Hi everybody from New Zealand!
I am having twin girls in 6 weeks time. I am having a little bit of trouble finding a name to go with Gemma. We are not doing middle names, we just need a cute sister name!
Does Gemma and Jessie work?
Gemma and Harlow?
Other favorites are Eden, Lucy, Sidney, Ruby and Kaia.
You are all so creative and its so great hearing name suggestions from abroad!
Just wondering. Maybe it's a thing widows do when they remarry?
So, long-winded, over-thought out posts are my thing - a thing I’m trying to avoid. So I’ll make this as simple as possible.
I’m a 29F and a mother of a 2 year old who works in tech in a high-pressure sales career. I have been diagnosed with GAD/ADD since I was 14 but only began medication for both regularly (when my ADD allows me) for just over a year now.
To put this plainly - my anxiety (specifically health anxiety) has been taking the wheel lately and I feel like an absolute failure. To the point where I’m obsessing over my RHR (which is obviously slightly higher when taking Adderall) and my meds and worried that they’re damaging my body, along with other things I ingest daily (yes, everything).
I have been in a great place since actually seeking treatment and regularly taking medication prescribed by my PCP for a year (Adderall 20 mg x2 daily / Celexa 10 mg). I only usually take 30 mg of my Adderall daily.
I’ve accomplished so much that I never thought I would be able to and have felt more confident in motherhood. However, I recently switched jobs to an AMAZING job with huge financial and career potential and all of a sudden I feel like I’m falling apart? I feel like I’m going to die every day (this is how my anxiety manifests itself) whether it be from a heart attack or cancer or any terminal tragic thing I can think of. Self sabotage at its finest. It feels like my ADD/GAD just came back full swing out of nowhere, I’m not sure where to go from here.
Now that this awful feeling is happening and I feel so discouraged, I’ve toyed with the idea of not taking my meds at all anymore to help and have went consecutive days without Adderall and it made my anxiety even worse. Like horribly bad, so I don’t think that is the culprit.
I’ve been completing a CBT workbook which is really helping more and more each day. I just hate this part about myself and I hate even admitting to people I take medication, I shared with a friend i took Adderall and they immediately said “Wow Gem, isn’t that pretty much meth?” And that sent my health anxiety skyrocketing. I’m over thinking everything and not accomplishing anything.
Does anyone else cope with this internal battle? Should I stop taking meds or give something else a chance? I have an appointment with my PCP in the next few weeks, but I’m worried she’ll prescribe me something that will make me feel worse or even worse: prescribe me ANOTHER med on top of the two I take (Adderall and Celexa).
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We’re expecting a little girl in March and both agreed to the first name Gemma months ago. Now we’re conflicted on middle names.
Some we like are Rose, Rae, Fay (my moms middle name), and Marilou (a combo of our moms first names). We’d love to hear what others think and if you have any other suggestions for us.
Last name is McBane, if that helps.
Thanks in advance!
So I'm verrrrry newly pregnant and just thinking of names as fun since I still have all the time in the world. I have 2 boy names chosen but struggling with girls. My daughter's name is Athena Elise. The girl names I like so far are Gemma, Lyra, Juliet, and Cordelia. Which name do you like best and goes best with Athena as a sibling? Is Gemma with a M last name (begins with Mo) too repetitive? Also, if you have any other names you think I would like, please post them!
What are the odds one will be called Sinead?
And any guesses on their surname?
The Gemma Doyle Trilogy is a series of fantasy books by Libba Bray that takes place at a ladies' finishing school in 1895 London (there are also some characters from Bombay, now known as Mumbai. Oh, and also a magical world called the Realms). I remember loving the names of the characters when I first read the books as a teenager and I really think they influenced my current taste in names, so I thought I'd share! In no particular order:
It makes me cringe so hard every time I see it spelled wrong.
I’m not sure what else! I remember her name was Gemma, I believe the title had something with the word bubblegum in it? And was really long?
She has a crush on this guy who’s also in the play. He’s kind of mean to her? Or maybe their characters in the play are?
I read this book like 3 times lol. I got it from the library as a teen. The main character I believe was 15 or so. I read Angus, Thongs, and Perfect-Snogging around this time as well so they keep getting mixed up in my head!
I remember the cover perhaps had letters in pink blocks on it? I spent so much time in the library as a teen and I’ve tried googling this so many times!
ETA: I asked my sister (who had never read the book) after I had been googling and reading websites for about an hour today.
The book is The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It by Lisa Shanahan.
It’s a girl blowing bubblegum on the cover.
Hi all, we are expecting our second child in June. Our top name at the moment is Gemma. We are having a heck of a time coming up with a middle name, though. Her older brother is James Knox and our last name is similar to Coney. What I love about my son's middle name is that it's strong and unique. We had a ton of middle names set aside for a boy and everything for a girl feels so... soft.
I had wanted to give her the middle name Calliope, as that was my grandmother's name. I think DH is having trouble with the way I pronounce it though, he says it sounds too exotic. I pronounce it Cal-yo-pee. Also, we cannot use Grace or Rose for her middle name.
Here's what we've come up with so far. DH is not wowed by any of them, and truthfully, neither am I.
*Gemma Hermione *Gemma Ann-Marie *Gemma Emilia *Gemma Artemis *Gemma Gabrielle
I'd appreciate any suggestions! Thanks guys.
Hi, my name is [Hanelaney Gemma Inferno Queso Olivia Patricia Grrggrrll Noodle River Greeny TheThingWithManyTeeth Jacob nALASKAed Yemen Elf Muroomber].
I have 14 sisters named after my middle name their names are Gemma, Inferno, Queso, Olivia, Elf (curtain for short) Patrician (she's special), Grrggrrll (pronounced Mouse), Noodle(lamp for short) River, Greeny (pronounced Sexy People Can’t Die, Mom), TheThingWithManyTeeth, Jacob, nALASKAed (that's how it was spelled on her birth certificate), and Yemen (she was born in China).
I have one BROTH named saMANtha (that's also how it was spelled on his birth certificate). My parents were very confused about how the baby naming process was supposed to work. My parents wanted no gender rolls because they are the worst kind of bread.
I'm marriage a stove, his name is stove. We are having a child and naming them Campbell’s Chunky Soup because that is Stove’s favorite food to cook. We also have a kid named Desk. And we have a kid name Okaysweatyhavefunatschoool. Oops I farted. Yes it is actually spelled Okaysweatyhavefunatschoool. Yes it is actually spelled Okaysweatyhavefunatschoool.
My friend once I have to fart again sharted glass and made a mirror out of it. It still has poop in it but #Balloon.
I also have 4 more children named Jacob, Jake, and Bocaj (for short) and I forgot the last ones name.
I can ONLY see when touching a beard and smelling Bocaj tonsil's with my feet at the same time. I am able to use my eyes but I refuse to. I only use all 7 of my eyes to smell. Oops I keep farting bye.
OH WAIT I LIKE CHEESE. Maybe I'm farting because of the weathers.
By the way I'm 69 years old but all of my siblings are 5 days old. They are all 14ruplets and were born on the same second but their birthdays were all spread out between the 15 months. I was born in the 16th month on the first day I am the chosen one.
I got to go to [insert excuse]. I don't have an excuse right now but I'll tell you one later.
Oh wait my sister Queso wants to buy butter can you get it for us just drop it of in Candadadadadadadadadadadadadadadada by the way I live in Antarctica and its very warm for my face.
Do you live in Russia on the corn fields or on the island Tooth? If you don't live in one of these places please don't tell me because I don't care.
Do you also have pain in your intestines? If you do don't go to the doctor. I did and all they did was give me surgery and free mashed potatoes. Why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 6 is... keep reading on reddit ➡