Thank you! [name]Imelda[/name] was DH’s pick He is so funny - he was very concerned about not pressuring me into using a name that I don’t like (as if I could be pressured!) so he never mentioned how much he loved it … but it gradually dawned on me, as I realised he had suggested it before we knew [name]Raffy[/name]'s gender, and when we adopted [name]Rosie[/name], and even when my parents-in-law’s last litter of puppies were born.
And, you know, I’m growing to really love it, gradually. Despite the [name]Marcos[/name] connection, and how right [name]Lemon[/name] was when she said it reminded her of “I’m melting! I’m melting!”
My parents-in-law breed dogs; it is the most brilliant occupation for relatives of a name-obsessed individual. It is going to be lovely for summer holidays with the children, too ([name]Raffy[/name] was born in [name]August[/name] and [name]Rosie[/name] and [name]Jasper[/name], who were adopted, came to live with us after that, so we haven’t actually had a summer as a whole family yet. [name]How[/name] funny overwhelming that our first summer as more than a couple will be as a family of seven!).
DH and I are lucky in that we have such large families that there are lots of relatives near us for baby-sitting, as well as some all over the British Isles (and a couple further afield) for holidaying with. Haha, the bonus of large families - lots of free holidays!