Picking a name this time around was super hard. I always knew that Jaiden’s name would be well, JAIDEN. There was no way Hommy would let me name our boy HOMMY. I couldn’t blame him. I didn’t mind if he was named Hommy because after all he was his JR. But I just decided since it wasn’t going to be named after his dad then he was going to be named Jaiden. I always heard that sometimes, SOMETIMES the ultrasounds are wrong and you can go months thinking your baby will be male or female and once its born “SURPRISE!!!!” it can totally be the opposite of what you thought you were having. So “JADE” was the backup name I had in case it turned out to be a girl. But Jaiden was in fact born a boy haha! So the name worked out!
Fast forward to when Jaiden was around 4 or 5 and all he watched was Nickelodeon I sat down with him and we watched the show “VICTORIOUS”. The show is actually really good, after that one episode I watched it became a “thing” for us to just watch it all together. That’s when the name JADE popped up again. Jade’s character on VICTORIOUS is very interesting, she’s mean, she’s rude and she’s very insensitive but she’s also beautiful, charming, smart and tough. I clinged to her character and name for years after that. And I was set on if I ever had another baby and it was a girl I would name her JADE.
5 years later here I am expecting a girl and you would think since I already was set on Jade as a name that it would be simple, ummm no!!. I thought over and over as to how close the name Jade was to Jaiden. Could it work? Could I see myself with 2 kids names Jaiden & Jade? ‘Till this day I think it sounds cute but we call Jaiden “JAYY” for short so I saw myself (yeap I’m crazy) calling out “JADE!” and having her and Jaiden say “what?!” because Jayy sounds like Jade! I was a mess lol!!!! I started to wonder what if I named her “_____(blank)-Jade” ?? So I just started putting a whole bunch of names together with “Jade” to see which ones “meshed” well. I remembered years ago I was obsessed with a song by an artist named “MILA J”. I listened to that song (No More Complaining – Mila J) over and over and over again at a certain point in my life years ago. “Mila-Jade“…..I said the name out loud to see how it sounded and I liked it! I thought it went well! I asked Hommy and he liked it also! (Not that he has much of a say! LOL) Jaiden wasn’t having it. He wanted to know why SHE got a middle name or 2 names and he only had 1!!! BOYS I tell ya!!!
I threw the name around to friends and family and some liked it and some didn’t but that’s OK, because of Jaiden I still wasn’t 100% into the name yet, even though I was already calling my belly that. I would randomly throw names at Hommy and he would just look at me as if I was crazy and say “Her name is going to be Mila-Jade! That’s what we’ve been calling her!” I didn’t care, in my head I was still thinking of names! It wasn’t until I actually saw it on my Baby Shower invite that it finally stuck. And it also helped that Jaiden blurted out “That’s going to be Me and Mila….” while we were watching TV!. So there you have it! That’ how I personally thought of the name. Mila-Jade or MJ for short.
For the “Name Reveal” (because apparently that’s also a “thing” now) I just printed out “Hello My Name Is” label stickers in PINK, stuck it on my belly and snapped the photo. What are some of the ways you guys have come up with your baby names? Leave a comment down below, I’d love to know! Thanks for reading!