Question: Which name do you like so far?


Dayton Michael Kline II



Jackson (Jack) Riley

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So, most of you should know that Dayton decided he wasn't ready to have another baby...so we stopped trying for a while. Well, Thursday night, in a very sweet way, he told me that he WAS ready to try again. He said that he'd been thinking about how much he loved me and how big ZoeJane was getting, and he's ready for another baby. Of course, I'm ecstatic and have already started my baby name list (which is probably going to jinx me and keep me from getting pregnant for a year! lol). However, I've decided not to share this decision with my family. I know that I'll get the same negative reactions that I got the first time we started trying (for baby #2...ZoeJane was a surprise!), and I don't want my feelings hurt again. I already know how old (young) I am, I already know that Dayton and I are coming out of a really hard year (that is ending FANTASTICALLY!), and I already know that within the next year, we'll be off to our new duty station in San Antonio (for those of you that don't know...our orders got changed from Washington to San Antonio, TX). So I really don't need to hear it everytime I tell someone the happy news. And really, the sad fact is that I don't think this new baby will have very much interaction with my family. Lately, I've had my fill of drama and hurt feelings. And the more I think about it, the more I think that maybe I should just give up on trying with my family. I'm tired of all the gossiping. I'm tired of being treated like a 12 year old. I'm tired of the DRAMA. And in the last two weeks, I think my feelings have been hurt one too many times. Enough is enough. I think that distancing myself from my family will be best for my sanity, emotions, and overall well being...not to mention, my family in general. Of course it hurts me to think about doing this...but at this point, I just don't see another way. I can't trust anyone in my family not to run their mouths. I can't trust them not to gossip about me (for those of you that don't know...I'm the "black sheep" of the family with my young family, tattoos, and child that doesn't say "yes mam, no mam, yes sir, or no sir"). And for those of you with functional families, I can tell you..it hurts like hell to have such a lack of trust throughout your family. ANYWAY, back to the happy news. The new baby. I think we've pretty much decided for sure (a LONG time ago) that we'll be going with Eden October or October Eden for a girl. But we're not to sure about a boy's name. This is the boy list.

Dayton Michael Kline II (Dayton is already the "little" dayton of his family...his uncle is the "big" one. And we already have a Mike (dayton's dad) and Michael (nephew) in the family. So I'm not really sure what we'd call him.....I am NOT putting this baby through the torment of being called "Junior".

Maddox (can't decide on a middle name!)

Phoenix (Liam, maybe?)

Jackson (jack) Riley

Give me your opinions! Or better yet, send me your unused or unusable (for you) baby boy names. Thanks in advance!

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Dec. 7, 2008 at 5:08 PM

i LOVE Phoenix
and dont let your family steal your thunder.  My family was the same way when i got pregnant for the second....and third time and you just have to keep it to yourself or brush them off.  Good luck TTC! I hope it happens quickly for you!

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Dec. 7, 2008 at 5:21 PM

Have fun TTC!!! Sending baby dust your way...

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Dec. 7, 2008 at 5:48 PM I love Jackson!! Baby dust for you!! I can't wait to start TTC again. Sorry the family is treating you this way!

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Dec. 8, 2008 at 9:05 AM

Congrats on trying for baby #2.  You have awesome names picked out and don't worrry if you want to name him Dayton Michael Kline II, you can always call him whatever you want despite what other people in the family are named (my dad was michael and my brother is michael (mike) also and we still decided to name Michael after both of our dads)  It will all work out.  Did you know that Jacob's son Evan's middle name is Riley?  Just an FYI.  I always hated trying to find a baby name because this person is named that or I didn't like so and so in high school with that name and etc.  Choose what you guys want.  It's your baby and no one elses.  again CONGRATULATIONS


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