What do you call a female namesake? For instance, among the Amish (and non) a boy is assigned "jr.", i.e. Marvin Jr., Levi Jr., etc. But is there an equivalent for a girl? Maybe there is and I just am unaware. You don't usually use juniors with girls, do you? So that has always left me baffled with what to call Lovina's daughter Lovina. I always want to call her "Little Lovina", but that present its own problems: 1) she won't always be little and 2) her Mom laughs because calling little Lovina little implies that she is somehow "large Lovina" and she's not. Soooo...what to do?
Anyway, 8-year-old Lovina had to be undergo an emergency appendectomy late last night. Surgery was a success and she is recovering comfortably today. But, sheesh, this family has had to go through a lot this year!