Since first starting the adoption process we have had our future little girl's name firmly chosen . We chose "Mia" because Dan always liked the name "Maria" and when I quickly vetoed it "Mia" seemed like the perfect compromise. Mia also means "mine" in Latin. Silly as it sounds, it starts with an"M" and ends with a "a" like my name. Perfect choice! Or is it?
Three years is a long time to have a name and still be waiting to use it. Lately my mind has been wondering to all the different girl's names that I like. There are so many and unlike the "n" trend we unintentionally used with the boys, most of my girl's names follow the "a" trend. So why would I want to change names at this point? Am I bored with the name "Mia?" Do I need something "new" and "fresh"? Truth be told, this is my one and only chance to choose a name for my daughter and I want to make sure we choose something that we will always love. I don't want to regret her name choice.
On the other hand, the boys refer to her as "Mia", we refer to her as "Mia". Our blog is "Mia makes 6" not "Emma"! I have countless baby items waiting to be used with "her" name on them. I have Christmas ornaments with "her" name on them. What would I do with all this stuff? Would I regret not using our first name choice and end up mourning the name "Mia"?
I can hear a few select people yelling at the computer screen now shouting "are you kidding me, you can't change her name!" Most likely she will remain "Mia" but if I have to wait too much longer my mind could wonder again and "Mia" could end up "Emma".