Well, our girls know that if they want new names, they can have them.
During cuddle time, my girls love for me to sing to them. I suck, I mean really suck at singing. That is how I know they truly do love me! Because no one, not even my tone deaf husband, desires to hear me sing.
I know a lot of songs. I say all of the time that when my altzheimers sets in, I will loose all of my memories to Dave Matthews Band and Kenny Chesney lyrics.
So the girls get 3 songs (usually a verse and course) and by the time bedtime rolls around there are about two songs that stick out in my head. Usually, it's a DMB song and something random.
The first night Layla by Eric Clapton was on my mind. I sang it, and my four year old FELL IN LOVE!
Every night she asks me to sing it. Tonight she said, "Mommy is it a secret?" I start singing it in my head looking for a spot where the song says "secret" I came up empty so I asked her is what a secret? She said, "I didn't tell my teacher my new name is Layla".
How sweet is that?!? I told her she can have whatever name she wants, but I LOVE Layla if she chooses it!
My 6 yr old loves when I sing The Pretenders "I'll Stand By You". She said to me that she will stand by me, and I won't let anyone hurt her and she won't let anyone hurt me.
Ahhhh, I love my girls!