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Friday, October 27, 2006

Enveloping My Mind

Well, lets' see, I think the last post I actually wrote for this blog was about two weeks ago. It was fun posting what someone else had written and then just writing comments.

I have 8 weeks to go on this pregnancy. I am hoping that maybe it will be a little less. The baby is due on December 29. Who wants to have a birthday on December 29? I think December 10th or 11th sounds a lot better. The again, I guess the little person could get stuck making an appearance on the 25th. I really am hoping not. What do you think? When will the fourth Cole child make his/her appearance? Which one of you is a prophet?

Does anyone have any really interesting ideas for a name? I have a perfect idea for a girl, but John and I can't quite find "the one" for a boy. Maybe if you think of a brilliant name and leave it in the comments, it will be the "one" that we have been looking for! Why not? We like unusual names, perhaps old-fashioned, but not weird.

I am tired. I am not my usual enthusiastic self. Pregnancy does this to me.

I opened this post not being sure what I would write about. I guess this post makes it clear what is enveloping my mind these days!

38 Comments:

  • Poor Rose~.

    You already have my votes on names.

    Just a shame you don't like my preferred choice of Seraphim for a boy.

    But go for Violet if it is a girl, please.

    Every Blessing in Christ

    Matthew

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 10/27/2006 10:55 AM  

  • Rose, I do hope the last two months of your pregnancy will not be too uncomfortable for you.

    As far as names go, Jedidiah is coming to mind right now. I don't know why. But you have to admit, "Jedidiah Cole" kinda has a ring too it.

    God bless.

    By Anonymous Gordon Cloud, at 10/27/2006 12:20 PM  

  • For some unknown reason, I think the name "Steven" is very good for a boy ;) hehe

    steve(n) ;)

    By Anonymous Steve Sensenig, at 10/27/2006 2:00 PM  

  • Hi Sis. I agree with Gordon on all counts and I really like his choice for a name too. It does have a great ring to it.

    Matthew really, Seraphim? ;-)

    By Blogger Kc, at 10/27/2006 2:58 PM  

  • Hi Rose~

    Seraphim? Hmmm... not bad.

    JEDIDIAH is a fine name it is the masculine gender יְדִידְיָה (Hebrew) and is pronounced: je-di-DIE-a. It means "beloved of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name given to Solomon by Nathan (cf. 2 Sam 12:25). That does have a pleasant sound. K.C. and Gordon I like it too. I like Andrew, Phillip, Paul, Theophilus, oh yes and Steven, but I do not like Octavian, or Quovidus. I do Like Lewis, L-E-W-I-S! ;~) Poindexter is not an option, nither is Smerdly (sorry Rush)!

    Now if she is a girl I do like Violet, that has a pleasent ring, and I still favor Alexis, or Carlena, but we already have a girl whose name begins with a “C”, but I do not care for Gertrude, or Blanch. No offence intended to Gertrude and Blanch.

    By Blogger J. Wendell, at 10/27/2006 4:42 PM  

  • For a girl I love Alexis, to...

    Blaise (as in Pascal) would be a fine name for a boy...

    By Blogger Even So..., at 10/27/2006 5:20 PM  

  • Hi Rose,

    If you have a girl, you shouldn't name her 'Charlotte' because people would call her 'Char' for short, and with a last name like 'Cole' the problem should be obvious.

    'Charlie' is problematic for the same reason. Hmmm.

    I think for a boy's name, 'Elias Cole' sounds cool. They'd call him 'Eli' for short. No matter what age he was, as he grew, this would make him a unique and interesting person.

    Anyway, you asked for opinions, so those are my thoughts :-)

    By Blogger Cleopas, at 10/27/2006 9:23 PM  

  • >I have 8 weeks to go on this pregnancy. I am hoping that maybe it will be a little less.<

    Try jogging.

    It might also help you with your mind.

    By Blogger Bhedr, at 10/27/2006 11:29 PM  

  • Hi Rose,

    Okay, here's another idea. Actually, it's more of a concept. If it's a boy, how about naming him Zacariah A. Cole?

    Look at his initials this way: ZAC. Hey, that's his first name too! His initials are the same as his first name! He would grown up and think that Dad and Mom were pretty cool for doing it that way :-)

    Or maybe you could try Mac, or Jac, or Ric, or Mic or something like that? Same concept.

    And if it turns out to be a girl, you might still find a cool name for her using the same basic approach.

    In any case, I think one must keep the initials in mind as well. Ever hear of Hyrum Ulysses Grant? He was embarrased because his initials spelled 'hug', so he changed his name to Ulysses S. Grant.

    Apparently such thngs cannot be taken for Granted!

    By Blogger Cleopas, at 10/28/2006 9:32 AM  

  • Creed Allen Cole,

    By Blogger jel, at 10/29/2006 6:24 PM  

  • Jedidiah is one of Phil Johnson's sons. Everyone calls him Jedi for short (pronounced Jed-ee).

    I would not recommend Zane, so how about Jonathan in honor of Jonathan Edwards. I have always loved that name - gift of Yahweh.

    By Blogger Jonathan Moorhead, at 10/29/2006 6:30 PM  

  • If we are going down the theological path, how about Cyrus, author of you-know-what.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 10/30/2006 4:03 AM  

  • Oh Matthew,
    Do not feel sorry for me. I am truly blessed, albeit very tired, but blessed. Seraphim? I want you to name your first son that.
    John keeps trying to talk me into "Cyrus" - that is funny that you would mention it!

    Hi Gordon,
    Jedidiah is kinda neat. I like a multi-syllabic names because our last name is monosyllabic.

    Steve,
    Yes, I like Steven, but then everyone would shorten it to the monosyllabic "Steve" and you know how I feel about that if you read my comment to Gordon. "Steve" goes well with your last name, though. :~)

    Casey,
    Thanks for your contribution?
    ;~)

    By Blogger Rose~, at 10/30/2006 9:23 AM  

  • J. Wendell,
    LEWIS is a last name. Louis is a first name. I know there are exceptions to this, but I have another problem with Lewis. How do you write Louie? Lewie? That just looks stupid. Can't do it!
    What's wrong with Gertrude or Blanch?

    Hi Even So,
    Blaise is neat - except for that monosyllabic thing (read my comment to Gordon). Please, please, lay down another idea?

    Cleopas,
    No one calls my Charlotte "Char-coal". You silly. Did you remember my posts where I talked about my daughter Charlotte? One of my boys is Elliot (English for Elias). Either you are teasing me or you were subconsciously remembering those names. Funny!
    I do like your idea about the initials. Very clever indeed.

    Brian,
    Have you no ideas for names or due dates? I figured you would have the best ideas! Jogging? I will take that under advisement.

    Hi Jel,
    Thanks! I have the monosyllabic objection, though. (read my comment to Gordon.) Please tell me some more ideas! Thanks for playing!

    Jonathan,
    I do like the name Jonathan.
    My husband's name is John, though, and I think it would be confusing.
    Do you really think I would ever name my child after J. Edwards? I don't know about copying off of Phil Johnson either. ;~) More ideas?

    By Blogger Rose~, at 10/30/2006 9:32 AM  

  • Nobody want to guess the due date? Are there no prophets?

    By Blogger Rose~, at 10/30/2006 9:32 AM  

  • david henry or david alan,


    my guess for the baby to show , when he or she wants ! :)


    no really I would say! Dec 10

    By Blogger jel, at 10/30/2006 10:43 AM  

  • Well Rose...Lorens Idea was so awesome that I just don't think I can top it and Zac is a popular name today.

    December the 25th my friend December the 25th! What a wonderful Christmas it will be!!!!

    By Blogger Bhedr, at 10/30/2006 9:04 PM  

  • My family was very secrative about names. We selected my son's name (the youngest in our family) when my wife and I were engaged. Later, when my wife was pregnant with our son, my cousin called to try to reserve the first and middle name for their sone that was due a few weeks after our son (we did not let people know what the results of the ultrasound was). I told my cousin we picked the names long ago, and we're sticking to the names, and that they're welcome to use any names they please.

    Well, when our son was born, my cousin was angry that we "stole" their name. My cousin and his wife chose a different first an middle name.

    I like Jonathan Moorhead's selection of Jonathan for the same reason. Jonathan Edwards was a master theologian and philosopher. Then there is John, for John Calvin (or Jean, because was French, or John for John Piper). Augustine (those theologically in the know pronouce it: August-ten).

    I've stirred up enough for now. I blame it all on the drugs I'm on from the hernia surgery I had yesterday, so I'm not repsonsible. :o)

    By Blogger Earl, at 10/31/2006 4:37 AM  

  • A Christmas Eve delivery - my prognastication is almost perfect ... just stone me with (very small) pebbles if I'm wrong :)

    The name? What about Bob? If you watch Seinfeld much the name would have to be "Seven" or "Soda". But seriously, what about Bob? So many famous Bobs - Barker, Schuller, Eubanks ... and of course Kansas Bob :)

    Joyfilled blessings to you Rose for these last two months!

    By Anonymous Kansas Bob, at 10/31/2006 8:04 AM  

  • My uninspired and fallible prophecy is Dec 21 at 8:04 PM Eastern Standard Time after just 4 hours of labor...

    (Boy will I be quite startled if I am anywhere close on any of this!!! hehe)

    steve :)

    By Anonymous Steve Sensenig, at 10/31/2006 6:00 PM  

  • Hi jel,
    You like David, eh? I like it too. I'm thinking ...
    I hope you are right about the due date. I really really hope you are right in your prognostication!

    Brian,
    I really really hope that you are wrong about your prognostication! Who wants a birthday on Christmas? I think that would not be so much fun for a kid. Maybe I will have to open my mind to that idea, though!
    I like Loren's idea too.

    Hi Earl!
    Oh, all those guys you mentioned ... my heroes all! I don't know which of them to name my child for. What to do, what to do...
    I liked your story about the family secret :~)

    By Blogger Rose~, at 10/31/2006 9:33 PM  

  • Bob,
    I will get my small pebbles ready. ;~)
    Thank you for the well wishes. My oldest son (10) wants us to name the baby "Bob". Honestly. He says it is "fun to say". ;~)

    Steve,
    I like your prophecy a little better. Early and before Chrsitmas. OK, OK. We're getting warmer. Maybe you will be the true prophet. The 4 hours of labor sounds better than what I am used to also. hehe

    By Blogger Rose~, at 10/31/2006 9:36 PM  

  • The waters going to break just after Christmass dinner.

    Hummmmm....Hummmmm. I am putting my fingers to my head. I also have Johnny Carsons old turban on right now.

    By Blogger Bhedr, at 10/31/2006 10:29 PM  

  • But if you go Jogging then Maybe Thanksgiving day will be a surprise.

    By Blogger Bhedr, at 10/31/2006 10:31 PM  

  • Hi Rose,
    I like the name David, It's a strong name , and a I know of some David's that are nice guy's


    I would have to agree with bhedr, about the baby coming about thanksgiving, just as you are bout to sit down for dinner! that thought pop into my head after I wrote down dec 10,

    I do pray that you have a easy time of it , and to that JW don't kiss the floor :)


    Blessing

    By Blogger jel, at 11/01/2006 6:48 AM  

  • Hi Rose,

    Being in labor on Christmas Day was great! I can't say Christmas dinner was all that tasty though that year. Hospital food, yuck.

    I don't have any inspired baby names for you. Sorry. Please make John promise to guest blog for you to let us all know when the blessed event occurs!

    By Anonymous MAS, at 11/01/2006 9:02 AM  

  • Heeeeyyyyyyyyy I was born on December 29th! Thank you very much! ;-)

    I like Josiah or Kyle for a boy. And I like Julie, Elizabeth, Samantha, Kylie or Lauren for a girl.

    By Blogger Dawn, at 11/01/2006 12:07 PM  

  • Oh! I forgot that I also like Kelly for a boy and Kelli for a girl. :-)

    By Blogger Dawn, at 11/01/2006 12:08 PM  

  • Very funny, Brian! I remember J. Carson's turbin! Christmas dinner - bah humbug. Thanksgiving may be a bit early though. We ant the little girl or boy to be fully cooked, but not overdone. :~)

    Jel,
    I don't think JW will kiss the floor - he has been pretty strong in these endeavors in the past. Thanks for your comments. They brightened my day!

    Mary,
    Yes, I will tell John to add guest blogging to his list of things to do! haha. I am certain that he will do it either way. We will let our dear blog friends know, of course. You all are such an encouragement.

    Hi Dawn,
    Thanks for the info! John was born on Decemeber 31. I think that is cutting it a bit close for our child tax deduction and credit, don't you think? Thanks for the baby names, but, er, uh, I am not really into "unisex" names. Now I will run away screaming out a Jack Hyles rant.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 11/02/2006 10:51 AM  

  • I predict December 22, and I'll give you the whole 24 hour window ;).

    I am personally a big fan of Brenden (or Brendan if you prefer the more common spelling) for a boy's name.

    By Blogger The IBEX Scribe, at 11/02/2006 9:45 PM  

  • Rose, I didn't read most of the comments. I think Kris would be an excellent name though, for a boy. His mind stays "enveloped" most of the time.

    By Blogger Kris, at 11/03/2006 5:28 PM  

  • I like Josiah for a boy, or possibly Ezra, Simon or Uriah - all would sound good with a last name like Cole. If I stray from biblical names, I like Seamus (shay-mus), Ogilve, or Sebastian. My kids all have odd names.

    By Blogger Daniel, at 11/03/2006 6:06 PM  

  • Hi Angie,
    I am glad you visited. December 22? Hmmm ... I guess that would be better than the 24, 25, or 26. I would push it back another week or two if it were up to me! We shall see.

    Your sugeestions for names are good.


    Hey Kris,
    Is "Kris" short for "Kristopher"?
    Thanks for visiting.

    Daniel,
    Long time no see around RR. I have a son named SIMON! He is our youngest and a delight to me. I really like the first few suggestions you have left. I have been pondering Ezra, but hadn't thought of Uriah. Great ideas!

    I don't like the extremely Irish sounding Seamus. ... and Ogilvie? (really?)
    I do like Sebastian. That one is on the short list with Ezra.
    Thanks for your contribution!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 11/06/2006 9:45 AM  

  • My wife didn't like Ogilve (oh-gil-vee) either, and you should have heard her laugh at my other choices (Copernicus and Isosceles) - as middle names mind you, but she would have none of that. Sigh.

    By Blogger Daniel, at 11/06/2006 1:17 PM  

  • Would you really name your child after a triangle? (I know - the triangle was probably named after a man or some other such fact of which I am unaware, but when I read "Isosceles", I thought of a triangle.)

    (I laughed at Olgilvie too)

    By Blogger Rose~, at 11/06/2006 1:43 PM  

  • Rose - I really would have. Even though Isosceles is simply Greek for "equal legs" it sounds like it could be an ancient mathematician's name - and that makes it cool.

    By Blogger Daniel, at 11/06/2006 5:02 PM  

  • Rose~ A friend shared your blogsite with me and I must say, it has been fun. Can you believe that? I've enjoyed reading about your trials in becoming a mother again? Names...I like Reasyn for a boy or girl. I also like Selah for either. I picked Reasyn spelled with a "Y" because of your blogname. The "Y" is because we sometimes reason Y with God, only to discover the Y is the last thing we care about. Then you could always name it Selah. In the Bible means pause, think about it. You find it after several verses in the Psalms. And I believe that is what you have been doing these past months, thinking about it. I had a friend who was born on the 25th of December. She hated it as a child. But when she grew older, she said it was such a joy to share her Savior's birthday celebration with her own. Nice to find you. SelahV

    By Anonymous SelahV, at 11/10/2006 5:18 AM  

  • Rose~ A friend shared your blogsite with me and I must say, it has been fun. Can you believe that? I've enjoyed reading about your trials in becoming a mother again? Names...I like Reasyn for a boy or girl. I also like Selah for either. I picked Reasyn spelled with a "Y" because of your blogname. The "Y" is because we sometimes reason Y with God, only to discover the Y is the last thing we care about. Then you could always name it Selah. In the Bible means pause, think about it. You find it after several verses in the Psalms. And I believe that is what you have been doing these past months, thinking about it. I had a friend who was born on the 25th of December. She hated it as a child. But when she grew older, she said it was such a joy to share her Savior's birthday celebration with her own. Nice to find you. SelahV

    By Anonymous SelahV, at 11/10/2006 5:19 AM  

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