Happy New Year……..I guess. Sorry. I am not really big on New years. It only serves to remind me that I am getting older, that I am NOW in my late 20s and swiftly approaching the dreaded 30.
So today was my baby’s naming ceremony back home. The hubby and I had stated that we would prefer a very quiet prayer ceremony indoors with just a few friends and family. And sure enough, ‘just’ over 150 people showed, canopies outside, women on matching head scarves, souvenirs were shared. Just your ‘typical quiet prayer ceremony indoors’
Now, everybody has insisted of giving the baby a name. From the grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins twice removed, step nephew’s neighbor to the lady selling roasted corn ten houses away. The name issue created quite a bit of controversy, that at a point, we just gave up and let everyone call her what ever they wanted.
So, without much ado, I represent to you the list of my baby’s names that I am currently aware of and the people that gave them the names
Mariam (Father in law)
Nabeeha (This is ours. The only name we got in and it was not without a lot of Agidi(insistence)
Modupefoluwa (Father in law)
Oluwatofumni (Mother in law)
Salamotu (My Paternal grandma)
Omone (My dad)
Hamdila (My maternal grandpa)
Ekwemosi (my mom)
Now Note these are just SOME of the names as I am told they were more than fifteen. Anyways, WE (the parents) call her Nabeeha and henceforth she would be referred to as BeeBee on this blog. (emphasis on the ‘eeee’ makes calling the name more fun.)
There you have it……. I introduce little Miss BeeBee Pereira