You are 21 this year and a senior in college. It’s taken four long, hard years to get to this point, but soon you graduate with honors. Best of all, you’ve just received word that you got your dream job! You spend one short week in your hometown celebrating with your parents and then pack up all your things to move closer to your new job.
Your name is: [name]KAITLIN[/name] [name]AILEEN[/name] [name]KENYON[/name]
Your job: DIRECTOR OF A PRESCHOOL
Your new city: BETHLEHEM, PA.
It takes you only a few days to get settled in to your new place and your new town. Your job is going great, but you are having trouble making friends outside of work. One of your coworkers who just got engaged notices that you are lonely and offers to take you out to dinner with her and her fiance and some friends. You are all caught up on work and want to get out and have some fun so you quickly agree. She picks you up later that night and you go to dinner and drinks with a large group of people at a local restaurant. While you are there, one of her fiance’s friends catches your eye and the two of you start to talk. You hit it off and he drives you home at the end of the night. The two of you exchange numbers.
Your coworker’s name: [name]DAHLIA[/name] [name]JANE[/name] MACPHERSON
Her friend’s name: [name]CHRISTOPHER[/name] [name]RAYMOND[/name] [name]HOGAN[/name]
By the end of the week, the two of you are dating. It turns out that he is only one year older than you and graduated from college last year. He is everything you have been looking for in a man and you fall for him very quickly. Luckily he feels the same way and after two years of dating he proposes to you! You waste no time getting married and have a destination wedding in _______. You have a beautiful and intimate reception with family and friends and leave for your two-week honeymoon the next day.
[name]How[/name] does he propose? AT [name]MIDNIGHT[/name] ON NEW YEAR’S [name]EVE[/name]
Where do you get married? SOUTH [name]CAROLINA[/name]
Where do you honeymoon? GERMANY AND [name]FRANCE[/name]
When you return from your honeymoon, the two of you get settled in to his apartment and go back to your jobs. You both have your dream jobs and together you make enough to buy a starter home together after just six months of being married. While you are moving in to your new home you start to feel unwell and faint (lucky for you, your hubby is a saint and catches you!). You wake up in the hospital only to be told that you are pregnant! [name]Both[/name] of you are shocked by the news but you are happy nonetheless and quickly start work turning one of the three bedrooms in your house into a nursery. Nine months later you are relieved to give birth to a healthy, beautiful baby girl! You decide to honor the coworker who introduced you in her middle name.
Daughter #1’s name: [name]ROSALIE[/name] [name]JANE[/name] [name]HOGAN[/name]
You are thrilled to have your daughter but want to wait a little while before you have any more children. When your baby girl turns two you start to try for a second child. Six months later you find out you are pregnant again, this time with twins! Like with your daughter you want their genders to be a surprise. You give birth to identical twin boys! You give them first names that start with the same initial and middle names that honor your father and father-in-law.
[name]Son[/name] #1’s name: [name]JAMES[/name] [name]DONOVAN[/name] [name]HOGAN[/name]
[name]Son[/name] #2’s name: [name]JACK[/name] [name]RAYMOND[/name] [name]HOGAN[/name]
Your starter house is all filled up and your husband thinks you should be done having children but you slowly convince him to try for one more, since you are so in love with your little girl and want another daughter to dote on. When your twins are one year old, he agrees, but confesses that he would rather adopt a child. You are okay with the idea and together with your four-year-old daughter you decide on a county to adopt from. When you and your children get there, you go to the orphanage and immediately set eyes on the most perfect baby girl you’ve ever seen (besides your own, of course). She is eighteen months old and you start the paperwork for her adoption right away. A surprise comes, however, when you try to take her home ” her mother had just given birth to another little girl and put the other baby girl up for adoption as well! Your husband is just as appalled as you are and you decide to take the baby girl’s sister home with you also. You give them names that you love, but keep their birth names as middle names.
You adopt the sisters from: [name]CHINA[/name]
Daughter #2’s name (18 mos.): [name]LYDIA[/name] WU FEI [name]HOGAN[/name]
Daughter #3’s name (newborn): [name]CORDELIA[/name] DA [name]XIA[/name] [name]HOGAN[/name]
Your house is overflowing, with your four-year-old daughter, one-year-old twin boys, eighteen-month-old daughter, and her newborn sister plus the two of you, so you put your house up for sale and move into an old fixer-upper Victorian mansion with nine bedrooms. Fortunately you get it at a huge discount and the work is done quickly. You love your new home but since it is so large it feels empty to you. Your husband agrees and the two of you decide that one more baby wouldn’t hurt, plus your husband really wants another boy. You quickly become pregnant but are shocked to find out that you are expecting triplets! Two girls and one boy are born early, but healthy, eight months later. You decide to name them beginning with the letters A, B, and C (in no particular order).
Daughter #4’s name: [name]ANGELINA[/name] [name]BLYTHE[/name] [name]HOGAN[/name]
Daughter #5’s name: [name]CLARA[/name] [name]DANIELLE[/name] [name]HOGAN[/name]
[name]Son[/name] #3’s name: [name]BENTLEY[/name] [name]CHRISTOPHER[/name] [name]HOGAN[/name]
Now you are DEFINITELY done! Your family is huge but you are very happy. Finally it is time for the oldest children to go to college. When your daughter is 23 she meets and falls in love with an Iranian professor at her college who is seventeen years older than she is. You are unsure about the big age difference but she insists on marrying him. He has a seven-year-old son and a three-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, and all have traditional Arabic names. She hyphenates her maiden name and his last name, to your husband’s dismay.
[name]Son[/name]-in-law #1’s name: FAREED ISSAM [name]AZAR[/name]
Daughter #1’s new name: [name]ROSALIE[/name] [name]JANE[/name] [name]HOGAN[/name]-[name]AZAR[/name]
Grandson #1’s name: [name]MUHAMMAD[/name] [name]ISRA[/name]'A [name]AZAR[/name]
Granddaughter #1’s name: [name]HADIYA[/name] GHUSUN [name]AZAR[/name]
Shortly after their wedding, [name]Son[/name] #1 announces that he is going to ask his girlfriend of two years to marry him. He is only twenty years old and again you are unsure about your children marrying so young, but she says yes! They get married shortly afterward, and then you find out why ” she is pregnant! A little boy is born. They name his first name after his father, [name]Son[/name] #1, and his middle name after your husband.
Daughter-in-law #1’s name: [name]EMMA[/name] [name]CHRISTINE[/name] ROSENBERG-[name]HOGAN[/name]
Grandson #2’s name: [name]JAMES[/name] [name]CHRISTIAN[/name] [name]HOGAN[/name]
[name]Son[/name] #2 seems to be immune to the marriage bug and dates a lot, but can’t seem to find the right girl to settle down with. Daughter #2 is having no trouble, though, and meets a man who is a native of the country she was adopted from while traveling abroad! He has a traditional ethnic first name but an English middle name. They return home for their wedding after only two months of dating. You are skeptical but they are so in love.
[name]Son[/name]-in-law #2’s name: BOLIN [name]MICHAEL[/name] LI
[name]Just[/name] after the wedding, Daughter #1 announces that she is pregnant! She wants to keep the gender a surprise and in tradition with her husband’s culture does not hold a baby shower until after the birth. The baby is a little girl, who she gives an exotic first name and a middle name that honors her husband’s mother.
Granddaughter #2’s name: [name]LEILA[/name] GHALILAH [name]HOGAN[/name]-[name]AZAR[/name]
Not to be outdone, [name]Son[/name] #1 and his wife announce just three weeks later that they are five months along with their first child and it is another granddaughter for you and your husband!
Granddaughter #3’s name: [name]MATILDA[/name] [name]ROSE[/name] [name]HOGAN[/name]
Daughter #2 and her husband move into a house only fifteen minutes from you. You wonder about the sudden move but then they confess that they are expecting their first baby together! In the meantime, [name]Son[/name] #2 returns home from his vacation and announces that he is gay! You and your husband are slightly taken aback because he dated so much in college but you accept and love your son. He introduces you to his partner, whom he met in [name]Miami[/name], FL, over spring break senior year. They have a commitment ceremony the following fall and move in together.
[name]Son[/name]-in-law #3’s name: [name]HENRY[/name] [name]MATTHEW[/name] [name]ROBERTS[/name]
Daughter #3 has also met someone and he asks her to marry him at [name]Christmas[/name] at your house. You are thrilled and excited to welcome your fourth son-in-law into the family but they have another surprise for you: they are pregnant! Your daughter is convinced that they should get married before the baby is born but her fiance wants to wait. They have twin boys six weeks early, miraculously on the same day that Daughter #2 and her husband welcome their first daughter! You are thrilled at being surrounded by newborns again and your children are elated. Daughter #3 gives her twins names that are somewhat matchy, while Daughter #2 names her baby girl a nature name.
Grandson #3’s name: [name]LOGAN[/name] [name]GRANT[/name] [name]RIGBY[/name]
Grandson #4’s name: [name]NOLAN[/name] [name]CLARK[/name] [name]RIGBY[/name]
Granddaughter #4’s name: [name]SUNSHINE[/name] DAO-[name]MING[/name] LI
Your triplets are entering their senior year of college and are finally ready to settle down. [name]Son[/name] #3 proposes to his girlfriend and she says yes! Later that month, Daughter #4’s boyfriend proposes to her and she also says yes! Being triplets, they decide to get married on the same weekend but different days and both have their sister as the maid of honor.
[name]Son[/name]-in-law #4’s name: [name]BLAKE[/name] [name]ARTHUR[/name] O’[name]ROURKE[/name]
Daughter-in-law #2’s name: [name]JESSIKA[/name] [name]JAYNE[/name] LAWLEY-[name]HOGAN[/name]
Your last daughter starts dating a man five years older than her, and six months into the relationship she wants to get married but he refuses. He doesn’t want to get married or have children. She is upset but believes he will change his mind. You try to tell her that she can’t change him, but she is stubborn and you are distracted by the arrival of Daughter #4’s daughter and your fifth granddaughter! The baby girl is given a name that means ‘first’. By the time you get around to Daughter #5’s dilemma again, she is pregnant and her boyfriend leaves her because he doesn’t want any children. She moves back in with you and when her son is born nine months later, she is granted full custody and child support. Everyone is so in love with the beautiful baby boy that they don’t even mind that Daughter #5 is an unwed mother. She gives her baby boy a trendy first name with an exotic middle name.
Granddaughter #5’s name: [name]SCOUT[/name] [name]ISABELLA[/name] O’[name]ROURKE[/name]
Grandson #5’s name: [name]OLIVER[/name] [name]CONSTANTINE[/name] [name]HOGAN[/name]
Daughter #2, Daughter #3, and [name]Son[/name] #1 swear they are having done children, but the others are not quite ready to give up yet! Daughter #1 becomes pregnant six months after Grandson #5’s birth and is shocked to find out that she is expecting identical triplet boys! She gives them all exotic names to match her daughter and step-children’s names and timeless middle names.
Grandson #6’s name: [name]NUMAIR[/name] [name]QASIM[/name] [name]HOGAN[/name]-[name]AZAR[/name]
Grandson #7’s name: [name]OMAR[/name] [name]TARIQ[/name] [name]HOGAN[/name]-[name]AZAR[/name]
Grandson #8’s name: [name]SULAIMAN[/name] [name]RAFIQ[/name] [name]HOGAN[/name]-[name]AZAR[/name]
[name]Son[/name] #2 and his partner soon get the baby bug after seeing their triplet nephews and want to have a baby of their own. They have a baby boy via surrogate, a mutual friend of theirs with Hispanic roots. They give their son a first name that is a combination of their two names and a middle name that honors the surrogate and her heritage.
Grandson #9’s name: [name]HANK[/name] [name]ALEJANDRO[/name] [name]HOGAN[/name]-[name]ROBERTS[/name]
Now Daughter #1 and [name]Son[/name] #2 decide they are done having children and are blissfully happy, but you and your husband are in love with your huge family and secretly hope for more grandkids. Your wish comes true when Daughter #4 announces that she is pregnant with twins! One boy and one girl are born nine months later. She gives them names that mean ‘second’ and ‘third’, and her daughter gets a middle name to honor you.
Granddaughter #6’s name: [name]SHIMON[/name] [name]CLAIRE[/name] O’[name]ROURKE[/name]
Grandson #10’s name: [name]TRIPP[/name] [name]MICHAEL[/name] O’[name]ROURKE[/name]
Daughter #5 finally meets a perfect man and marries him ten months later. Since she has a two-year-old son from her ex and he has five-year-old and a three-year-old daughters from his ex, they decide not to have any more children. They are granted full custody of the little girls and adopt one another’s children so that they will be a family.
[name]Son[/name]-in-law #5’s name: [name]ANDREW[/name] [name]JOHN[/name] [name]CARTER[/name]
Granddaughter #7’s name: [name]LILY[/name] [name]GRACE[/name] [name]CARTER[/name]
Granddaughter #8’s name: [name]CATIE[/name] [name]FAITH[/name] [name]CARTER[/name]
You are thrilled to bits with your enormous family and are always happy to babysit!