Swistle! did you know that you can get pregnant the first time you have sex after giving birth? ME EITHER. (I mean I guess I knew but not welll enough to avoid it...)
soooo my husband (Edward) and I (Ellen) have basically been in shock and it's only just now occurring to us that we should maybe name this current baby that's baking in there. i'm now eight months pregnant and we have 10 month old twin girls, Lucy June and Nora Rose. yes, our THREE children will be under a year apart, and yes, we are freaking out. also hiring babysitters frantically. Ahem.we DID want three kids, we just weren't thinking we'd have them this close. With the girls, with spent months and months figuring out their names. They were carefully planned, etc. We love that their names have such a nice rhythm. our surname is Salter, btw. anyway, with this preg. it took me an embarrassingly long time to even realize i WAS pregnant, because of the whole having infant twins thing, and we just started seriously thinking about names last week. it's a boy, btw. so with the girls, like I said we thought long and hard and settled on names that were kind of similar--four letters, similar styles--but didn't sound super alike. We sometimes call them Lucy and Nora but more often Lucy June and Nora Rose, because the names are super fun to say. We'd like a similar double barreled concept with The Boy. Our girls do not have family names, we told our families that we would find many other ways to honor them.so...um, help? oh, we don't want to repeat initials. we don't really care about popularity, especially as we usually call the girls their full names.our hastily brainstromed list, we are thinking about combos from this listOwen (but maybe too close to my name, but that might not matter at all since i'm the mom?)OliverHenry (but I dont want to repeat ending sounds)Caleb (but maybe too bliblical? we are not bliblical, we're Unitarians)ReidTate (but sounds kind of girly, I guess because of Tatum)we are oddly drawn to Moss, but it isn't really a name, so.Gage (doesn't seem quite enough like a name)Gray (but again...is this really name-y? but could be a good middle, its a word name like June and Rose. but on the other hand, isn't gray kind of depressing?)ArloNicoJude (but super close to June)FelixAny suggestions for us? BTW our dogs are Ambrose and Izadore, for what that matters, which probably isn't much.THANK YOU!!!!
Owen Reid leaps out at me as an excellent combination, an excellent name, and an excellent way to repeat the 4-4 letter, 2-1 syllable pattern. I don't think Owen is too close to Ellen.