It is always difficult when coming to that point of time in your pregnancy (like the day before your due date) when you think, we really must agree on a name! It is a tough decision as you have to love the name forever, you can’t change your mind and they have to live with it. It shapes them and characterises them right from the start. It really is a big deal.
When hubby and I found out we were expecting our first-born (a singleton) the name game began. It was like that scene from ‘Friends’ when Ross and Rachel keep vetoing names.
The name we finally agreed on in the end was BBbut it had not been mentioned up until the end as I had loved that name from when an old colleague had a baby years before me and when I mentioned it back then got laughed at. Apparently he does not remember this conversation but I am telling you, it happened. Anyhow he was all like ‘Noah, that’s fantastic, why have you not mentioned this before?” Grrr Men!
We got there in the end. Imagine both our horror then upon the discovery of twins six months after Noah’s birth! We were not at all worried about coping with two (well actually that is a total lie, of course we panicked) but we were more worried about how on earth we were going to come up with two names!
We decided to have them sexed so that it was only two names, other wise we would have had to come up with four, two baby girls name and two baby boys names!
There are some weird and wonderful ways of coming up with twin names like
Using anagrams for example Amy & May, Abdel & Blade, Myra & Mary
Having the same meaning names
Using names that rhyme or sound the same
Names beginning with the same letter.
Or you could be really weird and just go for names you like! This is what we tried. Easier said than done. You associate so many names with those you know, and to top this off both hubby and I are high school teachers so this rules out a vast quantity of names (I won’t tell you which ones as I don’t want to offend, but if you have any teaching friends and are in the process of name choosing, they are a good call on veto names!)
Anyway I loved a certain baby boys names. I had taught two kids of that name and they were delightful. Hubby on the other disagreed and said he had only taught naughty ones! We both liked the name though. Towards the end I managed to tweak the name at the end and suddenly my weirdo husband decided that was totally different and ok! All I did was add an ‘ary’ to the name. We still did have two other boy’s names we liked and each day towards the end we favoured a different one so I think he could have been a completely different name had he been born on the Wednesday instead of the Tuesday!
Crazily we still feel we would like one more and we shall have to go through the whole naming process again. Plus after have non-identical twins first time round the odds go up to have them again. Can you imagine…I really would deserve the title Multiple Mummy if that happened wouldn’t I?