We are adopting two adorable girls who have a little something extra, Down Syndrome! We are excited to add them to our family. We will use this blog to update family and friends on our adoption progress and fundraising efforts. Just joining us? Click on the 2011 posts in the archive to find out why we are adopting the girls.
The Complication of Names
We may have to change Alyssa's name. Which is sad, because I LOVE that name. Our daughter Clarissa is deaf with cochlear implants and cannot tell the difference between Alyssa and Clarissa (say them out loud, they are very similar). We also have an Allison, which complicates matters (we cannot use her code name Alice either). I want to pick a name that is close enough to Alyssa that it is an easy transition, but different enough the girls can figure out who I am talking to ;). Top of the list right now is Ellisa, which I must admit is pretty darn cute! Pronounced El-ee-sa.