I haven't been sure how I wanted to handle Magpie's name on this blog. Would she always remain as Magpie? Would I reveal her real name? For a while, when she was a newborn, I felt that Magpie fit as her name. It's what we had called her in utero. And although she had made an exit from the womb, she was still a very new creature, a stranger to me really, and to call her Magpie here seemed appropriate.
But as she's grown, it doesn't feel as right anymore.
I'm already posting photos of Ms. Magpie, but not her name...would revealing her first name really expose her any more?
Many times, I have accidentally typed her real name into this blog and had to go back and erase it.
And it's made me wonder - what am I keeping her name secret for? Does she need to be protected in this way?
I know many here have commented that you wanted to know her real name, that you almost felt owed it after following our journey for so long. And I hear you. But my primary focus is of course what is best for my daughter.
Will and I have somewhat public personas due to our professional academic and clinical roles and therefore we will be remaining as Mo and Will. And funny enough those names have come to fit us.
I wanted to ask those of you who are parenting, those who have revealed their child's name or have used a pseudonym, how did you make that decision?
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