Thursday, February 08, 2007

Name That Baby!

Having twins is a great opportunity.

The unique nature of raising twins is a blessing that is not offered to everyone (nor is it for everyone). Watching two lives mirror each other, yet separate, as they grow - quickly I’m told - into two individuals.

Well, I’m just awestruck with the responsibility.

While there is a lifetime of opportunities ahead, both great and small, I’m focused on the first opportunity.

Naming the twins.

There are some boy/girl names the just leap out at you – Adam & Eve, Samson & Delilah, Fred & Ginger, Bonnie & Clyde, Luke & Leia, Lucy & Desi, Bogart & Bacall, George & Gracie, Caesar & Cleopatra, Ebony & Ivory, Cloak & Dagger, Beau & Arrow, Ali & Frazier… but I digress.

If we had had triples, I would have insisted on naming them Land, Oil, & Railroad (Barron, get it?).

Of course, P.Pie has no sense of humor a cooler head than I, so we had to come up with names that were more… original. I discussed several options early on in the life of the blog here.

Now, with just 11 days to go, we have decided on names. Well, sort of. And this is where you come in.

We are stuck on a middle name for Twin B, the boy. We have picked out several that we like, but can’t agree on one. But hold your horses before you wade in with suggestions – there are a few provisos and quid pro quos.

Because my father and grandfather both had first and middle names that started with D, we chose to continue the unofficial tradition.

So, without dragging it out even more, here is his first name - Doss.

Doss was my grandfather’s middle name. A popular name at the turn of the last century, it has all but dropped out of use in the last 80+ years. Perhaps it will be popular again.

Now that you know the first name, here are your choices of middle names – Decatur, Doyle, Denton, and Donovan. Put them together, roll them around in your mouth, say them out loud.

In all fairness, I’m not going to tell you who favors what name. I wouldn’t want to sway you one way or the other.

Okay, that’s it. The polls are now open; vote for your favorite now.

[ed. note: I will share Twin A’s name with you soon.]

19 Comments:

Anonymous Kaz said...

I've always been a big Donovan fan... I say go with that one...

2/09/2007 4:52 AM  
Anonymous Kate said...

I vote for Donovan. Best of luck to you and your wife on The Big Day!

2/09/2007 5:57 AM  
Anonymous golly/lolly said...

What happened to Dean? I liked it a lot..but of the available choices I vote for Denton.

2/09/2007 6:54 AM  
Anonymous Pin said...

I vote for Donovan not only because he was from "MY" era but it is a good Irish sounding name. I'm just so glad you didn't pick the name Darren for his first name. There's just something about Darren Barron that doesn't work for me

2/09/2007 7:16 AM  
Anonymous Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I'm going to go with Decatur. I like the flow of Doss Decatur Barron.

Plus, it seems like it has a history.

2/09/2007 8:40 AM  
Blogger SeaBird said...

Hello to a fellow parent of twins!

I found your site from Ever Changing Crusades... for some reason the name thing seems harder with twins, doesn't it? Each name has to sound good by iteself, but then they also have to sound good together as in: "This is Doss and XYZ."

My vote is for Donovan, but may I suggest Dalton? It came to mind for some reason when seeing the other possibilities.

Goodbye,
SeaBird

2/09/2007 1:53 PM  
Blogger radioactive girl said...

I like Decatur, but they are all good choices.

2/09/2007 3:41 PM  
Blogger honglien123 said...

I vote Donovan. I dunno, I've always liked that name and Doss Donovan Barron sounds good to me. Have you thought of nicknames yet? That was an important part for us when we were naming our kids. I can just imagine; Boss Doss or DD. Cute. =)

2/09/2007 4:41 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

Decatur has a nice ring to it-delurking for the first time. I really enjoy reading!

2/09/2007 5:32 PM  
Blogger SierraMommie2Serenity said...

I dont personally like Decatur by itself but its the only one that flows with Doss and Barron to me. It sounds right. I didnt like how the other names with it. But thats just my humble opinion. Sorry for intruding but I have read a few posts and just decided to come out of lurkdom. Have a nice day.

2/09/2007 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Gidge said...

When I was pregnant with the twins, we thought about making it the Armstrong brothers, as we already had Louis....we thought we'd add Lance and Neil.....but then we realized that whomever was Neil would end up being Neil McNeal and that is just cruel......

2/10/2007 12:10 AM  
Blogger Shana said...

I like Donovan, with Denton as a second choice. And Doss Barron? That is a FABULOUS name. Sounds almost like a 60's detective show to me: Doss Barron, Private Eye.

2/10/2007 4:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Decatur! It really flows well, and as someone else said, it sounds like it has history. Sound svery important.

-Cyrus

2/10/2007 9:53 AM  
Blogger ETownDZ said...

I'm a big fan of Donovan, though I actually especially like it in reverse order (Donovan Doss). Either way, good luck to ALL of you! I've been reading along for a little while, and it's like having a little preview... :-)

2/10/2007 11:41 AM  
Anonymous The General said...

If it is to be DD how about Douglas Doss or Doss Douglas? OK not on your list.

2/10/2007 3:12 PM  
Anonymous Brianna said...

I think that because Doss is one syllable, Donovan would balance it nicely. Doss Donovan Barron - lovely!

2/11/2007 10:33 AM  
Anonymous mayberry said...

Not sure why, but Decatur is my pick. I've never heard of Doss, but I like it a lot.

2/12/2007 8:18 AM  
Anonymous Linda said...

hello - we had names ready and when our girls were born we decided they didn't suit them so started from scratch. Good luck

2/13/2007 7:45 AM  
Anonymous golly/lolly said...

Soo? what's the name?

2/13/2007 9:00 AM  

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