Last week I had shared a post on social media about an author for Huff Post who shared her thoughts about having a name for a baby born after infertility through pictures. It was so powerful. It made me think. What would I call a baby who was born after infertility? Or better yet, what do you call a baby born after infertility and loss?
I think I came up with two clever names for those kinds of babies. Hopefully you like them too.
Baby born after battling Infertility: Twinkling Star
As the nursery rhyme says, “Twinkle twinkle, little star; how I wonder what you are?” It is believed that stars symbolise a goal that is too far to reach and one must work hard to achieve that goal. We also know that the North Star (another twinkling star) guides many travellers home. It is conceivable (pardon the pun) that one who battles with infertility does work very hard to achieve that little star and that little star guides the parents home to where they need to be. I personally think it’s a lovely symbolism for the battle of infertility.
Babies born after infertility and loss: Moonbow
If you aren’t familiar with a moonbow, let me explain. A moonbow is a rainbow produced by the light of the moon instead of the sun. The light of the moon is a reflection of the sun, and therefore the moonbow can appear more faint and even white. They are very rare, such is the case with loss and infertility combined. Some believe that the moonbow is a gateway for the fairy world is open. Other believe that if you see a Moonbow, that the angels are answering your call for whatever you have been asking for. Angels are there to guide you through your difficult path and give you hope.
“The appearance of a rainbow in the darkness is mysterious and powerful. And it is a message that even in the darkest situations, there is a little hope shining through. It is an encouraging message to never give up. And to have faith that everything will be alright.”
So what do you think? Do you think these are fitting?
If you are struggling with loss or bereavement get in touch with Hadeer at Snowflakes on Roses : https://snowflakesonroses.com/