I spent so much time of my pregnancy with Ro trying to come up with the perfect name, scouring baby name websites and downloading countless name apps to finally decide on a name. Now she is here, her brother has decided he is going to call her a new name, and it’s starting to stick.
You all know how it is, you find out your pregnant and the baby name search starts. I did wait until after I got past 13 weeks until I started thinking of baby names, and the names had to fit the 2 key points I wanted in a name for both my children.
- The ability to shorten their name is one of them. This was born out of years of frustration as a teen of my name not really lending itself to be shortened.
- Low risk they will have to sustain the ridicule when popular songs and bands had it in the name .This was also because of my time as a teen, when George Micheal brought out Faith and band called Faith No More were in the charts
I finally settled on a name for Ro, 2 weeks before I was being induced. I did however do a complete 360 on her name, as it was the first name I wanted, then as I was going through the baby name apps and websites I made a new list of other names and dropped that first name off the list, only to return back to that first name. Luckily it was a unisex name as they couldn’t quite tell me what I was having.
I now know I shouldn’t have worried about point 1, because J has now given her a nickname, completely unrelated to her name.
He has started calling her Ge-Ge ( that’s how I have been told its spelt by J) and she responds to it. It came from earlier on when J wanted Ro to smile, he would make some baby sounds (Ge-Ge, Go-Go, Ge-Ge) in a rhythmic sound and she loved it, huge smiles and excited movements to match. Then about 2 months ago, he started calling her Ge-Ge and now even Daddy has started calling her it !
I have now become resigned to the fact she could grow up being known as Ge-Ge, sorry Ro! Although it could be worse, a lot worse.