mrs. french is expecting a bébé of the girlie variety, and she said i could choose the name!
oh, just go with it. you never know.
i wish she'd bring back beulah, don't you? i also like annie. grae-rose was going to be an annie, but uncle sugar wanted a gracie. and i just heard of a girl named annie-blake who has a sister named rebel. how adorable is that?
i love poppy and lavender, oona and merrilee. i love anything that means something else. i love names so outrageously special that you'd be silly not to give it to a new little person. the perfect first gift, do you know?
i adore the name hely - pronounced helly - because it's the name of the sweetest, wryest best friend any of us would be lucky to have in donna tartt's the little friend. i lost my copy, but i wish i could share one of the book's funniest moments involving hely and harriet. you'd die laughing.
back to mrs. french. i'm ever-so-oddly excited about this new babe of hers. plus i consider her a truly real imaginary friend. does that make sense?
which is why i've decided to share my all-time favorite name. it's esmé. pronounced essmay or ezzmay or essme or ezzme or may-may or maisie daisy or mabel mabel mabel on the table table table or mookie blaylock. depends on the accent, i think.
do you have any favorite names for girlies? who knows. maybe mrs. french will choose yours. i doubt it, though. i kind of think i hit it out of the park with beulah, yes? yes. xoxo.
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