Saturday, February 11

Help me rename this blog?

Now that we're expecting our 2nd daughter, Madeline, I can't call this blog "Gwen of Shenzhen" anymore. I liked that name because it rhymed and was very unique. I'm less enthusiastic about "Gwen and Maddy's blog" ............ boring!

But I'm drawing a blank. I want something short and sweet. Not more than three words, clever or catchy would be great! It doesn't have to include their names. It can reflect that they're sisters (twin-esque, twin-like, un-twins, two snopeas in a pod?) or that they're adopted from China. It can even include Pinyin, if that helps. Or it can just be anything even remotely related to this journey.

Both girls have the same Chinese first name: Xiao (pronounced shau). It can mean different things depending on how the Chinese character is written but our girls have the same meaning: Knowledge or knowing. It's pretty amazing that they have the same Chinese first name so I've thought about playing with it and working it into a clever title but, again, my clever meter isn't even registering lately! Maybe it's mommy-brain?

I'd love some help. Any ideas? If you can't post a comment, feel free to email me. Just click on my profile to get my email address. :)

22 Comments:

Blogger Eileen said...

Sorry no ideas at the moment, just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I get sick and don't visit your blog for a few days and look what I missed! I'm so excited for you! Madeline is beautiful. Wow, wow, wow!

Once again congratulations!

February 11, 2006 8:17 AM  
Blogger Johnny said...

How 'bout:

Two Xiao's are better than one!


I'll be pondering.

February 11, 2006 8:50 AM  
Blogger MommieDoris said...

Did you read the book " The Waiting Child" ?? Great Book about adopting a child who wanted her family to go back and get her " Xiao Mei Mei" - I think small little sister. This was actually a little BOY that she, as a 4 y.o., had responsibilty to help care for. The story has a happy ending, but the Xiao Mei Mei phrase and all that it stood for is stuck in my head. We have all had that one playmate that we bonded with as a child that fate brought into our lives. Gwen's Xiao Mei Mei is Madeline!
Amanda

February 11, 2006 8:56 AM  
Blogger Lissa and Russell said...

Sharing Xiao (My personal fave)
The Xiao Show
Xiao+Xiao = Love (or happy or daughter or sisters whatever you like best)

Just a few ideas.

Can't wait to see other people's ideas!
Lissa

February 11, 2006 9:12 AM  
Blogger Kikilia said...

How about Knowledge is Power
or The Xiao Girls?

Kikilia

February 11, 2006 10:10 AM  
Blogger Angel said...

If you want to use Xiao, I like Xiao Mei Mei. If you're not totally comitted to that, I like Double Happiness!

February 11, 2006 12:48 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Oh! I like Double Happiness! Lemme go see what I can find as far as graphics!

The other choices are super good too! I knew I asked the right group of people! :)

Donna

February 11, 2006 1:31 PM  
Blogger Glo said...

I love Double Happiness. Sounds just perfect to me. Congratulations on BOTH adventures!!

February 11, 2006 5:17 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Love Double Happiness!

Tammy

February 11, 2006 6:10 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Double Happiness is perfect! That's one of Julia's nicknames, because she is happiest if she has a pair of something -- anything -- to carry around.

February 11, 2006 6:23 PM  
Blogger CindyB said...

Donna, you surprised me! wasnt it just a couple of weeks ago that you commented you were thinking of adopting a waiting child? wow! you are a go getter! How awesome. Love the new blog name, and little Maddy is adorable. How fun for you to have "twins"!

February 11, 2006 6:26 PM  
Blogger Salome's Mom said...

Oh I don't know, how about "Club Joy"?

Yoli :-)

February 11, 2006 7:44 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

I'm not very creative, Donna... I love everyone else's idea of Double Happiness, though! I think your happiness is going to increase expotentially with the addition of a second daughter!

BYW, how is the nighttime sleep coming along? I've been thinking of you!

Love, Lynne

February 11, 2006 7:48 PM  
Blogger Sjoukje said...

Beautiful, Donna! The way the two girls hold the 'Xiao' name in the picture. I like the name too.
Sjoukje
PS there is a typing mistake in 'Madeline' in your intro text, just in case you hadn't seen it yourself yet.

February 12, 2006 1:26 AM  
Blogger Sjoukje said...

PS And there's something else: the entire blog has now the width of your top graphics, which is not wide enough for the rest of the blog to display properly (I think). But I'm sure you already saw that yourself, too. Not that I'm complaining! ;-)

February 12, 2006 1:28 AM  
Blogger Joannah said...

I like Double Happiness a lot. It's sweet. Joy Luck Club would be cute, too. But I think Double Happiness really conveys what your family has. :-) I don't even know you, but I am thrilled for you and your daughters. I cried when I read your post about Maddy's referral. Tears of joy! :-)

February 12, 2006 8:12 AM  
Blogger Redheaded Chick said...

I love "Double Happiness". The only other thing I can think of right now is "Knowing Gwen & Maddy" to play on what their common name means. Good luck, and congrats on your beautiful new daughter!!!

February 12, 2006 1:51 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I have a feeling you should have named it Double Trouble

February 13, 2006 1:14 AM  
Blogger PeiLien said...

Double Happiness is great!!!

Just my thought but use the Chinese symbols at the side...cool

February 13, 2006 7:15 PM  
Blogger Glo said...

Hi Thanks for visiting our site and for your email. I can certainly see whay you are wondering about these two little girls That is truly amazing. It would have to be a God thing if you have found her. What a neat story.

February 14, 2006 6:28 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I too think "Double Happiness" is a great name. I conveys your feelings as a family and is also a prominent Chinese character. Best of luck!

February 14, 2006 1:34 PM  
Blogger Twizzle said...

Just wanted to say that I LOVE the name you decided on for your blog. It's perfectly fitting!

March 05, 2006 10:33 AM  

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