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Ms. Elaine Kneeous

Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.

Hello! My name is Girl.

Kevin & I had a difficult time selecting our future child’s name.  We were one of the few couples who didn’t know our baby’s gender in advance, so we needed to finalize both a boy and girl name.  We didn’t argue over any names, it was just tough for us to narrow down such an important choice.  I insisted on only one thing:  our baby’s middle name would be his mom’s or dad’s first name.  It was an important tribute to them and at the time I didn’t realize how soon I’d be grateful for that decision.

We thought about evil nick names that could be generated.  We searched our memories to make sure we never knew a nasty kid in school with the same name.  Clearly it could not be the name of an ex-Significant Other.  We joked too… how would it sound when we’d yell across the street:  “So-and-So, come home for dinner!!!!!”?

We wanted a pleasant connotation associated with it although etymology wasn’t our major decision-maker.  Obviously when we learned the meaning (lovely) and origin (Ireland) it wasn’t long before we made up our minds:  Kyla Audrey would grace our lives.

I’m sure that many of my readers who are parents can share similar name-selection stories.  It’s a huge undertaking, considering your bundle of joy is going to carry that moniker around with them forever.

Taking all of the above in to consideration is enough.  Can you imagine if our bungling bureaucrats who run our country would also have to APPROVE your child’s name before you can officially name them?  Seriously?  Our rights are being trampled on every single day in the name of safety, health, economic prosperity, security, etc.  If some nitwit in Washington had told us we couldn’t name Kyla “Kyla” we would have politely told them to go to Hell.

Meanwhile, over in Iceland, Blaer is fighting desperately to keep her name.  WOW.

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