Hi, thank you if you read this and decide to weigh in. I'll disclose upfront that I'm currently not-pro on what I'm about to describe (meaning if I weren't me, but rather reading someone else posting about this, I would weigh in with a thumbs down). But, I'm only about 51/49, and curious as to other people's takes.
I am due on/about 7/4/21 with a baby girl. If things work out and she makes it to the starting line of life, I'll need to name her. I've spent three years and tens of thousands of dollars using A.R.T. to try to get her. In that time I (along with my husband; he helped) created a dozen embryos. All but one of them were male, and the one embryo that was a girl was a complex abnormal (+1, +6, -10, +12). I have a 4-year-old son. I had a loss at 19.5 weeks in 2019, that was also a boy. Suffice it to say: I didn't think this second child was ever going to happen at all—but if it did, I certainly thought it would be a boy.
Well, here I sit at almost 18 weeks, and she's going strong, and she is most definitely a she.
I was, for a moment, considering naming her:
I need a "C" (and preferably a "Cl") name for the middle name, to honor someone who is no longer with us. I do not want the middle name to be Clare, Claire, Clair, or any derivation therefrom.
I would like the first name to start with an M, for similar reasons.
The easter egg (sort of) hidden in plain sight in options 1 and 2 above are that the first name and the first three letters of the middle name would spell out "Miracle." Which she surely will be, should she come to be.
I go back and forth on whether this is all too precious by half? Right now I think it is.
Appreciate anyone who cares to weigh in.
Edit — I deeply appreciate everyone's comments, so much. I just made an edit to the above in terms of the autosomal abnormalities; I had them slightly wrong in my original post. The correction is in bold. This is all very fresh and resonant on my mind, as we just got the call from the lab giving us the results of the short tandem repeat testing. (I go into it more in this comment.)
In any event, I send gratitude to everyone who participated in this thread. You've given me wonderful feedback and terrifical... keep reading on reddit ➡