I don't know that this baby is ever going to have a name. Matt's not really talking about it at all except to shoot down my ideas. *sigh*
Pronounced like Reese, it means "ardent defender of mankind." Mankind can use a few more of those. But there are two problems, both of which mean I can't use it, as much as I love it.
#1. My sister-in-law Amber has laid prior claim. Of course, I didn't know that when I fell in love with this name. But I just can't do that. "ha ha, I'm pregnant, so I'm stealing your name!" I'm not that terrible of a person.
#2. Matt doesn't like it. I run into this one a lot.
It means "fair one from the meadow." Yes, I got it from Harry Potter. Yes, I'd want to call her Ginny. Adrienne thinks the Harry Potter connection would get her made fun of. I think that only really hardcore Harry Potter fans realize that Ginny Weasley's name is really Ginevra anyway. (yep, that tells you something about me.) Matt hasn't actually given me a response to this one, as I mentioned it over IM and I keep forgetting to bring it up when we're on the phone.
So, especially since I think this little one is a boy (more about that in a second), we're back to the drawing board. I need to find something I think is as perfect as Rhys Alexander, so I can actually lay it to rest. Any suggestions would be WONDERFUL!
Why do I think it's a boy? Well, I suddenly stopped throwing up last Thursday. I feel great. I haven't had to take nausea medication or anything. It's wonderful. It actually really freaked me out at first (since I suddenly stopped feeling pregnant) but now I'm starting to enjoy myself, since I've had no definite signs of a problem. Yay! I CAN be pregnant and not throw up! It IS possible!