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May 14th, 2013 10:38 PM #36
Jennifer is a hard name to work with!! Because you have Abigail-Dawn my preference would be to use Jennifer first with a one-syllable second name e.g.: Jennifer-Mae
Jennifer-Kate (pure) or spelt Cate/Cait
Jennifer-Jane (God is gracious)
Jennifer-Blythe (free-spirit, happy, carefree)
If they don't like any here is a list of one syllable girl names:
I just saw the update... Jennifer Lin is lovely!
Last edited by milenaviolet; May 14th, 2013 at 10:39 PM. Reason: Saw the update
May 14th, 2013 11:45 PM #38
I suggest that if they really wanted the girls to feel like they "fit in" with their new family, they change the names of all the children already in the home to Chinese names. Otherwise it's not actually about their adoptive daughters at all, is it?
| Eloise & Matilda | Sylvie & Faye | Alice & Elliot |
| Jules & Ivan | Marigold & Juniper | Atlas & August | Marlowe & Cordelia |
| Dashiell & Roscoe | Simon & Wallace | Jane & Iris |
May 15th, 2013 12:10 AM #40
It is NOT a term of endearment, Mei Mei (妹妹) MEANS younger sister. Sorry but I feel the need to correct that since I am "proficient" in Chinese (I'm half Chinese, but don't consider myself fluent since I didn't learn till I was older). So for them to call her that isn't really correct. Only the older sister can call her mei mei. Sorry again, but this bugs me a bit since it's incorrect use of a language and something I feel the family should know if they are adopting from another country....
Last edited by catloverd; May 15th, 2013 at 12:14 AM.
May 15th, 2013 12:12 AM #42
This is an old thread, I just thought Berries who had helped brainstorm earlier would be interested to know:
Just wanted to post an update on this! They girls are finally home in the U.S.A. The family are calling them Abigail and Jen, but sometimes I hear their Chinese names too. They have only been home a very short time so there will surely be a period of adjustment, and probably eventually one or both of the girls expressing an opinion on what she wants to be called. If anyone is interested, you can check out the family's blog here and see a picture of them when they were in China.