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the story of an invisible girl
I am an aunt!
WOW. My nephew was born this morning, 6:30. William Oliver, 8 lbs, 4 ozs, 21 inches. The new family is doing well. I'm so happy! I've always wanted to be an aunt. Finally my bro obliged me.

I'm quite pleased with the name, as well. I was talking to my sister-in-law about names when I visited them last month, and she said for a boy they were considering "Will." When I asked about William, she said my bro preferred just Will. I think perhaps because he didn't want the child to be called Billy. I then told her this story.

I was six years old when my brother was born. My parents selected his name without really consulting me. I, for some reason, really wanted his name to be William. I have no recollection why; I just thought it was a good name. Through all the name suggestions my parents came up with, I kept insisting on William. Even after he was born and named (not William), I kept trying to get it changed. I even took to calling him William for awhile. My four-year-old sister, who always did everything I did, also joined in the campaign to have our brother called William.

It was unsuccessful. His name stayed what my parents had selected, and eventually I accepted it too. I think I was fully convinced when my mother told me that most little boys named William were nicknamed Billy. I hated the name Billy: I knew a mean kid down the street named Billy.

So anyway, given this history I was particularly pleased to hear that they were considering Will, and I urged her to consider William as well. I'm happy to find out that they did! And now I have a nephew finally!
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From: stilldocked Date: January 19th, 2003 09:47 am (UTC) (Link)
congrats...I am very happy for you, and your family, and glad to know that both your sister-in-law and the "boy" are doing well.

and it is wonderful to hear/read that something good happened to you this week...

How are you feeling, by the by?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 19th, 2003 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Yes, it's nice to have something so good to think about, helps replace the bad. I'm feeling much better actually. My stiffness is going away, and I've gotten lots of rest this weekend. Next week they will probably decide to total my car, and I'll buy a new one...hopefully the next one will last longer!
From: stilldocked Date: January 19th, 2003 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)


next time, go for the Volvo...
simplykimberly From: simplykimberly Date: January 19th, 2003 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)

congrats Aunt Renniekins!

Great news! Nice name too, and that's a neat story! How sad that your campaign took THAT many years to work out *laughs*

It's so lovely to hear about another family who enjoys each other the way yours seems to :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 19th, 2003 12:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: congrats Aunt Renniekins!

Thank ya! ...and at least the campaign succeeded eventually, right?
charisma From: charisma Date: January 19th, 2003 09:53 am (UTC) (Link)


I love the name William- William Hallwell is one of my pseudonyms, in fact, when I need to 'be male'. ;)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 19th, 2003 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: William!

hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: January 19th, 2003 10:46 am (UTC) (Link)
oh how exciting! auntierenniekins! hooray for you!

i'm biased, but i love the name William as well - if i ever have a boy baby someday, that's the first name on my list (:

my gawd, we're OLD!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 19th, 2003 12:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! I'm very thrilled.

No, we're not old...after all, we're not the ones reproducing, so we must be young, right? (:

Hope your cold/whatever goes away quickly. Feel better!
ktlove3 From: ktlove3 Date: January 19th, 2003 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm just so happy for you. i have to wait until may to be an aunt! :c)

also, i tried to comment on your car accident, but my computer was screwy, so, i am so sorry that that happened, and i've been praying for you!

yay! i like the name will too!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 19th, 2003 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks very much! I appreciate the prayers too.
cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: January 19th, 2003 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Congratulations Auntie!

Will you be able to post a picture?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 21st, 2003 06:06 am (UTC) (Link)


I hope to! My bro forgot his camera in all the confusion, but got a disposable one, and hopefully will be scanning photos soon!
From: traceyb Date: January 20th, 2003 12:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

a nephew

and a William! Congratulations.

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