“N” is for Naming…
My original birth certificate lists my first name as Baby Girl. According to the only paperwork I have, my mother did not name me. No one knows if she had picked out a name. If she did and it was changed to Baby Girl because I was surrendered I will never know that either.
I cannot explain how much it hurts that I was not named by my mother
Today I read about mothers listing the names the prospective parents have chosen or a combination of the name they have picked out and one of the names the mother chose as the middle name on the original birth certificate. I cry inside when I read things like this.
A mother should name her child and have it listed on the original birth certificate. Regardless if it will be changed at the time of adoption. Naming is something incredibly personal between a mother and child – a sacred rite.
It seems so inherently wrong to interfere in something this personal