Juliette…Days 2 & 3, the Name Game Winner and Home Birth Questions!!!

Jan 22, 2010 | On Motherhood, The Joys of Pregnancy | 20 comments

On January 13th I was stunned to get an email from Jennifer C. with the correct guess of the girls name, I am anxious to read how she came to such a spot on conclusion but here are the answers to the clues…

Clue No One:

First: A historical reference for this name can be found on the shelves of almost any grocery store.
Answer – Julius Ceasar, (Ceasar Salad Dressing)
Middle: Due to my known admirations, this is not a name someone would expect me to go with.
Answer: Longtime readers and friends know of my cult like admiration of Princess Diana so I imagine, using a form of Elizabeth as the name could be a surprise.
Clue No. Two

First: “I’ll come ’round sometime and get that squeak out of your door.”
Answer: Sexy statement made my Johnny Depp’s Character to Juliette Binoche’s character in the film “Chocolat” – I think this is what lead many of you to choose “Josephine” as your guess.
Middle: Though he loved BJ just as she was, the original amour of MD.
Readers, friends and family surely by now know my love for British comedies and Jane Austin. Here, BJ stands for Bridgette Jones and MD stands for Mark Darcey…Bridgette Jones is a modern version of Pride and Prejudice thus Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice is the answer to this clue.

First: Baz Lurman
Answer – the film Romeo and Juliet
Middle: “I’m not living with you! We occupy the same cage, that’s all.
Answer – Now I dropped a big hint for this one even before the contest during one of my “miserable” posts before the baby was born by mentioning Tennessee Williams – This is a quote by Maggie the Cat in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (a favorite in this house) played of course by, Elizabeth Taylor.

And there you have it. I had SO MUCH fun writing those clues I could do it all day long. Congratulations to Jennifer C. (what’s your blog name Jen? I don’t feel right putting your last name on the internet in case that is something that you don’t do) Your prize will arrive by Valentines Day.

Here are some more photos…I can’t stop taking them. Can you blame me?


Lots of you inquired via email or comments about Home Birth, I LOVE the subject and would be THRILLED to answer any questions you may have – shoot me an email and I will post on the subject in the very near future.

Proud, enamoured brother.

TROIS!!! Can you stand it???

Today was the a March for Life in Washington.

Beyond blessed.

The SPITTING image of her brother.

“It has hands!” Was the first thing Amélie said about her sister.

I could not resist the can can prop – I’ll have to do it again when she is not so newborn and splotchy.

Sepia baby.


Aidan brought in one of his favorite “peluche” Mr. Lapin le Petit to share with Juliette. Here Amélie is showing her.


  1. à la parisienne

    I have tons of questions.
    I will come back when I have more time to write them down!

    “It has hands” I love it!
    What a precious family!

    Oh, and that last image of your and Juliette is beautiful!

  2. Frippery

    Beautiful day, beautiful family, beautiful photos. Congratulations on your gorgeous little Juliette

  3. Semi Expat

    You are so blessed and lucky… how wonderful to have three gorgeous children….. x

  4. Bonjour Madame

    I actually thought I had the name right but had it wrong! I thought it was going to be Coco Elizabeth. And I got Coco from cocoa at the grocery store and in the movie Chocolat and from Baz doing a commercial for Coco Chanel fragrances. Oh well, next time…

    The baby is so sweet, love the pictures!

  5. Amy

    belles bébé ! félicitations !

  6. Kate

    Lovely. Wonderful. Perfect.

    All our best on your latest joy.


  7. sweettreats725

    I don’t even know you personally but feel so much joy for you and your family! Many congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter, Juliette!

    Made for Motherhood is how I see you!

    And, dang, girl, those clues were difficult for me even though I am as much of a fan of the movies you used as sources!

    Blessings to all of you!

  8. Joannah

    Such a beautiful family! You are so blessed. 🙂

  9. Jen

    Lovely photos! Big brother and big sister look so proud. Sweet, sweet, sweet! I am so glad everyone is healthy and happy.
    So, I am the winner, and so excited!
    Here is how I guessed:
    The first clues threw me, but I googled your movie quotes and Baz and then it was easy! I confess I spent a lot of time to do this, along with the boy clues, but it was fun! Then I spent the next few days catching up on laundry and checking your blog every hour to see if baby was here yet!
    Enjoy your snuggly new baby days!

  10. Just A Gal...

    congratulations… since I saw you post on your home delivery I can’t get it off my mind! Wow…
    I am Amazed!!
    Congratulations Again…
    Just A Gal…

  11. Castles Crowns and Cottages

    Chère Parisienne,
    Thank you for coming by to catch a glimpse of French bliss! How is the little family? YOU ALL LOOK WONDERFUL! Bisous à tous, Anita

  12. Mrs. B.

    The photos are delicious! And I can’t wait for your home birth post. I’m not a home birth type of girl myself but I absolutely admire you ladies that are.

  13. Life in the 'Burbs

    Is that a certain bunting I see on Miss Juliette?? :o) She is soo cute, and to see your 3 chickens altogether is just precious to me. You have a gorgeous family. Miss you…

  14. annie

    Thank you for more photos! I can almost smell her crispy newness!
    Your beautiful crew ALL look alike and are beautiful.

  15. Jenn@Spejory

    I can see the joy in your photos! Beautiful family, beautiful bebe! Just precious!

  16. Homemaker Ang

    beautiful, BEAUTIFUL! You are RICH and BLESSED BEYOUND MEASURES! I am so thankful everything went well for you and baby girl!

    are you going to keep up with mE? :)only 3 more to go. . ….. ?

  17. Tina Leigh

    Was this birth your first home birth? The pictures are beautiful….because you have a beautiful family.

  18. Corinne.

    Superbe petite princesse !!!
    Je lui souhaite que du bonheur !

  19. parisapartment

    Wow I am just catching up with you and so many things come to mind but at the forefront: YOU ARE AMAZING~
    Congratulations on Juliette, she is such an angel and you’re right, you are beyond blessed. Thank you for sharing such a precious and magical time. Can’t wait to see more of your wonderful photos and hear about the home birth. You are a wealth of information, inspiration and obviously a pretty great mom, too! Lots of love to you all!!

  20. Jen Chandler

    Absoloutely lovely. And I’m definitely curious about home birth and midwives. Not that I’m close to even thinking of having a child, but I am reading more and more about it and I think it’s fabulous!!

    Your children are all three beautiful little darlings. Lovely name for the wee one, by the way 🙂



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