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I think many of you know that I've been waiting for this for a long time (kind of bad at shutting up about it), and so you can imagine how thrilled we are (the relevant quantifier is SO. SO thrilled). But down to business: baby names! I can't handle the naming websites (it's all fourteen-year-olds trading names like Aristasianica and Sir Handsomthorpe for the characters in their fanfics and women who use the abbreviations DH/DS/DD and pick out fake names for imaginary "sibsets" like they're matching the china to the silverware). I know the Salon is sluggish these days (I better email Enrique), but I also happen to know that at least a few of you guys have a history of picking out extremely excellent names for your children, so I put it to you.
My last name is McCarvill, and hers is Showers, which she hates, so it is likely that the children will bear the patriarchal brand. Current hot contenders include:
Sylvie, Azalea, Eleanor, Esmeralda for a girl (I guess they're kind of princessy too)
Milo, Elliott, Theodore, Silas for a boy
Bucbuc for a novelty lighter
As an inspiration my three boys names are :
My first thought: toss the girl names out immediately.
Silas is the only possible of the boy names.
So, I also thought, they're still together, good, how was i to know.
Now names: Vito for a boy, Rosa (short for Barbarossa) for a girl.
She or he must visit Slovenia for a naming ceremony, even if others are held elsewhere.
Mac, we've thought about Ulysses; Jason is my least favourite cousin, so that's out; and I like Tristan but does he resent you for naming him "sad"?
Anna, I'm pretty sure you were excellent with the baby name thing. Pretty sure you were.
Tristan sad ? Introspective maybe and a great lover !
I am partial to Aelfric for a boy and enamored of Boadicea for a girl.
Rick, Talia's an anti-Italian bigot who refuses to consider names like Vito. (Also, Giacomo.) Rosa has potential. Thanks! I actually think we might swing through your zone but details are tbd. Are you around next summerish?
Mr. Durick, I am also partial to Aelfric. Thanks, and thanks for the thread tip. Boadicea--except when it's Boudicca I don't even know how to say it.
Best news I've heard all year. Thanks for making my night!
Meditations sounds as good as anything. I think it would suite a boy or a girl. Med for short and Med Showers has a nice ring to it.
next summerish...we hope to have enough money to visit the US (parents, wife's brother) as soon as possible, but....we would try to work it out if there is some chance of seeing you breeders
And: why not choose a cool last name too? Not that McCarville isn't but if, say, Agnes Smedley hadn't been used...
Max McCarvill Showers?
Rahma was the name I would have given a girl if I had had one. It does not go with the last name though. Marian, perhaps?
Mabel is a milkmaid, which has its good and bad, Ione and Skye are Ione Skye (I like Iona tho), Harvey is a six-foot rabbit, which is appealing, and Hans is Hansel, which I like a lot but Talia rejects with retching.
>12 baswood: Med is nice. Medellia?
>13 A_musing: I'd better get on reading the Vedas by February then. But Veda Scheherazade is lovely.
>15 RickHarsch: Milovit? Bo is body odour and Bo Jackson and "say, bo" and I dunno, man. We are gonna stay with some friends in Sweden for a bit but my mum's family will be dicks if I don't also go to Austria and you are right adjacent, so I hope paths will cross. You're also very welcome in East Vancouver.
>17 RickHarsch: McCarvill is colourless, but as Talia says, "in elementary school it's 'Never-Showers' and in high school its 'Golden Showers', and she seems pretty adamant that her kid's not gonna go through that.
>18 zenomax: Ludovic and Letitia are both good ones, seem likely to set the kid up for a life of weird happenings. Maxmilian has been mooted as a middle name with Milo. I've also considered Zeno, though I'm more of an Epicurus man.
Any votes on Linnea? Zane? (He'd have to be a Showers.) Saskia?
We strongly considered Chloe and to a lesser degree Phoebe. Went with Hayley.
Boys names always leave me cold. Don't know why. Guess it's good that I never had one.
ETA--but understand your concerns with it.
Tristan for a boy
Blythe for a girl
And may you have boy+girl twins!!
Call the girl Hermenegilde and she will wish you called her Jane. And the other way round.
Martini McCarvill sounds like a name begging to happen, just sayin'...
Where's that thread about citybaby? You got a goldmine right there.
Twins: Tosca and Titus
And Lola, Tosca is so good, but no one who dies! My kid's gonna buck that trend.
Everyone wants twins so much except the one who must bear them.
I have always liked Emma (my sister's name) but now it is the most popular baby name I do not think I'd choose it...
I think I told you guys that Chris' sons are both named variants on "John," Jack and Sean. We joke about what he would have named a third kid, Johann or Joanna perhaps!
But those are excellent grandchildren, Anna. Twins? The names suit it. What does Aziza mean?
My dear sweet mum suggested Rosie with such sweet dearness that I think we've become quite taken by it, but what might it be short for? I liked Rosa, but Talia thinks it's too Hispanic (bigot; see above). Rosemary is too herbal, Rosalind is Roz, Roswitha is obviously amazing, if only I could convince anyone else of that fact; any other possibilities for a little girl nicknamed Rosie, sadly bereft of a long-form name?
I don't think there's a hard and fast rule about nicknames... If you start using Rosie--even for Violet--it will catch on.
Rosamund. And what's wrong with Rose? Too obvious?
No they are not twins. They are a year apart. Aziza (the nickname is Ziza) is the oldest. I saw her just yesterday. She is 18 months.
I love Rosamund!