37 Weeks — The Name Remains a Mystery!

*While many of you guessed the middle name correctly, I must say that no one guessed MO’s first name in the comments, on Twitter or in the emails I received. BWAHAHAAAAA, it is a mystery of epic proportions! I HOLD THE POWER.

*My back labor has eased up substantially, which is good and bad. Good? Well, obviously, I feel better. Bad? Why in the hell did I pack my hospital bag? I mean, the baby is Never Going to ARRIIIIIIIIIVE. Let’s all feel sorry for me right now.

*We had a 37-week ultrasound yesterday and for a brief, fleeting moment, MO pulled her hands out of her mouth to show us her little profile. Wito was in the room with us and yelled, “It’s the Baby Bean show!!” (We also call her Baby Bean around the house. Whoorlita, MO, Baby Bean…we welcome confusion.) Here she is:

Annnnnd, hands back in mouth.

*I am having these massive energy spurts at 11pm while everyone else snoozes in our dark house. Last night, I poked around Wito’s room for a good 15 minutes while he slept until I realized I was being sort of creepy.

*We are in the thick of June Gloom out here, which is only making my antsy mood worse. Can’t sleep! Baby will never come! Restless legs! The world is ending!

Tell me something good. I am seriously funkafied right now.

  • Annika

    June 8, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Morgan! Minerva! Macy! Mara! Mallory! Marlys! (I did not check to see if these were already guessed, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t guess them yet.)
    .-= Annika´s last blog ..Drive-By Kid Blogging =-.

  • Molly

    June 8, 2010 at 11:30 am


    Too bad it’s not Molly – I like my name, even though I often hear that people have named their pets (dogs, cats, birds, and once, a donkey) Molly.

  • Missy Wiggins

    June 8, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Is it Mazzy? That’s my daughter’s name and a hard one to guess :)
    congrats on the new baby!
    .-= Missy Wiggins´s last blog ..Techno in a tube. =-.

  • Nic

    June 8, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Hmm… I’m going to guess Maura, Marina, Mason, Meris, Miriam, Maitland, Matilda, or Moon-Unit.

  • Jammer

    June 8, 2010 at 11:43 am

    haha your posts always make me laugh. I’ve been getting weird energy spurts around 11 too…Hmmm… I don’t think it means I’m 37 weeks preggers though.

  • Jammer

    June 8, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Oh and is there any chance that her name is actually Mo? Just checkin.
    .-= Jammer´s last blog ..Bed Bugs and Crying Dudes =-.

  • velocibadgergirl

    June 8, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Hooray, the baby! I can’t wait to see her :D You’re SO CLOSE! I can’t believe you’re SO CLOSE!
    .-= velocibadgergirl´s last blog .. =-.

  • Christy

    June 8, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Something good, something good…ok!

    If that is a picture of your belly at 37 weeks, you are TINY. I was that big at like 30 weeks. And is that a wedding band? Again, TINY.

    Maisy? Marleigh? Melba?

  • Carrie

    June 8, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Maeve, Maven, Makena, Mara

    This mystery is keeping me up at night and I don’t have a kid’s room to creep around in!!

    (her) Majesty???

    Can’t wait for the big reveal. Did you get your Toms yet??

    I went to a sweeeet jewelry showing on Sunday and am giving a piece away tomorrow. Would look great on you. Just sayin. Her Majesty might want it in a few years too…:)

    I did get my TOMS and they are cuter than EVER!!
    .-= Carrie´s last blog ..Everything That Glitters: Melinda Maria =-.

  • sizzle

    June 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I can’t wait for the big reveal. I want to know her name!

    I can’t help you on the defunkifying though, sadly, as I am in a rather funky place myself (the bad kind).

    I’m sorry, Sizz. :( I wish we could hang out and defunkify together.

    .-= sizzle´s last blog ..Not Good Enough =-.

  • Carrisa

    June 8, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I had a dream that you named her Sage. And it just felt right. Clearly that doesn’t start with an M.

    My grandmother’s middle name is Olivette. I’m hoping you went with Olivia. Or Owen.

    Matilda Owen James

    I think it has a nice ring to it.

  • Amy

    June 8, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I’m going to guess Myrna for a first name. Or maybe Maura. Or Moira. Or Mamie. Or Maeve. Or Maren. Or Mael. Okay, I’m stopping now. There are so many good M names!

  • Parties Extra!

    June 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Cannot wait! She will be darling! How about Linda jr.? Love to you, Helen Ford Wallace

  • Carrisa

    June 8, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Ok so after going back and reading all the comments on the other post I can see that my pick is not correct. That’s fine. I’ll just tuck that name away for someone else.

    There were a lot of M names mentioned. Hard to think of one that wasn’t.

    Michael? But maybe spelled Mykel or something like that.

    I’m sure whatever it is, it’s lovely.

  • Mylene

    June 8, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    I’m going to go ahead and guess my own unusual name: Mylène, pronounced like this: http://tinyurl.com/cuh4zw

  • Kristin

    June 8, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I totally stalked the last post to see what M names had been guessed. It must be an awesome name if it’s even better than the ones mentioned! Can’t wait to hear what it is!

  • Sleepy

    June 8, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Monica! Has this been guessed already?

  • Lindsay

    June 8, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    To match with Anders’ Scandi name heritage…Marit? I adore the name – and its meaning of “pearl” – and can totally see it on your lil’ one. It’s on my short list!

  • Angella

    June 8, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Aha! I was wondering why you were making moves on Words With Friends around midnight. Mystery solved!
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..Sometimes No Means Yes =-.

  • Lindsay

    June 8, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I stand by my guess above, but I also love Merrill/Meryl, Malin, Maren, Matilda and Maude. Can’t wait for the big reveal :)

  • Kerri Anne

    June 8, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    So…something good? Well! I’m trying out for…(wait for it) ROLLER DERBY. I’m sort of crapping my pants over here. In an awesome way.

    I’m hereby sharing all of my girly M names (from my ridiculous list of 17! girl names), just for fun, and maybe just in case I totally win the prize (there is a prize, right? RIGHT?) of guessing your Baby Bean’s name.

    Mallory (which I already shared in the last post, I think)
    Marina (Mena)

    I love! talking about names.

    (“It’s the Baby Bean show!” might be the cutest thing ever, by the way.)

    Oh, I READ about the Derby, Miss Kerr. You ROCK THE CASBAH.
    .-= Kerri Anne´s last blog ..Interest In Your Bold Rejection Of Social Norms As Evidenced By Your Dyed Hair =-.

  • jora

    June 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Manon? Miette? And those energy surges are there to make sure you’re all prepared for the baby! Like, are you sure you’ve washed the onesies a dozen times and folded and re-folded them? No? Now get to it!
    .-= jora´s last blog ..Way Too Much Cute Stuff. =-.

  • Grace

    June 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Something good, huh? Well, I’m 38 weeks today and our OBGYN couldn’t REACH MY CERVIX IT’S SO HIGH AND CLOSED.

    My daughter will never arrive. EVER.

  • Grace

    June 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Oh, we’re naming her Mia. Could that be your name, as well?

  • Kristabella

    June 8, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    My friend had a baby last night, a little girl named Piper. She was 2 weeks overdue.

    And my sister had a baby today, a little girl named Madeline!

    BABY GIRLS EVERYWHERE! And soon to be little MO!
    .-= Kristabella´s last blog ..Grill Next Door =-.

  • Lyndsay

    June 8, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I have convinced myself as I read more and more name guesses that it’s Mercer Olivia. Probably not, but I’m just putting it out there again…..and I’m bored at work.

  • emily bilbrey

    June 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    i kept my daughter poppy’s name under strict lock and key until her birth… her grandparents were NOT happy about that one! heh.

    also, i gave birth at 37 weeks! so fun when i see people at that same stage; i always get nostalgic.

    hope the rest of your pregnancy is easy & relatively comfortable. can’t wait to see baby girl & find out her name!


  • whoorl

    June 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Still no dice, my friends!
    .-= whoorl´s last blog ..37 Weeks — The Name Remains a Mystery! =-.

  • Abs

    June 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Medrie? Mies? Marya?

  • Siera

    June 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I haven’t taken a stab yet.You must be a Glee lover for you to use the word funkafied. The season finale is on tonight look forward to to that.

    Haven’t taken a stab at the name.

    Middle Name:

    Olivia or Opheila

  • Siera

    June 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Or Maia or Mia Maya

  • Tina

    June 8, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I still have no name guesses, but wishing you well…
    and I love sonogram pics!

  • mommymae

    June 8, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    merritt, mae, mckinley, mcalpine, mcdonald’s
    .-= mommymae´s last blog ..that blasted tooth =-.

  • Lisa

    June 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm


  • shannon

    June 8, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    has Margaux been thrown out there yet?

    Please post your maternity wardrobe list soon!
    .-= shannon´s last blog ..Back to School =-.

  • kat

    June 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    your last line of this post made me laugh out loud! i love it. okay on to names!


    ha! i give up. i’m just excited to learn what it will be. come on baby MO!
    .-= kat´s last blog ..ah, summer. =-.

  • Rachel Shingleton

    June 8, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Blahhhh, June Gloom indeed. We were in LA this past week and it was so depressing what with the weather being so … grey. A year ago this time it was really pretty. ::sigh:: Guess we’ll just hafta come back sooner rather than later.
    .-= Rachel Shingleton´s last blog ..Back to Reality. Boo. :( =-.

  • Nothing But Bonfires

    June 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Well, I don’t know what YOUR baby is going to be called but I sure am stockpiling a nice list of girls names here for when I have my own baby! This is better than the Baby Name Wizard.
    .-= Nothing But Bonfires´s last blog ..So Much To Say =-.

  • Lynn

    June 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Maureen, Magdalena, Massa (dunno, it’s in my family tree), Melia, Mergin (family tree again, from the Netherlands), Myrtle, Malvina, Marretje.

  • Lin

    June 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Mabelle. And the best thing to haul you out o’ the dumps…two is double the work. Enjoy these salad days!
    .-= Lin´s last blog ..¿Hablas español =-.

  • hikooky

    June 8, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Marn? Marni? Marta? Mara? Marit? Marja? Going with the Scandinavian theme… Hope you are feeling well.
    .-= hikooky´s last blog ..to the arboretum =-.

  • katie

    June 8, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    I’m going with Melanie.. Just cause no one else has guessed it and I love that name.:D

  • ashley

    June 8, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    This name guessing thing is driving me crazy…I found myself thinking of “M” names all day!

    I am going with Margot/Margaux/Margeaux as well. Very classy.

    Or did someone guess Margit already?

    AHH! Put us out of our misery already!

  • Rhi

    June 8, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I went to grade school with a girl named Maybelline, so I’m going to guess that.


  • Michelle

    June 8, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Defunk? Okay, I’m exactly as pregnant as you – with a girl – and she is NEVER going to arrive. She seems quite content in there. I haven’t even packed a bag. Denial is a wonderful place.

    That didn’t help? Okay I’m twice your size. You’re the teenist tiniest 37w pregnant lady EVER. Your shirt fits. Mine doesn’t. My husband’s don’t. And your hair is fabulous! (That’s my favorite compliment ever.)

  • linette

    June 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm


  • Allison

    June 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I am still in with a vote for Marlow(e)… That has to be it…. The suspense is killing me…
    .-= Allison´s last blog ..HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!! =-.

  • Michelle

    June 8, 2010 at 9:20 pm


  • Allison

    June 8, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Ok so that has been squashed – I just rechecked the last post where I originally said that name…. UGH!

    So, what about Millie or Maddy?

  • lucy

    June 8, 2010 at 9:46 pm


  • Siera

    June 9, 2010 at 12:04 am

    I was seeing if you updated on the guesses… And I got to think of initials if your daughter marries someone with a last name beginning with O her initials would be MOJO assuming she hyphenates her last name. How cool would those initials be?

    No one has guessed yet! (And also, James is my maiden name so not the kids’ last name. Her initials will be MOD. Which is pretty cool, yes?)

    .-= Siera´s last blog ..I may or may not have straddled something. =-.

  • TLR

    June 9, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Meryn – love this-think it means water/sea which would be perfect

  • jeana

    June 9, 2010 at 6:14 am

    Mercy? Marcie?

  • susu

    June 9, 2010 at 7:10 am


  • Laura in LA

    June 9, 2010 at 7:11 am

    A compliment for you…I took your advice and bought infusium shampoo for my dry, wavy hair. I really think I can tell a difference! The moisture, ITS WORKING! Nothing works here in Louisiana where there is constantly 115% humidity at all times. Thanks for the recommendation.

  • Lori

    June 9, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Madigan, Mamphis, March

  • Shani

    June 9, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Maxine, Minna, Mireille, Maggie, Milla, Mimi, Maven, Mara, Mira, Minerva, Mathilda/e, Mena, Marian/ne, Mona, Marlo, Megan, Miro, Magda, Meg.

  • Shani

    June 9, 2010 at 8:02 am

    And Marina and Martine!

  • gorillabuns

    June 9, 2010 at 8:07 am





    oh, i know, Monisha!

  • Trinity(of haiku tofu)

    June 9, 2010 at 8:08 am

    .-= Trinity(of haiku tofu)´s last blog ..Yellow Rice, Black Beans, Fried Bananas, YUM. =-.

  • Mama Bub

    June 9, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Oh the restless legs from hell. Well, I won’t tell you what everyone else was telling me for the past few weeks: to sleep while you can (ha!) and that life is harder with a baby than being pregnant (all relative, friends. It’s all relative.) But I will tell you that the end is soon! Even if it doesn’t seem like it. She will be here before you know it!
    .-= Mama Bub´s last blog ..Day 6: The Reality =-.

  • Kristyn

    June 9, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Mary…Mary Olive
    possibly Miriam
    maybe Meike

  • Jessica

    June 9, 2010 at 10:29 am

    I’m going to guess Marguerite for Whoolita’s name because it’s my grandma and my daughter’s name and I clearly like it.

  • Kate

    June 9, 2010 at 11:45 am

    trying to guess the name is making me crazy!

    if we have another boy he will most likely be Anders so I love your taste in names – I’m hoping the girl’s name is just as lovely!

    my guesses would be Marit, Marijke, Malin, Mireille, Miriam, Mila.

    can you at least tell us if it’s a legit name or if it’s something new and modern and possibly made-up? that would make the guessing a lot easier on my (name-nerd) part.

    It is a legit name – I promise I didn’t string random letters together in an attempt to create a name. ;) However, it’s obviously very rare.

  • Amy in StL

    June 9, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Something good? Well, (in an effort to make lemonade) I got maybe the third worst haircut I’ve ever had (ever being since I moved out and started paying for my own haircuts) on Saturday. I had a little chin length bob and wanted some highlights for summer and some shorter pieces around the face. However, my regular stylist is going back to beauty school and so busy that I just booked a quick appt with a girl at the local quick cut type of place that gave me a good trim a few months back.

    Wow… The shorter pieces ended up being a weird single layer that hit halfway between the crown of my head and the ends of my hair so she added a little more layering. She also really really gave me a lot of really blonde highlights. Now the few caramelly ones I asked for.

    The good? I’ve figured out two ways to wear my hair so far that don’t make it look like I’ve run my head under a lawnmower. Neither of those involve a hat, although with hair this short, that’s not a good idea either. I’m taking Vitamin E supplements in an effort to make my hair grow faster. I’m thinking of fessing up to my regular stylist that I cheated on her to see if she can fit me in for a quickie fix.

    I’m posting photos on my blog later, it should give you a laugh….

  • Meghan

    June 9, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Miller, Monroe, Miles, Mallory….

  • AJoanna

    June 9, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    It doesn’t matter what you name the sweet child, to me she will always be Mo. :P

  • Nicole

    June 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I can’t wait to hear her name! My guesses are Misha, Maya and Mia, Marie, Marianna, Melissa.

  • Shani

    June 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I have one more: Montserrat.

  • Nic

    June 9, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Ack, still no correct guesses? Hmm… Mika, Myra, Merrick, Mirielle, Macon, Marlen, Marise, Mattea, Myla, Morena, Maclaine. I can’t wait to hear what it is!

  • Meegan

    June 9, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Is it Meegan? Because that’s my name and I don’t believe anyone has yet guessed it. If it isn’t, you could just change it to Meegan and no one would be the wiser. Because, really, isn’t it a great name? Em, long eee, g-a-n. Meegan. Like Megan, but fresher and cooler. I’m just sayin’.

  • Michelle

    June 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Marta Magda Morgan Mathilda?
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Sex. =-.

  • Michelle

    June 9, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Maime? Merill? Merin?
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Sex. =-.

  • Ciara

    June 9, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Is it Mirjana?
    Lovely Croatian name, I think. Pronounce Mir-ee-yah-na.

  • shani

    June 10, 2010 at 12:44 am

    (those are mainly israeli names, but i thought why not try)

    OMG it’s probably very obvious and no one can guess?!

    i’m bedazzled

  • Mia

    June 10, 2010 at 12:54 am

    Ok, so this has gotten so out of control I just HAD to join in. I have two guesses; one traditional and one uncommon: Marilyn or Minka?

    I Can’t wait to find out! Hoping the rest of your pregnancy is wonderful!

  • Lori

    June 10, 2010 at 1:59 am

    My daughter’s name is Mary Olivia. I loved it when we picked it and I still think it’s a great name. Mary is such a common name, but no one really uses it anymore. Truth be told, we’re really not that adventurous when it comes to names. My son’s name is Sam. Enjoy the last couple weeks of your pregnancy.

  • Catherine

    June 10, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Monistat? =)

  • Jammer

    June 10, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Is it Micha! or Mikka? Minka? Sorry just watched an episode of Friday Night LIghts last night
    .-= Jammer´s last blog ..Oh, how I can’t wait until you go on sale… =-.

  • Elizabeth

    June 10, 2010 at 7:49 am


  • jeana

    June 10, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Menley? Marcail? Marisol? Is there some sort of prize?

  • martymankins

    June 10, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Taking my best guess here with: Melena

  • Lynn

    June 10, 2010 at 9:11 am


  • Laura in LA

    June 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Ok, I’m guessing again…I just can’t stop!


  • halloweenlover

    June 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Hmmm, do I have to guess the middle name too?

    Maybe Mari?

  • Nicole

    June 11, 2010 at 1:13 pm


  • emily

    June 11, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    i will guess madeline olivia.

  • Lisa

    June 12, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Is it Mysea… ?

  • alyson

    June 12, 2010 at 3:19 pm


  • Aimee Greeblemonkey

    June 14, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I am pissed I missed the name guessing name, that is my favorite part of friend’s being pregnant. Other than then FOR ONCE, them being fatter than me.

    No one’s guessed it yet, Aimee!

    .-= Aimee Greeblemonkey´s last blog ..The Funny Things Kids Say =-.

  • Melissa

    June 16, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    No guesses on the name, but maybe you could please give some information on that beautiful yellow bag in the photo with you?

    It’s Kate Spade.

  • Sara

    June 24, 2010 at 11:12 am


  • Matthew Clark

    June 29, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Friday Night Lights has been my nightime favorite show.~,’