A routine scan today revealed that I’m carrying twins, which isn’t a huge surprise (fraternal twins seem to run in my family - in fact my sister only gave birth to her twins a few days ago) but leaves us in the stressful position of having to choose the fourth and fifth names we have had to choose in a year!
These will be our last biological children, and so quite possible the last we will get to name, so it is especially important to us that we love the names.
We have one girls’ name and one boys’ name chosen, and so if it is boy/girl twins we are just fine - [name]Benjamin[/name] nn [name]Benji[/name] and [name]Dorothea[/name] nn [name]Dotty[/name]. For same gender twins, though, we are stuck on what to match to these.
Our boys’ list :
[name]Arthur[/name] nn [name]Artie[/name] (this is our favourite, but is it too vintage with [name]Benjamin[/name]?)
[name]Ernest[/name] (but I’m not a fan of [name]Ernie[/name], and a good nn is very important to us)
[name]Walter[/name] (but no good nns).
And for girls :
[name]Adelaide[/name] nn Lady - thank you [name]Rollo[/name]! I think this is so quirky, but I feel like I should find it tacky - opinions?
[name]Andromeda[/name] nn [name]Andy[/name]/[name]Annie[/name] - to me, this one sounds like a smush of [name]Ambrosia[/name] and [name]Dorothea[/name], but DH says he thinks it’s fine?
[name]Annaliese[/name] nn [name]Annie[/name] (pronunced ann-uh-leez-uh) - I’m not worried about pronunciation issues.
[name]Beatrix[/name] nn Bixie - thank you, [name]Jill[/name]!
[name]Magdalena[/name] nn [name]Maggie[/name] - I love this, and it satisfies DH’s love of [name]Maggie[/name], but is it too Hispanic? I speak Spanish, but that is as far as our connection to the Mediterranean goes, and I’m not sure if it helps or hinders that we already have a [name]Raphael[/name]. Also, what do you all think of [name]Marigold[/name] nn [name]Maggie[/name]?
[name]Matilda[/name] nn [name]Tilly[/name]
[name]Miriam[/name] nn [name]Miri[/name]/Mimsy - is this too plain next to [name]Ambrosia[/name]?
[name]Odessa[/name] nn [name]Dessie[/name] - would the upsetting history of the place put you off?
Also, I love the nn [name]Fancy[/name] (I think it’s so pretty and quirky - am I crazy?), but am not wild about [name]Francesca[/name], and [name]Frances[/name] is [name]Rosie[/name]'s middle - can anyone think of another way to get to [name]Fancy[/name]?
Our children at the moment are :
[name]Ambrosia[/name] [name]Frances[/name] [name]Sofia[/name] nn [name]Rosie[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Theodore[/name] [name]Edmond[/name]
[name]Raphael[/name] [name]Cyrus[/name] [name]Peregrine[/name] nn [name]Raffy[/name].
Thank you all in advance!