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And Jahjah was born

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The universe has its way of surprising me.

Upon arriving home last night, my little girl surprised me with her new name. I heard her yaya call her ‘”Jahjah” so I wondered, who’s Jahjah? I gently scooped Sonnet up into my arms and asked her, “Be, who’s Jahjah?” Sonnet pointed to herself.

I don’t remember calling my sweet angel “Jahjah” so I asked yaya why Sonnet calls herself that and the former tells me, since Sonnet’s first name is Janaelah she thought Jahjah would be the perfect nick.

Although I initially didn’t like the new name, I’m sort of starting to like it especially when Sonnet reacts to it. Most of us, after all, come in different names. As a little girl, I was identified as Nini. When I started school everybody in the classroom would call me Antonette, my teachers and classmates alike. When I started working, colleagues would call me the same and when they got tired of it they’d cut it short to Net or Toni.

Some preferred to call me Ann, which is really uncomfortable. I feel like a nun whenever I’m called by this name. I don’t mean that in a bad way. I’m just honest to say that I’m no goody two shoes. Before my professional life, I was but since exposed to the real world I’ve long forgotten how it is to be a meek lamb who’d give in to anybody. Let’s face it, there are more evil than good on earth.

I’m open to the fact that someday my little Sonnet will make her own choices in life. She’ll face her own trials or obstacles on the way and there’s no way I could control the events that would come her way. But as her mother, I would never leave her side. I’ll be here to guide her through anything.

People can call her Sonnet, Janaelah, jahjah, or even Net. But to me, she’s always going to be the sweetest Bebe in the entire world;)

By the way, a friend sent me this important link. If you have time, maybe you can do something for the little angel here http://www.katrina.heavenmind.com/history.html

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20 thoughts on “And Jahjah was born

  1. yeah…at least mare, may personality na kagad si sonnet… alam na niya kung ano gusto niya… nkwento ko nga sa iyo si juliana.. tinatawag siya ng mama niya ng julia, tas si nanay na anang… pero siya talga tumawag sa sarili niya na yang-yang… hehe

  2. nakakatuwa ang post na ito
    makes me crave for a kid of my own
    (yata)
    puro seriously, nothing beats having lil rugrats running around sa bahay
    sa mga pamangkin ko nga lang, super in love na ako
    what more kung sariling anak na, diba?

    saka kelan ka ba naging Ann at Toni, ha?
    nyahaha

  3. hahaha! Iba na talaga ang mga bata ngayon mare, they’re very intelligent and independent:)

  4. Oo nga raft3r, nakakatuwa talaga they’re little angels from heaven:) Ang sarap umuwi lagi:) Now, on Toni and Ann, hahaha! Those names came into existence when I started working. Pero yung Ann, bihirang-bihira lang naman so I’m thankful hehehe:)

  5. Jahjah is still a good nickname. At least kahit paano may taste ang yaya ni Sonnet. ;p

  6. I noticed, Lenski hehehe:) pumayag na ako since wala pa naman syang nick talaga. We just call her Sonnet or Bebe:)

  7. sonnet’s haven!!!!
    visit my blog!!!
    great news!!
    dali!

  8. ‘Pag si Ms. JJ talaga ang topic, grabe ka raft3r, kakaiba ka talaga hehehe:)

  9. wow! nice naman ang n-name ni sonnet sa liit nyang yan kaya na niyang makipagsosyalan ng name. saan ba magmamana di sa maganda nyang ina. (tuldok 🙂

  10. Hahaha! Kanino pa nga ba? kaya hindi nakukumpleto ang mga entries ko dito sa sa blog ‘pag wala kang comment kapatid obet:)

  11. I think Sonnet likes her new nick! 😀

    crumb trails
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    i-view

  12. She prefers to be called that na nga Vi eh, hehe:)

  13. ako i like it 🙂 may classmate ako nung college ganyan din ang nickname gustong-gusto ko talaga. ako naman firstly aleah ang name ng daughter ko and she also made us call her chai-chai, ang layo noh, kasi yun ang bukang-bibig nya palagi noong nag-aaral pa lang sya mag salita ewan ko ba kung bakit. hanggang sa nag-evolve na tuloy ang palayaw nya into pachuchay hahaha 🙂

  14. I love pachuchay, dhangski:) Ang cute cute! Bagay na bagay sa baby ang name:) Siguro tabachingching ang daughter mo when she was still a baby. ‘Yon agad ang pumasok sa isip ko when I read ‘Pachuchay’:)

  15. oo tabaching nga sya nung baby, habang lumalaki sumeseksi hehe she’s 4yo na 🙂 dapat pala makaisip na ng palayaw na seksi di na bagay sa kanya ang pachuchay hehe 🙂

  16. baby pa rin sya dhangski kasi 4 pa lang naman sya:) Namnamin mo muna ang pachuchay, ang cute talaga:)

  17. oo nga bat ba ko nagmamadali hehe excited lang siguro ako magkaroon ng isang dalagita 🙂

  18. Hehehe:) baliktad tayo dhangski kasi parang ayoko lumaki ang anak ko para lagi akong may baby doll:) Pero syempre imposible naman ‘yon so I make it a point to capture every moment and important event in her life:)

  19. kasi 4 na kids ko at sobrang na savor ko na ang pagkababy ng bawat isa gusto ko naman ng ibang adventure hehe. 11 na yung eldest ko at sobrang excited din ako sa pagbibinata nya. naiinggit nga ako sa mga mommies na may binata’t dalaga na e 🙂

  20. Wow! You were able to raise 4 kids nan dhangski:) Tama, it’s time to move on to the next phase hehehe:) Looking forward ka na sa kanilang teen years:) Ako first time mom pa lang kaya eto talagang ninanamnam:)

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