This is probably going to sound like a ridiculous solution to most, but we think that it works for us.
We have been struggling on our twin girls names. We had names picked out that we loved, but I started to feel like something was missing from them.
We were recently granted custody of my husband’s cousin’s son, after his father passed away unexpectedly.
Someone has posted about how would we symbolize [name]Henry[/name] (the little boy) entering our family with the twin’s birth. We want more than anything for [name]Henry[/name] to feel wanted, loved and a part of our family, but we do not want to take his father’s memory away from him at all. In the next two months we will be officially adopting him. Let me make this shorter. When we adopt [name]Henry[/name], we are going to add [name]James[/name] (his father’s name) to his name. He will then be [name]Henry[/name] [name]James[/name] [name]Louis[/name]. We asked him first if he liked that idea and he was extremely excited to have his father’s name.
With [name]Henry[/name] having 3 names, we would have to give [name]Dottie[/name] a 3rd name. We strategically let her “pick” her name - after all she isnt 3 yet. So strategically we let her pick out [name]Annelise[/name]. She picked it out and thats the story we are sticking to. She does like the musical [name]Annie[/name], so we told her that she would now have THREE names from movies! So she will be [name]Dorothy[/name] [name]Annelise[/name] [name]Violet[/name]. Which to be honest, is long, but flows better. So now, she gets 2 sisters plus an extra name.
That leaves us to the twins:
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Adelaide[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name]
[name]Eloise[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Lavender[/name]
Yes. We realize that they are long. We are thinking that the [name]Rosemary[/name] and [name]Lavender[/name] can be officially on their birth certificate, but they can just use [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Adelaide[/name] and [name]Eloise[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] in school. Or whatever they want to do.