I’m so excited; this twins we’re expecting in [name]January[/name] are both girls!
Strangely, I had a million-and-one ideas for girl-girl twins before we even knew we were HAVING twins; now that the girls are real, none seem right.
And, of course, when it’s real, I also have to take my husband’s wishes into account! We named our son so easily, but we’ve been having vicious fights over what to name these girls. (The worst was when he excitedly suggested naming one of the girls [name]Edison[/name], after his grandfather. Him: “If you can name a girl [name]Madison[/name], why can’t you name her [name]Edison[/name]?!” Me: “[name]How[/name] can you be so cruel to our daughter before she’s even born!” What can I tell you, I am VERY pregnant.)
Anyway, after arguing and not talking to each other and making up again, I think we may have a combo we’re both happy with.
The middles are kind of set in stone; they’re our grandmother’s names. (Esteri is the Finnish version of [name]Esther[/name].) The girl’s big brother is [name]Henry[/name] [name]Francis[/name].
Pros: All three sibs would have Shakespearean names (altho [name]Phoebe[/name] is a secondary character, where [name]Imogen[/name] and [name]Henry[/name] are definitely leading roles), all three are real, historically used names that are still off the beaten path (altho [name]Henry[/name] is more and more on the beaten path every day, much to my disgust.)
Cons: [name]Imogen[/name] a little too off the beaten path? Any possible nicknames other than [name]Immy[/name]? ([name]Genny[/name] doesn’t really work for us because, well, MY name is [name]Jenny[/name].)
What do you think?
Other names that got tossed around:
[name]Johanna[/name] (ick. my husband’s pick)
[name]Penelope[/name] (but then the Kardashians glommed onto that one)
[name]Beatrice[/name] (I love the character, my husband hates the name)
All feedback welcomed – be as harsh as you want, after going 18 rounds with DH, I can take it! Thanks!