Silly Really

8:31 am

The silly little things that can reduce me to racking sobs, like the Camerons naming their new baby girl Florence.

Funny, because yesterday Eden had a massive strop because someone on TV suggested they might call her Eden. I wish they had.

Eden heard me crying and came to give me a big hug.

The Cameron's know what it is to lose a child, and I'm glad they have their new baby Florence safe and well.

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23 comments

  1. ((Jeanette)) The first thought I had when I heard, just a moment before appreciating how beautiful the name was, was for you.

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  2. It's not silly. When I heard my first thought was for you. xx

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  3. Another here who thought of your Florence straight away and hoped you were ok xxxx

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  4. My first thoughts were of you and your Florence too. It's not silly at all. Hugs xxx

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  5. Like many others above, the moment I heard the Cameron's choice of name announced on the radio driving home from work yesterday, my thoughts went to you and your Florence. It isn't silly Jeanette. Truly.

    It's a beautiful name. xo

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  6. I thought of you when I heard the news yesterday, Im glad you got a hug. ((x))
    My Grans name is May Florence and when she was young she went into service for a Duke in London (aged just 13yrs). There was already a May working in the house so she was known as Florence (Flossie to her friends there); so the name has two special spots in my heart.
    xx

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  7. although i don't know the camerons (i'm an ignorant australian from the colony) i will always associate florence with you jeanette. when i first read your blog it made me want to name my daughter florence, it is such a beautiful name, ofcourse i couldn't do that though. i'm thinking of calling her beatrice dorothy instead, not certain yet though. sending loads of love , anne xxx

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  8. It's not silly. I broke when someone blogged that they had 4 girls and now a new boy called Freddie.

    When the Camerons had their baby, my first thought was "thank goodness it isn't a boy; they can't call it Freddie." I ached, so fresh from loss, through the election, watching them so happily pregnant.

    And I'm sorry that what they chose will hurt you but like you, so glad that they have her. I faced what they lived with then lost for 6 years and my.. how glad I am for them to have some joy again.

    Lots and lots of love. I've had you at the front of my head when I flick quickly past the story on the news about it. I can't bear to look any more than you probably can.

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  9. I hadn't heard. I can just imagine how you felt. I know I'd feel the same way. I know a few Hopes from school and whenever I see their names crop up around FB and the likes, my heart skips a beat.
    xo

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  10. Thank you everyone. I am truly happy for the Camerons. I've been willing them on through this pregnancy after their sad loss last year. They have given their daughter a beautiful name.

    Anne, honey if you wanted to call your precious rainbow Florence, I wouldn't mind one bit. I love the names Beatrice and Dorothy too. x

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  11. My first thoughts were a hope that you wouldn't be upset. I'm so sorry you were. It is such a beautiful, evocative name XX

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  12. You and your Florence were my first thoughts when I saw that headline. It is a beautiful name.

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  13. No not silly at all. I was furious at the suggestion that one of my friends might name her unborn daughter Iris (she didn't in the end).

    Love to you x

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  14. (((HUGS))) Jeanette. It doesn't seem silly at all to me. My daughter had a little playmate called Florence but even so my strongest association is with your precious girl.

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  15. It is not silly, i thought of you as soon as I heard the name.

    It is a beautiful name but I always think of your Florence when I hear it mentioned.

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  16. another who thought of you when I heard it (((hugs)))

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  17. I thought of you and Florence too.

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  18. Yet another who thought of you when she heard and I also don't think it's silly. This year my brother named his first baby the same name I gave the baby I lost although he doesn't know that, and it broke me for a little while too. I am dreading spending 6 weeks with them all at Christmas and having to say and hear her name every single day of that time.

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  19. oh Jeanette, that is not silly at all. It is no wonder it made you feel so emotional. Florences name will always make me think think of you and your beautiful angel, her short life has touched so many of us.

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  20. Jeanette, it isn't silly at all (((HUGS))) I always think of your little Florence when I hear the name. My Violet May was in fact almost Florence May as it is so beautiful and my cousin had a lovely French girlfriend at the time who was also a Florence. xxx

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  21. I thought of you too xxxx

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  22. as everyone has said Jeanette, you and your Florence were the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw the announcement. I was online at the time and clicked over to your blog to see if you were ok, but you hadnt posted anything about it yet.
    ((hugs))
    there are a lot of people who will hear the name Florence or see the Camerons on TV or in the newspaper with their daughter and immediately think of your little Florence with a smile and a little skip of their heart <3 xxx

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  23. My first thought also was you and your Florence, Jeanette. I think it always will be. A FB friend has just named her first daughter Florence too and again it was you and Florence i thought of first. It is a beautiful name, it was on our list for both daughters.

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