When I found out about the pregnancy, one of the first things that popped up into my head was ” What the heck our we going to name this baby?”
The day we went to find out about the baby’s health and my gestation date, we also were going to find out the sex of the baby. We had been told by some people that the baby was going to be a girl. That is a whole other story and post. We had to get up early and get in line to wait for our turn. I was nervous all day and had my headphones on while we were waiting. When it was finally our turn to get the sonogram, we were waiting for the doctor to finish up with the patients ahead of us. From the conversation we were hearing, the doctor was hilarious. When it was our turn, I was asking questions a mile a minute and Raul kept on looking at me like, give the technician a chance.
Once the doctor came to check out the results, he asked us if we had an idea of the sex of the baby. He also asked us if we had baby names. I told him that if it was a boy, it would be Irving. But the girl name I wanted, Luna was not what Raul liked. He said, “Luna. That is a pretty name. I think my neighbor’s dog is named Luna.” He proceeded to tell us that the baby was going to be a girl. At that point, Daniela or Liana was going to be the baby’s name.
Once he answered all our questions and provided us with accurate information for my doctor, I breathed a sigh of relief. The following day, we decided that Daniela would be her name. My nephew Daniel was still in Puerto Rico and I called him at my mother’s house. Once I told him that there was a good chance the baby would be named after him, he proceeded to dance. My mother got on the phone and told me he was dancing because of the news that his name was chosen. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that we agreed Lucia would be her middle name. Lucia was my grandfather Osvaldo mother’s name. Raul did say that if we ever get another dog, I will be able to name the dog Luna.