Choosing Baby Names

One of the most difficult decisions I encountered being pregnant was choosing baby names. There are names I love which my husband doesn’t and vice versa, so we are having a hard time picking out a name that we both liked.

My husband only wanted one name for our baby, no middle or third. He finds them annoying because he has two middle names (totaled to three) and he only uses the first one. I, for the record have only a single name and I can’t wait for the day that I will give my children two or more names.

Finally, I convinced him that if he wants our child to grow up with a Dutch culture, he should agree with three names.

When we knew that we’re going to have a boy, I felt a sudden pressure because we haven’t found a name that would fit him perfectly. I tried out name generators and websites for name suggestions. My favorite site is Magic Baby Names because they give you a list of boys, girls or neutral names similar to the ones you liked.

My favorite GIRL name is Nico Robin, a character from One Piece. The name is actually pretty cool for a girl because it sounds like a boy’s name. Unfortunately, my husband disliked this one. He said he doesn’t want his daughter to have a boy’s name.

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I don’t have any favorite boy’s name and the pressure is killing me. I have a few names in mind like Liam, Kai, Grey and Heero, but I don’t think these fit my baby at all. I’m an anime fan, but I can’t give my child a Japanese name. Sigh.

We are still on the hunt for names and I’m going to give an update probably in March.

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Getting Pregnant After Two Years of Depo

I was on Depo shot for two years after deciding to get pregnant. Depo Provera is a birth control injection given every 3 months that contains the hormone, progestin. It is a very effective form of contraception and there is no need to worry about missing the next shot because you can just take it within the week of your due date.

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Why I preferred the shot?

It is convenient for me because I don’t want to take birth control pills every day.

Side effects I had during the Depo course:

  • Amenorrhea or absence of menstruation
  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Spotting
  • Mild lower abdominal pain


  • It is cost-effective
  • You don’t need to worry about missing the shot every day
  • You get the shot every 12 weeks
  • Bye-bye monthly period. You don’t need to buy dozens of sanitary napkins and tampons every month


  • It would take about 6 to 18 months to get pregnant after stopping the prick
  • If you are not working in the medical field, you may need to go to the clinic or hospital to get your next shot
  • You may experience some of the side effects

My Depo Course Timeline:

January 2014: I started using the Depo-Provera birth control injection.

November 2016: I stopped the Depo shot and waited for its three-month effect. As what my doctor said, women sometimes wait for 10 to 18 months to get pregnant.

February 2017: This was my supposed-to-be next shot that I didn’t take. I experienced some Depo withdrawal symptoms including:

  1. Lower abdominal pain – similar to having dysmenorrhea
  2. Breasts tenderness
  3. Mood swings
  4. Dizziness and lightheadedness
  5. Nausea

I thought I might be pregnant because these are similar to pregnancy symptoms, but I didn’t have my period for two years, so it is quiet impossible.

May 2017: Fortunately, my menstruation came back. Imagine the joy I felt of having to buy menstrual pads again. I’m serious, I was really happy. I started taking folic acid vitamins thereafter.

If you are looking for an effective birth control method, I hope this helps.


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