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December 10th, 2010, 08:02 AM
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You know how it is. Someone introduces themselves and they have the same name as your baby. "Hi, my name is Cora/Colm/Malachi/Katrina/Ethan . . ." And your heart just stops.

Well, Ethan is a pretty common name, so my heart stops a lot. And then my PR got a new co-host - named EthansMomma. I just knew I was in trouble. Her posts always were a trigger.

But I guess I've made some progress in my grief, because after a few days, she wasn't a reminder, just a co-host.

I feel pretty good about this.

Thank you Vicki for my awesome siggy!!

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December 10th, 2010, 08:19 AM
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That's a huge step...you deserve to feel good about this!!!
Way to go and atta girl!!!!
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December 10th, 2010, 08:48 AM
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That's great. Eli is a pretty common name too and it always stops me in my tracks when I hear another momma call out Eli when talking to her son.
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December 10th, 2010, 09:50 AM
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Cora's becoming increasingly common too. *sigh*

Yeah, I'm proud of you.
Thanks to babydoll213 for the siggy! My kids' blog Cora's blog

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December 10th, 2010, 10:21 AM
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Proud of you, that's a biggie. We had our first student named Makenzie at the school this year, I guess 13 years of not having to see another child with the name has been long enough!

That is a huge step, especially when you have to see it when in the PR.

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December 10th, 2010, 12:20 PM
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Katrina's not a real common name (especially nowadays) and although I personally don't know any other Katrina's, but funny enough, soooo many people on my facebook have friends named Katrina (I see them responding to my friends' status' or on their photos, etc). It used to trigger something for me (sometimes still does), but for the most part I've been able to deal with it when I see/hear her name.

I know where you're coming from though.

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December 10th, 2010, 12:21 PM
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That's good. Sometimes it is hard to move on.

Thank you so much for the awesome siggie Claire
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December 10th, 2010, 07:21 PM
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That is really great progress. Colm is such a rare name that other than a few celebrities I have not run into anyone with his name.

When they persisted in questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "Let the person among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." John 8:7
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December 11th, 2010, 02:41 AM
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wow thats a huge step rebecca

jessica is popular there is a jessica in the playgroup i work in and saying her name aloud hearing my self saying it was hard! and hearing someone ese say it too is hard

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December 16th, 2010, 04:12 PM
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Sometimes I wish we had given Matthew a less common name for that exact reason. It's getting a little easier though- my friend's son's name is Matthew and I always ask about him by name and for some reason that's OK, but meeting a random person whose son is Matthew or hearing a parent call out "Matthew" is harder.

Annalise is hoping to be a big sister on June 28, 2014. Forever missing her big brother, Matthew, stillborn on July 1, 2010.
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