Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Time to Share!

You all are very smart and I am not good at fooling people!

We are adopting 2 precious treasures from China!!

We are bringing home a little 5 yr old girl along with our 4 yr old boy!

The kids are both from Henan Province but the are not in the same orphanage.

They do not know each other but soon they will!

We are having a bit of trouble naming our new daughter! Could you help us?
We have 4 names we really like. There are a few issues with some of them- I will share that in my next post along with her picture!

Now which one of these do you like best? Please vote in the comment section! You can also add any other "M" names you like!


Melissa (Missy)

Madeline (Maddie)

Mary Claire

I am guessing that many of you thought we were bringing home another little boy! Well, don't worry we will be going back to China!! We just knew there was one more little girl waiting for us and we needed to bring her home now!!


Debbie Sauer said...

I love the name Mia.

Mom to my China Posse said...

I am so happy for you! Let me give you some of my favorite M names. I love Meili, Meison,Myah and Malia. Can't wait to see her pictures.

ronvic7 said...

Mallory? We have a Mal and love it.
Anyway Congratulations!!! on adopting both.

Hannah said...

I like Mia and Mary Claire. I also like Magdalena, Morgan, McKenna, McKenzie, Mallory, and Madison. But I LOVE Maia! :)

Angie said...

I knew it! But you're right...I thought it was a little boy. So so happy for you! I like Marie Claire, but I love lots of M names. Hmmm...Melinda, Marin, Mindy, Michelle, Marne, Marissa, Mara, Micah, Molly, Maria...

David and Sarah said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to "meet" your new little one! I like Mary Claire. I also really like Marie.


MoonDog said...

how bout Maddie Claire? I love Maia, I have a 6 year old Maia. I also have a 6 year old Diana Claire. so love Maia and Claire! loooooove maddie. I dont care that everyone and their brother has one. I love maddie.

Nancy said...

Maddie...I also like Mikayla. Congrats, Jean.

From the Erben Gang..... said...

Erbens say....Mia!

Adeye said...

Yipeeeeeee, friend, what fabulous news. That is so amazing. I am totally rejoicing with you here in VA.

I say Mia :) Love the name.

Meister Family said...

So happy for you! We too are going to be bringing home a girl (4 yrs) and a boy (8 yrs) both from Henan!
I love the name Mary Claire. Congrats!

The Heald Family said...

Fun! My vote is Maddie:)

Anonymous said...

I love Magdalena too. I would call her Magdalena Mae... for short Maggie Mae!

Congrats to the whole family!

Kellee and Paul said...

Congrats!!! I am so excited for you all! I really like all of the names you have listed, especially Mia.

Sally-Girl! said...

OH the name game has been fun with you!!! I am sticking with Mary Claire!!

Mary Kate said...

I like Maddie, Maggie and Molly...BTW, Your family is give me inspiration!!!!!

Acceptance with Joy said...

Wow! Congrats! Where do you have the energy stored??? I've been through a rotten, horrible, no-good day with Missy and it's ending with my bawling my eyes out... I can't even imagine adding to the chaos the twins create some times. I'm hoping these kind of days are coming to and end, but my goodness... I should have known I was better off going back to bed when I embedded a fork in the palm of my hand at breakfast. Things went South from there and I shake my head in wonder and awe at people like you who can keep adopting over and over. You are amazing! God bless. I vote for either Mia or Madeline.

Wright Family said...

molly....meredith (merry)...merrily....why m ?...can't wait for pictures! Catherine

connie said...

Ohhhh, I love Madeline...and Mallory...and Mariah
Can't wait to see your little princess' picture!

Suzy said...

Miranda is my suggestion, but Mary Claire is quite pretty, too, and not so popular that she'd be one of 15 with the same name.

Andy said...

Congratulations. Of the names you have listed, I like Mary Claire. Our daughter is Maeve and we LOVE that name!

Mandi said...

Oh, Jean, I am SO happy for you! I cannot wait to see her sweet little face tomorrow (please don't keep us waiting too long).

As for the names, I like Mia from your list. Here are a couple other M names I like

Mary Elizabeth (I have always loved this name)
Matilda (you could call her Mattie or Tillie (love it)
Oh, and there is always Mandi

Hugs, and congratulations!

Mandi said...

Sorry, I forgot to ask, did you get the e-mail I sent a few weeks ago?


Pam said...

Hands down, Mary Claire. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. I think of all the names you have listed, that one seems to "go" with your other names. I also love the name Margaret with nick name of Maggie.

And BTW~ congratulations!!!!!!!

One Mom said...

Wow that is awesome news. I love Maddie and Mary Claire. My daughter has friends named McKiah and McKenna. I love both of their names. Molly has always been one of my favorite names.

Deb, Russ, Lily, Lucy and Lainey said...

I like the name Ivy May . I don't know how you do it. I am thankful for you and husband. These children are blessed to have you. We have 3 precious little ones and that is all I can handle. Cannot wait to here and see your new little daughter. What a blessing!!

Janet and Kevin said...

All of the names are beautiful! Wow! From Henan! Our Philip was born in Henan Province, too. Congratulations . . .

Janet and gang

Diane said...

Definitely Melissa, or Melinda! Congratulations on growing your family by two more!

Nicole A. said...

YAY! Wow, you guys are amazing!

I love the name Mia. I would also suggest Maya/Maia.

I also love Mary Claire. Similarly, I also like Margaret with a nickname of Maggie.

Madeleine/Maddie is pretty, but it is super-popular and common these days.

Anything with the "e" sound at the end would be good ...


Good luck - names are so much fun! And congrats on another adoption!

All the best,
Nicole A. in LA (no longer in OH!)

Sue said...

congrats...Love any name you pick, Like all the ones that people mentioned

Cari said...

I thought the news was going to be another boy as well. How awesome to be able to bring home TWO more children!!! I love the names Mia and Mary Claire. In fact, I think Mary Claire and Samuel James go really well together...just my two cents. :}

Karrie said...

So glad to hear the guesses on your suprise were right!!
Oh and I LOVE the name Margo.
Just a thought. :)

Alexa Ling said...

I love Mallory! Congratulations.

Tesseraemum said...

Congrats! We all knew it!! Hee!!

I vote for Micah and Madeline!!

Can't wait to see pics!! Sheri

kippi said...

Congratulations! God has indeed given you a big heart. If you keep on we might be calling you Sarah. :)

Oh, the name thing is fun isn't it. I'm sure that whatever you choose will be great.

Faye Verquer said...

Mia or Mackenzie. Mia actually sounds a little Asian so that would be great for her! Whats her current name? Would any M names sound similar? Macy? What about something to go along with Sam? Or go with an "L"...I love Lily!!!

I cannot wait to see her! Im sure she is beautiful just like all of your treasures!

Lyn said...

Out of those choices, I like Mia. But I also like Maggie and Meili (Maylee).

tinacd said...

Haven't commented in awhile, but still love to keep up with your blog. Your family is so precious!

I used to babysit a little girl named Meleigha. They called her Mia. I always thought that was pretty.

I also like Moriah with an "o"
Mariah means "bitter", but Moriah means "God teaches"


Holly said...

:) Happy news!!
I like all your names. Sorry!
I also love the name Marlaina...Marlie for short! But since we are naming our next daughter Elaina, well Elaina and Marlaina might be a bit confusing! :)
Can't wait to see her face!
Do you work with CCAI?
I have heard such great things about them!

Joy said...

I like the name Melissa. :-)

Mission To Macie said...

Im kinda partial to Macie!

Good Luck!

Jill :)