Baby Girl Chan's name bracket marches on! We're almost done with the first round... hurray!
The results from last week's voting: Marisola edges out Misora 6-5; Estera and Shiloh tied 6-6. (Votes are counted by on the blog, and via Facebook comments) Using the ultra scientific method of the coin toss, Shiv called tails for Shiloh... Shiloh wins!
This week's match-ups: 3 Adela versus 6 Estrella from the "International" region, and 3 Seraphina versus 6 Samantha from the "Biblical" region.
PRONUNCIATION GUIDE: Adela (Ah-DELL-ah), Estrella (Eh-STRAY-ah), Seraphina (Sair-ah-feen-ah), Samantha (Sah-man-thah).
Shiv: Now onto the next round, Adela versus Estrella. Well, Estrella means "star" in Spanish. It is a beautiful name. Adela is a variation of the name that I like, Adele. She is an amazing singer and songwriter. We do like her music but this year, a certain student kept singing the song, "Rolling in the Deep." So after liking the name for so long, I will have to go with Estrella. Seraphina means "ardent and fiery." Oooo.. I like those adjectives for our baby girl. She is a Dragon baby, so it would be fitting for her to be fiery!
Gar: Well, even if your certain student kept singing music by Adele, it doesn't mean Adela is a bad name! It means "noble" and I think it would be a great name, though hmmm... one of Gideon's cousins already has "Adele" as a middle name. Estrella might have to get my vote. Seraphina makes me think of the seraphim, the 6-winged angels who were supposedly the most honored and most holy of God's angels. Samantha is a more common name, the female version of Samuel, but it also has a good meaning too - it comes from Hebrew and it means "God heard". But it also makes me think of those American Girl dolls...
Shiv: I don't think that Adela is a bad name but I will always remember this specific student just by associating the name with the singer. Estrella Acosta is a well-known jazz singer. Maybe baby girl Chan will have musical talents. Gar just referenced Samantha as to the American Girl doll. Oh, our daughter can get a doll and go to the American Girl store to get a makeover and have tea. Wouldn't that be fun, Gar? You can take her and have father-daughter bonding time. I can hear him now. =) Seraphina is an unusual name that could be shortened to Sera. Serephina Chan; it has a nice ring to it!
Gar: Seraphina Chan does have a nice ring to it. And I will (reluctantly) take Baby Girl Chan to the American Girl store to get a makeover and have tea, if that's what she really wants even though the American Girl has only 2 Asian American girl dolls (Ivy Ling and Jess Akiko McConnell, I did my research) and neither is a "main character" doll (Boooooo). Plus, those dolls and all their accessories are crazy expensive! But yeah, Baby Girl Chan and I will hopefully have lots of good father-daughter bonding times over tea, delicious food, shooting guns, martial arts lessons, etc. Heh heh.
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