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Thread: nickname for a new foster baby
May 17th, 2015 09:20 AM #1Junior Member
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nickname for a new foster baby
We brought home a newborn baby from the hospital. I don't love her given name and while I have to use it with the state, I'd like to consider a name for her that has a good meaning that we can call her. If she goes back to her mom, then obviously she'd stay with her given name, but if she were to be adopted then this would be the name we'd use.
I want meanings that represent foster care or adoption like protected, new life, wanted, cherished, etc.
I am not partial to single syllable names, and I like flowery girly names, but also unique, not ones on top 50 or 100 usually.
what do you guys recommend?
May 17th, 2015 09:44 AM #3
I think depedning on how long you'll have her and how likely it is that she will go back to her mother, it might make sense to use a name that isn't too different to her birth name that would be used there, as she wouldn't have to get used to a whole different name (that makes sense if she stays with you for quite a while).
Other than that you might like: Clara (bright/clear), Lucy (light), Helena (shining light), Annabel (loving), Esme (loved), Felicity (good fortune, happy), Lettie (joy, gladness from Letitia)Alice Matilda | Flora Penelope | Rose Lavinia | Ada Rosalind
Charlotte - Clara - Cordelia - Emma - Arthur - August - Elliott - Henry - Hugo
May 17th, 2015 10:36 AM #5
What is her name? Maybe a spinoff or shortened version of that.
May 17th, 2015 11:00 AM #7
Damaris (gentle woman)
Chelsea (safe harbor)
January (first month/new year/representing new beginnings)
Janvier (french ^)
Any tree or plant is symbolic of new beginnings and being rooted somewhere:
.... Seren .... Clarity ... Verity ... Charity ... or something to do with the month you began fostering her: Mae, Maylin, Maeve, Maybelle, Maeva, Maven, Maelys (MAY-liss)Abigail Tamsin
May 17th, 2015 11:17 AM #9
I agree that it should be something that correlates to her current given name to lessen any confusion should she go to her mother later on. Either that, or a more pet-name type name, which any little baby might be called, and then if she winds up permanently in your custody you can extend that into a more formal name.