ETA: the twins have arrived.(See this post for musings on their chosen names, and keep reading below to see what we guessed and view names of a similar spirit.)
Sometime after our second was born, I discovered the world of Mommy blogs. Naturally, I stumbled across Girl's Gone Child and was so pleased to find some thoughtfully named children and the honest writing of Rebecca Woolf. Woolf also writes for Huffington Post, Babble, and has written a book, Rockabye, From Wild to Child.
Some months later, I went back to discover that this family was expecting twins. I immediately began wondering about what they might be named, given that her first two kids are named Archer and Fable. and given I'm a name nerd.
I was lured back to the blog over and over when she enticed us with her throw-away name list, gave the babes the womb names, Rhythm and Blues, and continued dropping little hints as to what their names might be.
Elisabeth at YCII opened up this discussion. It turns out that I'm not the only one to wonder and wonder about what other people are naming their children.
Here were my guesses/wishes for this family (in the comments of Elisabeth's post):
Reve (rev)- French for ‘dream’.
Lullaby (Luby, Lulu, Lully)- If anyone can pull this off, it’s them!
Hallow (too close to Hal? or maybe a tribute?)
Vigil (could see this paired with Reve.)
Arrow (too much with Arher?)
Orchard (too close to Archer, but for someone…)
Vetiver (but for the ending.)
Yarrow (-o sound!)
Concordia (Coco, Dia, Cordi)
Clotho (Clo) another -o ending!
I'd love to see these sets:
Reve Condcordia Wilde and Vigil Verbena
Clotho Zulema and Thisbe Dove
Yarrow Reve and Vesper Virginia
Gita Pomeline and Maple Calliope
Arrow Zephyrine and Reve Nitsa
Then Rebecca started giving us more clues;Here is a roundup of clues:
*The names start with letters R and B
*Names have shorter nickname options
*Matching but not matchy-matchy
*the babes are forces of nature
*the names are "the essences of themselves"
*at least one has a 'peace' middle name.
My final(ish) guesses:
Reverie, Rhapsody, Rosalie, Romilda, Rimona, Rapid, Rudelle, Rapture, Romance
Ballad or the French Ballade, Bijou, Bernadette, Billow, Begonia, Beata, Beryl, Bedelia, Bael, Bravura, Bellamy
For middle names, I'm putting my bets on:Salome, Concordia, Zulema, and Irene/Nitza
I definitely found some new names through pondering this, and dreamt up combos for her that I wouldn't mind using on my own future children, which is not all together surprising - something tells me one of her girls and one of mine are going to be sharing a name!
We'll see shortly!
And Rebecca Woolf, Happy remaning pregnancy, birthing and babymooning! I can't wait to hear these beautiful names!
(all photos from Girl's Gone Child)