MTV aired a special called Baby High. The girls on this show are pregnant or have babies, and attend a special school for girls with babies. I have to say, I'm impressed with the girls on this show. They have babies, attend school and named their babies pretty well. These are upstanding, motivated women. Props to them! They are doing wonderful things, even in a tough situation.
It's inspiring to see how the participants at this school for teenage mothers, Westport TAPP High School, truly embraced motherhood and their educations, and aspire to become successful women and amazing mothers.
Now, to talk about names.
Two of the babies are Peyton and Meleah. Meleah isn't my favorite spelling, but you know what? It works. I like both of these names.
The girls on the show, unfortunately, seemed to have not had as much luck when being named. Some names include: Mechele, LaKrista, and Bre'Oshane and Re'Oshane (with accents over the final e). I don't even know how to say those last two names. Fortunately, there is also a Karissa and Madeleine, which are both not the most common spellings, but are totally acceptable. Madeleine is an absolutely beautiful, classy spelling.
This is a good show - definitely worth watching. Baby High is a special, so try to catch it if it airs again on MTV.
Note: I think some readers are misunderstanding me here. The point of my blog, typically, is to be snarky about baby names (see this post) and reality television. That being said, I think "Baby High" was amazing. The girls featured on this show are doing amazing things. I can't commend them enough for being amazing mothers to their children and continuing their educations. We see the girls on "Teen Mom" on MTV struggle without their degrees. These girls are avoiding this struggle by completing school in a healthy, wonderful education for both themselves and their babies.
I had the personal experience of visiting an organization at a school for teen moms. The moms had meetings about how to be great parents while their children spent time in school sponsored day care. These girls were amazing. I got to know one mom who struggled to find herself, keep up her grades and raise her baby. While I don't condone or recommend teenage pregnancy, I am so proud of all teen moms, like those on "Baby High," who choose to continue their education and live their lives in a positive, productive manner.