I think if I'd known I was going to have twin boys who would have such a hard time learning to talk, I might have given my firstborn an easier name to pronounce. With the L and the Z, it's a lisper's nightmare.
Here's a short list of some of the names the boys have called their sister:
This morning I think, I THINK, AJ was saying "hi Aliza." It came out more like "hi Sea-ah." Pretty close, actually.
"I think he just called me Isaiah." Aliza said.
Although on second thought I don't know if I would have named her something else, because I loved her name so very much. When we were pregnant with her we didn't know she was a girl, and I told everyone that if this baby wasn't a girl that I could name Aliza Jewel, I was going to change my own name to that.
Now she tells me, if it were up to her, her name would be Sarah. Or something you can find printed on a mug. I understand that, too. I always wanted to be Jenny or Amy. Bonnie was almost never on a mug.
The Dentist, part two. 23 years in the making.
2 weeks ago