Why we decided to name our child, Mozaic.
I'm finally writing about our most commonly asked question.
The infamous, " How did you guys come up with your child's name?"
Well, to be completely honest, Eric was the one who sold me on it. And thank god, he did because it is an unbelievably beautiful and unique name!
When Eric and I first discovered we were pregnant, we knew that we wanted to choose a name that was one, unheard of and two, would leave a lasting impression on everyone who heard and interacted with our child. We definitely wanted to choose a name that represented us as a biracial couple and that shed light on our creative backgrounds. For those of you who might not know, Eric was a Tahitian drummer and a hip hop dancer and I have had the deepest appreciation for modern dance and photography. So of course, as creatives, we wanted our child to have a unique, and inventive, name.
So about three years ago, Eric and I were getting ready to introduce the world to our baby girl. And for all my first-time parents, you know the anticipation and preparation that goes on before your child's arrival. There's a ton of debate and negotiation when choosing what name would suit your child best. After much deliberation, we decided that we would name our child an artistic and symbolic name. And "Mozaic", we felt, would best represent both of her parent's backgrounds. My cultural background is Mexican and Eric's is Filipino. Our child symbolizes a union of our two very different cultures, dialects, customs, beliefs, and traditions.
If you've ever had the chance to meet Mo-Mo, her nickname, then you know how infectious her smile and personality tends to be. Mozaic is also a very creative and animated individual. Watch our Insta-Stories to see what I'm talking about.
Mozaic truly embodies everything about us, as parents we are constantly evolving to be better individuals and improve our parenting skills. Like a mosaic tile, Mozaic represents our differences, but most importantly she represents our similarities and ultimately she is our little piece of art.
As far as the spelling, well, we wanted to give her a little extra sass by changing the traditional spelling and adding a Z instead of the S. I know, I know, we're rebels. Haha.
I hope you enjoyed this piece and have a better understanding of how we came up with our daughter's name. As a reminder, our child's bi-racial background is a representation of all the beautiful things that can come about when you bring love into the equation.
Is there a unique name you have in mind for your child, human or furry, and would love to share? If so, leave a comment down below. If you have a unique name in mind and you don't want anyone to ever hear it until that baby makes their grand appearance, no worries. I would love to know what you thought about this piece, instead.
Also, don't forget to share this and let me know if you'd like a blog post on what our parents thought of the name, Mozaic. Their reactions were hilarious when they first heard it.