Thursday, December 29, 2005

The Phantom, names and more....

Ok - so I'm going to try to make an effort to blog more consistently. I just don't have a lot to talk about - my life is rather boring. :) But, I did do something cool yesterday.

Scott and I went downtown to see Phantom of the Opera. It's an amazing story, breathtaking music, etc. But, in all of it's glory I was left feeling rather "eh" about it.



I loved being down there with my husband. (Yes - Earl is back in the good graces) I enjoyed the buzz of downtown. I miss it considering I worked there for three years. I even enjoyed 90% of the show but it was like something was missing. It wasn't as breathtaking as it was the last time I saw it. Not sure why. The only thing that I could think of (with Scott's help) is that the Phantom just wasn't the same - of course each Phantom has his own following and this one was not one for me. The music was "choppy" if that makes sense. His lyrics didn't flow like the last one. It was almost too dramatic. But, it's still worth seeing- especially if you've never been.

Then - there is the ever present name debate rearing it's ugly head again. I'm not sure I'm 100% sold on Addison. I love it - LOVE it dearly, but there are other names I like as well. Thinking of doing a poll. LOL! Of course, every family member has their opinion on what it should be. Here are some that I've narrowed down:

Addison
Meredith
Sadie
Samantha

Scott's dad and I both like Samantha (which is a miracle considering we NEVER agree on anything). I actually like all of them and Mallory was my favorite but Scott vetoed that immediately. Sadie is one my mom likes. Meredith is all mine - I love that name. And, Addison is a favorite among most friends. We originally thought we were set with Addison but now comes the rethinking part. At this point - I'm thinking we need to wait until she's born and then go from there.

So, I'm welcoming any suggestions. :)

18 comments:

Tina said...

Ging- Glad you got to see Phantom of the Opera. That must have been a lot of fun to be on a "date" with Scott.
About the names, I really like Addison, but Meredith is also a favorite. I think you'll know which name is right for her when you see her.
XO
tina

Angela said...

Meredith is my fave :) Its my last name, so I guess I should be glad its not my first too! lol

Leslie said...

I have to say I love Meredith the best - it immediately caught my eye when reading your choices. After all, her nickname could be Merry and what a happy person that would represent! When I saw Sadie, the first thing that came to my mind was the song Sexy Sadie by The Beatles. So I'm mixed on that name. Too bad Mallory was vetoed....

Leslie

Angela said...

OOOOOH I would absolutely DIE to see Phantom. LOVE IT!

I really like Meredith too. That one caught my eye as well. Good luck!!

shirley said...

Love Samantha!!!

Can't wait to hear what you decide, oh, how about Samantha Addison???

amy said...

i like sadie...and addison!

Lindsay said...

The name game...such a tough decision. I had the problem of my husband vetoing everything that I wanted. We were going to name our first Samantha Grace, then he was a boy and then we were going to name our second McKenna Reece, then it was another BOY!!!

I'm feeling Addison though, very unqiue, make sure that the middle name doesn't have any D's though, otherwise you'll always be out of them scrappy wise, gotta remember the important things LOL!

Cyndi said...

Someone gave us tickets a couple of years ago and we had the same response... Glad to know I'm not the only one!

Chrys said...

well first off....I LOVE Phantom!!! I've been in awe of the score for many, many years (it's what got me to study Opera in high school for a bit). I saw it for the first time 8 years ago in San Francisco and it was utterly amazing! I'm so glad that you went to see it, even if it was "eh." :)

second: I totally love the name Meredith!!!!

totally me said...

on the name game, we had our daughter's name picked out from the minute she was concieved and almost changed it when she was born. she looked like a victoria.
we kept her orignal name Kamillia...Kami for short


Meg

Anonymous said...

I think you should just let your husband pick the name. He seems to be a great person. :)

Lynne said...

i've seen phantom in chicago. know what? i really liked the DVD, though. don't know why, but i think i like it better than live.

and i vote for merideth, but don't rule out Lynne. he he

Steph said...

Ooh, I love Meredith...and Addison too.

Sadie is pretty, but you know how some people have weird name associations? Well, my MILs dog's name is Sadie.

Joanna Bolick said...

Oooh, I like Sadie, and Samantha!! All 4 are pretty names!! How 'bout Schmoopsie Pooh Butter Cup? ; )

Anonymous said...

If you are talking name associations then alot people relate addison to the disease. and my grandmother's cow was sadie and the cleaning woman.

Samantha is a nice name

Tricia said...

Im loving Meredith out of the list! I also love the name Sophia.

Tracey said...

I saw Phantom in NY what seems like a million years ago (1988 maybe?). I just loved it. But I did love Les Miz more, which I saw in NY and New Orleans.

Anyway, I like all your names, but I love Sadie. It was one of my choices that the husband didn't like. gggrrrrr.......You'll love whatever you decide, and before you know it, you won't be able to imagine your new little one with any other name.

Mary Kay said...

Just chiming in...

I love Sadie-- she's almost guaranteed to be the only one-- but my DH vetoed it. I love Meredith, too; also unique, and very pretty.

Addison, though, may be more common than you think; I know two or three (and one's a boy!).