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What's in a Name?

By HERWriter March 15, 2011 - 5:05pm

Choosing a name for a baby is such a big decision. Some couples have the names already picked out before they even find out they're pregnant. Others decide to wait until the baby is born. Please share with us the name (if you had one) for your miscarried/stillborn baby. If you lost a baby/child after he or she was born, please share his or her name with us, too.

By HERWriter March 15, 2011 - 5:09pm

My lost baby's name was Naomi Colleen Irmgard.

Naomi was my great-grandmother's name on my father's side. I had never met her, but I found out about her through some family tree research. I have always loved that name. My husband at the time hated it.

Colleen was my mother's name, who died of breast cancer when I was 9. My husband at the time didn't have any objection to that name.

Irmgard is an odd name I know. It was my husband's grandmother's name (he very emphatically stated that she was not my grandmother...but that's for another group). She is a wonderful lady and I have come to love her very much, as though she were my own grandmother.

I didn't have a name picked out for a boy at the time--at least I don't recall that I did.

March 15, 2011 - 5:09pm

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