Here's the skinny January 30, 2011 4:47 PM   Subscribe

Yesterday, January 29th "at lunch time", chunking express and his non-MeFite wife, Shima, had a healthy 5.5 lb. baby girl named Mythalli Mythili.

Awesome! Congrats to both of you! Look forward to seeing our newest MeFite at the next meet-up.
posted by gman to MetaFilter-Related at 4:47 PM (91 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Cutie! Mazel tov chunking express & family.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:52 PM on January 30, 2011


Congrats! That open-eyes shot is lovely.
posted by flex at 4:54 PM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yay! Thanks for making more awesome people, those of you who are choosing to parent.
posted by Sidhedevil at 4:57 PM on January 30, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by catlet at 5:00 PM on January 30, 2011


Yay! What a gorgeous baby! But she does seem a bit skeptical of the world at large, or maybe just those of us staring at her.
posted by maudlin at 5:06 PM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Congrats!
posted by juv3nal at 5:07 PM on January 30, 2011


(* ̄∇ ̄)/゚・:*【祝】*:・゚\( ̄∇ ̄*)
posted by gomichild at 5:08 PM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!

I hereby predict the following: This will be the most photographed MeFite in the history or future of the site. I predict that she will surpass the current most-photographed mefite (whosoever that might be) and take the record by Feburary 17th at 3pm.
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 5:14 PM on January 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


She is too cute! Love the wide eyed picture.

Beautiful name. For those of us who don't know any better, how is Mythalli pronounced?
posted by TooFewShoes at 5:15 PM on January 30, 2011


Yay! :D
posted by Hildegarde at 5:24 PM on January 30, 2011


Aww, hooray! Congrats, chunking.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 5:30 PM on January 30, 2011


Woohoo, congrats! What a cutie!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:32 PM on January 30, 2011


congrats!
posted by Stynxno at 5:34 PM on January 30, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by goshling at 5:34 PM on January 30, 2011


Congratulations! I wish you every happiness.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 5:36 PM on January 30, 2011


Yay babby!!!!! Many congrats!!! :) She's gorgeous :)

(Also, I'm so glad to see someone having a girl! Literally all of the 2011 babies that I know of are boys.)
posted by sonika at 5:51 PM on January 30, 2011


Earliest callout ever.
posted by cashman at 5:53 PM on January 30, 2011 [6 favorites]


Enjoy that new baby smell as long as you can. Before you know it, she'll be turning 14 and won't smell so good. Oh, wait, that's my son.

Congratulations, and may she take the world by storm!
posted by cooker girl at 5:55 PM on January 30, 2011


Congratulations! What a lovely girl, and her name is equally lovely. Hope Mama is feeling well, and remember to get your rest when you can.
posted by misha at 6:02 PM on January 30, 2011


Congratulation!
posted by the dief at 6:08 PM on January 30, 2011


Congrats!
posted by FishBike at 6:12 PM on January 30, 2011


Congratulations to all three of you!
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 6:12 PM on January 30, 2011


I'm not sure when I'll get a chance to post again. Her name is pronounced: My-The-Lee. I'm still not sure how we are going to spell it. I've apparently used 4 different spellings in 4 different messages to people.

Excellent choice in username.
posted by chunking express at 6:20 PM on January 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


Hello, baby! Congratulations, parents!
posted by rtha at 6:21 PM on January 30, 2011


Awesome, what a sweet, pretty baby. Congrats, Shima & chunking express - you done good!
posted by madamjujujive at 6:28 PM on January 30, 2011


BABIES!!!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 6:33 PM on January 30, 2011


I can't wait to see next year's anniversary picture. Will you add an empty highchair?
posted by ocherdraco at 6:33 PM on January 30, 2011


Wow, she looks wise. I'm stunned at that picture.
posted by Pax at 6:34 PM on January 30, 2011


congrats and beautiful baby...perhaps our newest member?
cough 100k cough
posted by clavdivs at 6:38 PM on January 30, 2011


Can't wait to see the first AskMe question from the kid "How is me formed?" or "Diaper full, please hope me!'
posted by jonmc at 6:57 PM on January 30, 2011


Filtrites have been procreatin' up a storm this year. I heartily approve.

I wonder when we'll have or first actual contributing second-generation MeFite? Should be only another few years, or so.

Will there be Adult Children of Mefites support groups in 20 years?
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:24 PM on January 30, 2011


Congrats!
posted by vidur at 7:29 PM on January 30, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by chococat at 7:30 PM on January 30, 2011


Congratulations! Hope you avoid typos in the birth certificate.
posted by arcticseal at 7:39 PM on January 30, 2011


Aw, yay! Congrats!
posted by katillathehun at 7:47 PM on January 30, 2011


Wonderful!
posted by nola at 7:48 PM on January 30, 2011


Her name is pronounced: My-The-Lee. I'm still not sure how we are going to spell it. I've apparently used 4 different spellings in 4 different messages to people.

Am I the only one who thinks mathowie could be a legitimate spelling for her name?
posted by ellenaim at 8:10 PM on January 30, 2011 [6 favorites]


Aw, this is excellent news. Heartfelt congratulations!
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 8:28 PM on January 30, 2011


Yesterday, January 29th "at lunch time", chunking express and his non-MeFite wife, Shima

A mixed marriage, huh? I suppose that's for the best. We wouldn't want to get too inbred.

Kidding — congratulations on the birth of your little girl!
posted by orange swan at 8:43 PM on January 30, 2011


She is beautiful. May her life be filled with love and laughter (yes, it's my standard saying, but I dearly wish it upon every gorgeous baby I see).
posted by malibustacey9999 at 9:13 PM on January 30, 2011


Cute! I'd hit it!

with my tiny uncoordinated wavy arms, if she was put down close enough
posted by lil ubu at 9:14 PM on January 30, 2011


Congratulations on your beautiful daughter! Best wishes to the three of you.
posted by angiep at 9:18 PM on January 30, 2011


I, too, was born 'at lunch time (in Toronto nonetheless).

I assume this is why everyday when I go on my lunch break, I immediately attempt to suckle the nearest breast.

Congrats!
posted by mannequito at 9:31 PM on January 30, 2011


Congratulations on your beautiful wife!

The critter's cute, too. ;)
posted by dobbs at 9:39 PM on January 30, 2011


CONGRATULATIONS! If you ever need a babysitter, remember your vague internet acquaintances <3 babbies.
posted by SassHat at 10:05 PM on January 30, 2011


---LIFE---
chunking: welcome to part 2!
chungking: welcome to part 1!
posted by not_on_display at 10:07 PM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


non-mefite wife! Jeez, pretty soon you liberals are gonna be marrying animals and stones and stuff.

Congrats on the baby, and there is nothing wrong with new parents starting a nap at 9am in the morning.
posted by hal_c_on at 10:37 PM on January 30, 2011


I wasn't going t comment, since I don't 'know' any of the principals, but, wow, she's cute.
Congratulations mom and dad!
posted by SLC Mom at 10:45 PM on January 30, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by GuyZero at 10:51 PM on January 30, 2011


Congratulations chunking express and Shima! And hello cute baby!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 11:50 PM on January 30, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:52 PM on January 30, 2011


I predict that she will surpass the current most-photographed mefite (whosoever that might be) and take the record by Feburary 17th at 3pm.

We should start a pool. I'll take February 16th.
posted by Chuckles at 12:05 AM on January 31, 2011


Oh, and congratulations!!!!
almost forgot that part... :P
posted by Chuckles at 12:06 AM on January 31, 2011


Welcome to the world Mythalli.

Welcome to the world of no sleep, limitless love and incredible joy, chunking and Shima.
posted by 26.2 at 12:23 AM on January 31, 2011


That's one attractive family. All three of you look great.
posted by pracowity at 3:30 AM on January 31, 2011


WWIC?

(the C there can stand for "consulted" OR "congratulated"!)

Best of luck with your tiny human, wonderful people!
posted by Eideteker at 5:53 AM on January 31, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by bettafish at 5:57 AM on January 31, 2011


Given your history of typo's, I do find it amusing you're screwing up writing babby's name already. Top marks for consistency.

Well done Sir! And Mrs Sir!
posted by Brockles at 6:20 AM on January 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


congratulations mr & mrs express & welcome baby express!

does anyone else think the baby looks like yoko ono in that pic?
posted by msconduct at 6:38 AM on January 31, 2011


Congratulations guys!
posted by routergirl at 6:58 AM on January 31, 2011


Vadhaai!
posted by bardophile at 7:49 AM on January 31, 2011


Mazel tov!
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:53 AM on January 31, 2011


hooray!
posted by rmd1023 at 7:53 AM on January 31, 2011


Yippie!
posted by DreamerFi at 7:57 AM on January 31, 2011


Aw, congratulations!
posted by yaymukund at 8:21 AM on January 31, 2011


Not what MeTa is for - and I've flagged this post as an extreme violation of the guidance literature.

Let me just invite you to take a closer look at the words of this post: "blah blah chunking express and his non-MeFite wife ...".

Muggle wife? Half-muggle baby (0 posts, 0 comments)? Not acceptable to Slytherin house, you mudbloods - purity is our high goal.

It's typical for you Gryffindor pipsqueaks to have a hooray-holiday in your common room about this, led no doubt by Howie Potter, Jessmione and Cortex Weasly. But some of us are studying for tomorrow's potions exam and would like a little peace and quiet around the halls of MeFi castle. And I say, "boo, hiss!" to marrying outside one's website and diluting our wizarding blood.

I mean, honestly! - some of you will put on your cloak and wizard hat for anyone.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 8:29 AM on January 31, 2011 [9 favorites]


congrats! she's adorable :)
posted by supermedusa at 8:49 AM on January 31, 2011


Dear AxeMe,

My mother keeps feeding me after she's eaten way too many onions or garlic. She's great and all and the milk is usually so awesome and life sustaining, but how do I let her know that I'd rather not have it taste like some kind of heavy bisque or alfredo sauce? I've tried crying, crying loudly, pooping, not pooping for a couple of days, and sleeping but nothing seems to get the message across. Hope me hive mind!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 9:25 AM on January 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Adorable! Congrats. I'm enjoying imagining potential baby AskMe questions....they'd probably all centre around why their parents just don't understand, and why their life is so hard, what with the baths, and the changing, and the not being able to just snoozle attached to mommy's boob all day long.
posted by Go Banana at 9:34 AM on January 31, 2011


Congratulations, Chunking!
posted by boo_radley at 10:48 AM on January 31, 2011


Congrats on the precious tiny human!
posted by galadriel at 12:20 PM on January 31, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 12:26 PM on January 31, 2011


Yay! Beautiful!!! Congratulations!!! :)
posted by zarq at 12:28 PM on January 31, 2011


Yay! A baby!
posted by santaslittlehelper at 12:51 PM on January 31, 2011


Given your history of typo's

typos.
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:00 PM on January 31, 2011


Hooray! Congrats!
posted by soft and hardcore taters at 1:15 PM on January 31, 2011


typos.

Um, nope. I wrote a contraction of 'typographical errors'. Not the greek god of finger button pressing. Up your bum.
posted by Brockles at 1:45 PM on January 31, 2011


O'K

(contraction of "Oh, I see what you did there. Very clever. And now my finger is stuck")
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:19 PM on January 31, 2011


Thanks for all the good wishes. I was hoping someone would have figured out how to flame out in a baby thread: maybe by the next time I check in.

I think we are going to go with Mythilli. The proper spelling looks to be Maithilli. I think there is an ask mefi question here.

I should power nap.
posted by chunking express at 6:05 PM on January 31, 2011


chunking express: The proper spelling looks to be Maithilli.

Sorry dude, but do you think people are gonna take the word of a guy who misspelled his own username? Look at my post... hell, look at your daughter's own profile page. It's spelled Mythalli.
posted by gman at 6:53 PM on January 31, 2011


Congratulations! Yay, tiny wee human! \o/
posted by zennish at 10:56 PM on January 31, 2011


Congrats!
posted by saucysault at 5:55 AM on February 1, 2011


What a beautiful family! Congrats!
posted by Dr. Zira at 2:30 PM on February 1, 2011


Crikey, you guys are ridiculously beautiful! Enjoy the newbie :)
posted by freya_lamb at 3:13 PM on February 1, 2011


Beautiful baby - congrats!
posted by leslies at 5:13 PM on February 1, 2011


I wasn't going t comment, since I don't 'know' any of the principals

We all 'know' each other here even if we don't so don't stand on ceremony!
posted by madamjujujive at 5:35 PM on February 1, 2011


Mythilli won in the end.or at the very least, it's on her fauxn health card so we are done thinking about that.

Also, Shima enjoyed reading this thread. She sometimes thinks MetaFilter is that site about horrible relationships. No! It is that and so much more.

Also, I like how the phrase "I'd hit it" ended up in a baby announcement thread. You did good, people!
posted by chunking express at 7:11 PM on February 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


chunking express isn't Cantonese? I feel robbed!

Congrats on the lovely bin lid though.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:05 AM on February 2, 2011


Congratulations to the lucky couple! :) The baby looks gorgeous; here's wishing that she would get all the luck and good fortune that would entail with her name.

Beautiful name. For those of us who don't know any better, how is Mythalli pronounced?

... for it's a very beautiful name indeed, rather poetic for reasons that will become obvious; literally, someone (female) from Mithila, the ancient Ramayana kingdom in which Sita was a princess. Because there is only One (female) Mithila-ian worthy of worship, Sita is often called as Mythili. It is also the name of a language group that was once considered as an eastern Hindi dialect, but is now considered a full-fledged language on its own.

I think we are going to go with Mythilli. The proper spelling looks to be Maithilli. I think there is an ask mefi question here.

I'll try to answer with a Tamil-focussed Weltanschauung, along with key inputs from Devnaagri, and then in the Roman script. :) I'll assume you can read Tamil, and will assume that my muscle-memory is good enough to make a coherent point or two about the Tamil ariccuvaTi (alphabet, if I'm not wrong). :)

So there's two aspects to consider:
1) How would the first syllable be pronounced, மை, or மே?
2) What is the vowel/ conjunct consonant [forgot what you call them in Tamil :) ] for the second syllable?

My reading is that it would be மைதிலீ, I'm presuming, in Tamil, although in Sanskrit, Hindi and other North Indian languages, they'd conjoin 'th' with 'la' and and make it மத்லீ, or मैत्ली in the Devnaagri script.

Given the Harvard-Kyoto Convention, I'd normally have transliterated the name as 'Maitli' from Devnaagri, although it is a _bit_ tricky in non-South Asian situations because Anglophones would confuse the 't' for ட and not த. A 'h' would presumably force the reader to pronounce த, although some purists hate that because re-transliterating back to Brahmi-scripts becomes contextual if you do so. (ie, if you're blindly re-transliterating from Roman to Devnaagri, you'd theoretically be confused as to whether you should use a त or a थ, a distinction that modern Tamil generally abhors, but is crucial in Devnaagri, and in the more formal Grantha script)

Mythilli, is of course, perfectly acceptable transliteration; to my central Indian mind, the additional 'i' (இ) does show the linguistic journey the name has taken from Mithila to the Tamil-speaking lands further down (in which I include Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka and Malaysia) The only question I have is whether you'd spell the name as மைதிலீ or மைதில்லீ in Tamil; useful to be Tamil-descriptive rather than Sanskrit-prescriptive in situations like this. (I'm leaning on it being மைதிலீ.)

This plate of rajma has been rather delicious. :)
posted by the cydonian at 8:08 PM on February 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


is now considered a full-fledged language on its own.

Which means that it's only a matter of time before there's an entire Indian state by that name, especially once the saffron-clad demogogues cotton onto the idea of reviving Sri Sita's ancient kingdom.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:32 PM on February 2, 2011


Congrats!!!
posted by typewriter at 1:35 AM on February 3, 2011


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