Shock of all shocks-- We had a girl!

Hi NEs!


Popping in to let you know that we had our third child, a daughter, earlier this week. And thanks to your help and discussion, we named her Georgia Geraldine! She is most likely our last child, so our family now consists of S1mon K3lly, H3nrietta Jane, and G3orgia Geraldine. Simon, Hattie, and Georgia. She was named in honor of her great-grandfather George and great-great-grandmother Geraldine

As always, the name feels a bit arbitrary in the newborn phase and I have some second thoughts. But the reaction of friends and family has been great, and it suits her already somehow. She's teeny (my smallest baby) and sweet and watchful and quiet. I remember those post-partum naming feelings with both my other kids, as well, and I couldn't love their names more or feel they fit them better. I think we made a good choice and I am grateful for your insights and encouragement as we worked through it!


March 30, 2018 10:33 AM

Congratulations!! It's a great name, with a great story. Thank you for updating us all, too.

By EVie
March 30, 2018 10:34 AM

Oh, congratulations!! Beautiful choice. I totally identify with the postpartum doubts. It's hard to think of a newborn as anything but "the baby" until they start engaging with you a little more. Good luck with everything and congrats again!

March 30, 2018 11:22 AM

Congrats, Coll!! I know this was a tough choice for you, but I was so pulling for a girl ;) So happy everyone is here and healthy... And she has a beautiful name!!

March 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Congratulations! She has a great name and I love your completed sib set as well. Thanks for the update. 

March 31, 2018 11:16 AM

Congratulations! Lovely name and lovely set... and I hear you on any name sounding arbitrary in the newborn phase!

April 2, 2018 2:27 PM

Mazel tov! It's always nice when a stranger on the internet uses the name you were pulling for! :D

June 16, 2018 1:35 AM

Hello Coll!  I haven't been around for ages, but what wonderful news and 3 well-named children :) Congratulations!

June 17, 2018 9:50 PM

Congratulations! Lovely name addition!