Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Baby is in her 25th week now and she would be starting to hear right about now. So we talk to her every now and then. And just like we did with Jesse, Mae and I ran some names by our soon-to-be little girl just to elicit a little reaction from her.

"Hey there Baby Madeleine," I called to my baby. "That's Madeleine with the French spelling," I tell Mae, "cos it looks nicer that way." But Baby couldn't care less, or otherwise.

"Then how about Amelie," Mae tried, digging the recesses of her faulty pregnancy-afflicted memory of French movies we had seen. Still nothing. Nothing too for Hayley, Elena, Jasmine and Emily.

"Maybe we oughta try names that have songs written about them," I suggested to the wife. I reasoned that when Baby grew up we could just tell her that there's a song written about her. Heh. But Baby wasn't cooperating with any of it. Not Layla by Eric Clapton, Not Jezamine by the Casuals, Not Amanda by Boston nor Deborah by the Crickets. (Yeah, I'm THAT old!)

Nothing too for the girls of the bible - Rachel, Naomi, Esther and Delilah. Okay, okay, I was kidding about that last one.

"Then I guess we'll just call you Cookie," I proclaimed. And there it was, a kick. Mae repeated the name, and Cookie repeated the kick. So yeah. Cookie, it is.

"You think she'll like cookies?" Mae asked with a chuckle. "I dunno, would she?"

"Well," the wife reminds me, "Noodle likes noodles, remember?" Indeed he does.


  1. going by song names - monica? sephia? isabella???

  2. Jamie is nice... Jessie and Jamie :)

  3. Are you making this up James, cause it is a bit too much of a coincidence that all the names that your kids like is related to food! :) must run in the family heh !

  4. Simon, how about.. Jennifer, Allison, Phillipa, Sue, Deborah, Annabelle too...?
    :lol: That's like a girly version of me, pingmouse.
    No big secret there, Janus. We always only say names and food. It's not like we're gonna call our kid "pig" or "cow" or "flux capacitor" are we? Hahaha! :lol:

  5. HA HA...
    Isabella adalah
    Kisah cinta dua dunia
    Mengapa kita berjumpa
    Namun akhirnya terpisah
    Siang jadi hilang
    Ditelan kegelapan malam
    Alam yang terpisah
    Melenyapkan sebuah kisah
    Oh man...that brings back memories!
    When she's out...she'll be a COOKIE MONSTA!!!!
    Ok..too much sesame street for me.

  6. I like the part about the pregnancy afflicted memory. Kakakakakah.

  7. Haha. I like the names from "Song For Whoever"!!! Beautiful South - one of my fave 80's band still. :-)
    How about, Annie (John Denver), Kyrie (Mr. Mister)..oh well, if you need help, here's a good link
    Though, Cookie Tan sounds quite nice too. Heh.

  8. All your children respond very well to food names huh? Explains the glutton in their dad. LOL!
    Madeleine is a bit lou tou lah. Macam Madeleine Albright.. the US punya secretary. I am against it. LOL!

  9. Wah. MOTT Minah Rock.
    :lol: Mumsgather, I was just being polite. Mae is afflicted, pregancy or otherwise. Hahahah!
    Good link, Anjali!!
    Madeleine Stowe is also Madeleine, Gina. And she's a hot chick. :)