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12/17/2009 at 12:00 PM ET

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Christine on

I enjoyed reading the post about the mom’s attempt to get her family the H1N1 vaccination. I’ve been through it too, and at the moment I’m the only one in our household who’s gotten the vaccine.

I was 6 months pregnant. I work as a nurse in a very busy hospital, and we’ve had patients with H1N1 already. I also have ttwo 4 year olds, one with health issues. I should have been ushered to the front of the line, right?

The health dept had one weekend of flu clinic, and when we tried to get there, there was no parking for 1 mile around it, and the line was 8 hours long. Considering the amount of germs that would be floating around there, we choose to leave. Before the 3-day clinic was over they were out of doses.

The hospital only got 400 doses, and they were only offering it to the ER staff since they were always exposed first. They told me to see my PCP or OB. My doctors didn’t have any, and said to try the health dept. Health dept continues to be out.

Eventually the hospital got another 500 doses and I was one of the first in line. We used up all the doses within a few days. At present time its still not available to most people, including my husband and children.

Electra on

I’m so tired of those _ayden names. I haven’t heard a single one that I’ve liked. I also don’t understand how spelling a name different sets your child apart of makes them an individual if the sound is the same.C’est la vie.

I don’t understand how naming trends occur. I just looked at the most popular names for my birth year and I knew at least 5-10 people with the names in the top ten for boys and girls.

Jessi on

Electra I agree with you!!

I LOVE the name Madeleine but would never use it because of the popularity. The ___aiden (___ayden) names are so annoying anymore! I have heard of Aiden, Ayden, Brayden, Braiden, Caden, Cayden, Kayden, Kaden, Kaidyn (for a girl), Layden, Zayden, Mayden, Nayden, Payden, Jayden, Jaiden, Rayden, Tayden, Hayden, or so on all under the age of 5.

Love the name Edward so much. But wouldn’t use it because of the Twilight series. lol Same with Isabella with Bella as a nickname.

My favorite boys names for 2009 are Owen, Evan, Noah, Jack, and Zachary. I also like Matthew, Evan, and Ethan.

For the girls for 2009 are Olivia, Audrey, Isabella, and Grace. I also like Emma, Hannah and Emily. Madison is a boys name as is Addison. It bugs me when people use this on a girl…

For the decade I like Christopher, Jack, William and Ryder. And Olivia, Samantha, and Elizabeth. I like Madeleine.

JM on

jessi, it’s funny you should say that about teh -aden names because your favourite names seem to be just as, if not more popular than those. i cannot count the number of little noahs, olivias, graces, owen, jacks, emma etc. all way too popular.

Jessi on

JM: I understand, but you have to realize where I am and realize that I am not around too many Noahs and things like that. But I wouldn’t use alot of these names as they are popular or I have several family members with those names. lol

That is also why I will use other names other than these for this child.