopted, you see!

  • At Mon Jul 11, 11:57:00 PM, Blogger Adele Dodd said…

    I named both of my children. If I had done the Native way, my son would have been "Broad Shoulders" because that is exactly what the doctor said "My this baby has the broadest shoulders" and my girl would have been named "Still". Because she wouldn't make a sound, and she barely moved when I carried her. The only thing the same doctor said was, "my this is a big baby". My daughter was smacked but didn't make a sound. A minute or two later the nurse smacked her again and she let the world know right then she wasn't putting up with that stuff. She hasn't changed a whole lot. She still is "Still" until someone pushes her little buttons.
    Adele Dodd


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