How a Mother Hen Names Her Chicks

One of the most fun (and perhaps most frustrating) parts of being an expectant parent is choosing a name for the new baby. Although we have tossed a couple of possibilities back and forth, we have not really gotten serious about what we will call Baby #3. Still, the whole idea has got me thinking about how I will incorporate our anticipated arrival into my blog.

When I first started this blog, I decided to categorize my children as Thing 1 and Thing 2. It was easy yet whimsical, so it suited my style. This designation has never really worked for me, though. In fact, other than being listed as such on one page and in the categories, I have never referred to the kids by these monikers. With another little thing on the way, I now need to reevaluate this scheme because there is no Thing 3.

Thus, I have decided to finally assign my family their blog names. Here they are:

Omelette — This was my older daughter’s nickname when she was a baby.

Early Bird — This name is fitting for my younger daughter, who made her first appearance three months early.

Hatchling — When I first found out I was pregnant, the man and I decided to keep it hush-hush, but the very next day he told his dad. He then called me to say that he had “let the egg out of the hatch.” So this seems an appropriate way to refer to the newest of our brood.

Roostler — I have always referred to the man of the house simply as “the man.” But, as I am giving names to everyone else, I ought to go ahead and give him one as well. In keeping with the egg/chicken theme, I’m going to call him the Ruler of the Roost, or Roostler for short.

As for me, I’m no spring chicken, but that’s another story.


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2 Responses to How a Mother Hen Names Her Chicks

  1. Love this! Baguette got her blog name before she got her real name. If we’re able to have a second child, I’ve got that name picked out, too. Like your choices, it would continue a theme.

    • zomelie says:

      Thanks! I have agonized over this for months. I wanted to give everybody names, but like actually naming a baby, the process is tedious because you have to stick with what you choose.

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