A Mom's letters of love to her baby daughter.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


My Darling Daughter,
Before you were born, I spent months contemplating your name. I sat for hours with my book of 60,000 baby names, systematically reading through the alphabet, taking notes on meanings, and waiting for the muse to strike.
I had quite a long list of requirements for your name. It had to be 2 or 3 syllables - no more, no less. It had to be relatively easy to spell. It could not be in the Top 50 Baby Names list in recent years, but couldn't be an "unheard of" or totally unique name either. Finally, and most importantly of all, it had to be a name that could NOT have a nickname. 
And yet my dear, you have a nickname.  Everyone, from your Aunt B to the ladies at daycare, calls you "Princess."
Well, if the shoe fits... :-)

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