Twinkie Names

Names. Baby names.

I love names–love the process, love the meanings, the excitement. I think naming babies is one of the coolest things ever. Naming twins, however, seems harder. Mostly, Hubby and I have no idea what to name girls. We could name a pack of boys, but girls? Not so much. We lucked out with Charlie, but something tells me we’re going to have at least one girl this time around.

If we have one boy, his name will be Louis. That was our alternate name for Charlie and we still really like it.

If we have a two boys, the third will get something “Kingly” as that’s the route we went with the other two.Β  Henry is a front-runner, but there are a couple of other ideas as well. Like I said, I don’t think naming two boys will be much of an issues, so I’m not focusing on it too much.

And then there are the girl names. This is where we start to have problems. After MUCH debate, we have landed on four possibilities and I think there’s a good chance that we’ll get to use two of them. My dad disagrees, but he’s got zero babies in his uterus, so I’m planning ahead anyway.

The names we like are:

Elodie–one of Hubby’s great aunts

Stella–another great aunt

Edia–Hubby’s grandmother–it’s pronounced Ay-Dee-Uh.

Lucie–no family connection, but Hubby was over the moon for this name, so it stays.

You may notice that we seem to pick a lot off of Hubby’s tree–that’s because my tree is full of Myrtles and Winifreds.

So that’s where we are. Please feel free to weigh in on your idea of the perfect combination. Hubby and I have final say, of course, but we’re pretty clueless at this point. Please don’t tell me that you hate one of my names–I’ll only be convinced more of it’s awesomeness.

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  1. Naming twins is so much fun!!! I assume you’re going to find out what you’re having as soon as you can?

    My only rule when naming twins is nothing to rhymy or similar…it drives me crazy. It’s hard enough for people to remember who is who…and it just makes it worse if they have really similar names. It looks like you won’t be going that route…and I’m so glad.

    Have fun choosing names.

    Oh…and since hubby likes Lucie so much…I’ll suggest Lucina…it’s my neice’s name and I love it!

    • Off your list, I like Elodie most. I know 3 people in the last year who named a baby Lucie and another 3 who named one Stella, so I’m personally over those–although they’re nice. As a Jennifer, though, I put great stock in names that are not overly popular…it’s no fun always having to be called First Name, Last Name…or in many cases, just by your last name just to differentiate between you and the 4 other kids in class with your name. To go off list, I am currently digging Eleanor–which, incidentally, would let your girl get in on the royal theme. :) I hope you get one boy and one girl…I don’t know why, really, I just do.

      • I suspected that Lucie and Stella are more popular, but for some reason I don’t know many. We’re still in the throws of Emily, Emma, and Ella in my neck of the woods.

    • I’m with Cary!
      Be careful of the spelling for girl names. Everyone seems to have gone off the deep end with the alternative spellings. When I worked in Early Childhood I had a girl named Nevaeh and the only way I could spell it was to literally write heaven backwards. I like Henry personally.
      Just don’t name a girl Sarah. There are too many on the planet. I’m still known as “Sarah (with last name, or first letter of last name)”

      • All the spellings are French! Except Stella–I don’t know what that is.

        • Stella–Italian for “star”?

          • Yes, stella is the italian for star.
            I love this name, both the meaning and the way it sounds in Italian, but I don’t know how is pronounced in English-speaking countries.
            Sorry for my bad English and congratulations for the pregnancy.

  2. This may be a stupid questions, but how do you pronounce Lucina?

  3. My brother told me I couldn’t name A ‘apple’ if he’d been a girl because it was a stupid non-name. I’ve threatened to name our little one on the way ’emerald’ if it’s a girl and to call her Emma just to annoy family :)

    • Does your family not like the name Emma?

      • I haven’t asked yet. And we’ve got time to think – not even sure we’re going to find out if it’s a boy or girl yet, given how sure the hospital was that A was a girl.

        The ILs wanted us to name A “Isadora” if he was a girl, not because they like Isadora, but because they wanted to call her “Dizzy Izzy” o.0 As we’ve discussed, though, they’re odd, and will try to find some obnoxious nickname no matter what we name our child.

        • I kind of like Isadora! Oh well, we over-nickname everyone is our family, so I’m familiar with this. Right now, Charlie is often called “juice.” I have no idea why.

  4. We named our girl Lucy, a form of Lucia, which means light…for us, she brought so much light into our lives, so it was perfect. She’s five now, and she’s spunky and smart…just how I imagined a Lucy should be. Lucina is really pretty….i would guess it would be pronounced loo-SEE-nuh. I’m sure whatever you choose will be wonderful. Another plus: girls or boys or one of each, they’ll have the coolest big brother EVER

  5. See, I find naming girls super easy. My girl name (Amelie) was picked out long before I was even married and it took all 6 years of marriage to convince J that it was the perfect name for a baby girl. Had it been 2 girls, I would have had no problem coming up with another 2 names. I could name a Duggar-sized house of girls.

    Boy names were hard because J’s last name is 2 syllables ends in “-on” and so are a lot of boy names, and I just hate the staccato sound that results. We struggled to find a name we both liked and it wasn’t until sometime in the 7th or 8th month that we settled on a name (Andrew). It was completely unintentional that they both have the same first initial; they were just the names that we liked.

    I’m big on family names and we ended up using those for middle names – baby boy got my dad’s first name as his middle name and baby girl got the female version of J’s middle name for hers.

    • I love the name Amelie–so pretty. Andrew is good too–a nice, standard boy’s name. I think one of my big issues with girl’s names is that my husband hates practically all of them.

      • It was a war of attrition for Amelie. J was not a fan for years and I just kept on it. It was one of those battles I was willing to fight. And, now, he loves the name and agrees it’s perfect for her.

        In other words, if there’s a name you love, fight for it! :)

  6. Nora@Whitehotmagik says:

    They all sound good different but for the sake of being different. My name Nora was very uncommon growing up but not unusual. I enjoy my name. My two favorites off your lust are Elodie and Lucy.

  7. Traveller says:

    Stella and Lucie: Star and light! Lovely imagery and nice for twins to have “matching” names that aren’t TOO obvious.

    Edia – very pretty pronunciation but I think people will always first pronounce it “Eddie – ah”

  8. In your family you have Evelyn(pronounced Eve-lyn), Georgina, Caroline and Emmaline. All very pretty and “Queenly”. But I like all your names. They are interesting as I think your children will be so they suit.

    • Believe it or not, most of those names are pretty popular around here–especially Caroline. Georgina isn’t, but I think it might be a bit much for a tiny girl. I do kind of like the nickname Georgie, though.

      • Georgina is your great, great grandmother and she was called Georgie. Caroline, her oldest child, was called Carrie.

  9. You may know where I stand on different names since our daughter is named Oia, pronounced E-ah. And the fact that people ask me how to say it, makes me love it even more, even though I had to correctly pronounce my name for others when I was growing up (Mo is just a nickname). Once I tell them, then they tell me how “pretty” they think Oia is (maybe their only being nice but I don’t care) but then ask more about how she got her name to which I tell them she was named after a greek village in Santorini. It all adds up to the unique-ness of who she is.

    Dare to be different. Different is good. Fine choices for your girls. I love them all.

    By the way, will you find out the sexes prior to delivery?

  10. I love ALL of your names!!! My Stephen is unofficially named for my Granddad, but officially, it was the only non-trendy name we both really liked.

    What fun to be thinking of names for your babes!

  11. AmieSaint says:

    Well, in that case, I HATE Elodie and Edia. Hate. Gross. That’s just awful.

    Do you love them enough yet, or do I need to hate them more?

    Mac and Cheese are going to have great names.

    • I hear you loud and clear! Those two were my favorites this week, but I waffle back and forth.

      • I love Elodie and Edia. Edia is particulary pretty to me. I’ve never seen it spelled that way before. Usually I don’t like twins having names that are alike, including sharing a first letter, but these two names are just too cool!!!

        • Thanks! I like them a lot too, but I keep changing my mind! Hopefully something will emerge as a “winner” after we figure out the sexes.

  12. i love names too. of course i love lucie as i have a lucy. :) stella is popular out in california, as is ruby and charlotte. if our #3 is a girl we are pretty set on willa. we are stuck on boys names right now. i also love the name henry, but henry is also popular out here right now and we have good friend with a henry. louis is a great original name. for boys we are sort of tossing around everett and xavier. i think with twins the names should go together like in terms of classics, or biblical or quirky or “kingly” but not rhyme or start with the same letter and be too cutesy like that. also should go with the name you already have like charlie. that is why we like willa and everett. drake and everett sound like good english names and lucy and willa are pretty old fashioned classic names. have fun!

  13. had a thought for you, french and similar to the names you had.. what about eloise?

  14. I love Elodie and Lucie for two girls. I met the most lovely little girl with the name Elodie on a bus a couple of months ago, and it really stuck with me. It’s uncommon, but not bizarre, and just brings to mind a graceful woman. It’s also appropriate at any age, in any profession etc. (I feel like it’s SO important to name not only the baby but the future-adult) . Lucie is more classic, but has the same characteristics w/o being too theme-ish.

    I love this game. I’m not in a relationship, and am in no way ready for a baby, but I desperately want to be a mom some day, and have names all picked out. I thought I was odd, but maybe not.

    P.S. Do you know what week you’re going to have your gross anatomy scan? I’m guessing somewhere between 18-20 weeks?

    • I don’t know! I have a check on the 18th to see if we’ve still got two babies in there. Before that, you’re at risk for vanishing twin syndrome. After that, he’ll probably let me know when we’ll do the anatomy scan.

      • I only ask b/c I wonder how long I’ll have to cope with the suspense :) . Haha, also I just re-read my post and realized that maybe I shouldn’t admit that I’m the person who talks to people on buses, it makes me sound “off”.

  15. I am a twin, but we are boy-girl twins since I have a brother, so my parents had the fun of picking one name for each sex. Apparently it wasn’t till my mother was in hospital at 24 weeks waiting for us to be born that she decided on my name (it was the name of an author of a book she read). My brother’s name, Tristan, on the other hand, she had liked for years and so she used it. I don’t think they found out that we were a boy and a girl before we were born so it was lucky that worked out because they couldn’t agree on names for two girls.

    But I really like Lucie (spelled like that over Lucy) and Edia on your list.

    Good luck! I’m so excited for you. It’s so fun being a twin. πŸ˜€

    • Yeah, I’m lucky I know in advance because even if we come up with first names, I think we’re still going to be struggling with middle names too.

  16. Hi there! :) I’m the other half to Alicia (in Atlqnta.) I just have to chime in and say I had a Great Aunt named Henri. Not Henrietta, but Henri. She was a CHARACTER.. .in an all girl band in the 20s.. played in the speak easys in New Orleans, actually.

    The point is, you don’t need a boy if Henry (Henri) is a favorite!

  17. I’m gonna go real ethnic and suggest:

    Amalia,
    Stelina
    both varietions of Amelia and Stella…in fact the Greek for Stella is Styliani pronounced Stiliani with the emphasis on the last ‘i’

    mine are named
    Anastasia
    Ekaterini
    both Greek…Ekaterini is the Greek Katherine

    then you can do one of the muses from Greek mythology too….

    Calliope – epic poetry, song

    Clio or Cleo-history

    Euterpe-pronounced Efterpi-lyric poetry song

    Thalmia-comedy

    Melpomeni-tragedy

    Terpsihori-dance

    Erato-love

    Polyimnia-sacred poetry song

    Urania-astronomy

    Are you scratching your head yet??

  18. My name is Janet and my twin’s is Janice. Parents wanted to name us Sally & Mary – grandparents insisted that since we were twins we needed twin names. Not that I would do it, but it worked fine. We weren’t called the wrong name any more than my girls, Olivia and Ruthie, who aren’t twins.

    One “rule” that I followed in naming my kiddos was that the name had to sound good with “Aunt”, “Uncle”, “Grandma”, “Grandpa”, “Dr.” before it, good with “CEO” or “PhD” after it. I also didn’t want them have lots of kids their age with the same name. I failed that one with Olivia and Luke. But did great with Ruth!

    • Hmmm. . . never thought about how it would sound as a grandma name–although most of them are family names and have already been through the ringer.

      My husband has twin aunts with super-matchy names and I get confused ALL THE TIME so I won’t be doing that with these guys.

  19. I love family names. I was named after my grandmothers, who just happpenedto have the same name. My father loved it, but my mother HATED the name and refused to use it. I have always used my middle name. The point of my comment is, please please PLEASE, don’t name your child one thing and call them another. It has caused SO many problems, socially, legally, it is the bane of my existence.
    PS: CONGRATS! PPSS: Louis & Lucie would go great together

    • Amy Berkheimer says:

      Originally, I was wanting to name my son Joshua Eli….and call him Eli….and my husband said “absolutely not. we are not giving him a first name and not using. He was even against naming him Elliott and callign him Eli :(

      Interesting insight HKATH. We ended up naming him Eli Jansen instead :)

    • My mom says that all the time. That’s why my name isn’t Katherine. Meanwhile, I’ve always kind of hated the fact that I’ve got a nickname for life. There’s no winning, is there?

      My MIL goes by her middle name and it has called her some problems with things like locating her high school graduation records and whatnot.

  20. Amy Berkheimer says:

    I like unique names. But you like REALLY unique names, Katy! I’ve never even heard of some of those :)

    If one more person names their kid Jayden, Brayden, Caiden, Hayden, etc….I’ll croak!
    Those are huge here! Bleck!

    I loved Lincoln and Elliott. My husband, named Lonnie, didn’t want his son spending his whole life spelling out his First AND Last name everywhere he went like he has had to! LOL

    So, Eli it was.

    I love really girly girl names, you’d hate them I’m sure! haha But, one day my husband calls me at work and says “how about Norah Grace?” He’d talked to a customer service rep on the phone, and she answered “this is Norah”…and he said, “what’s your middle name?” I think she was shocked for a secon, until he explained, and then she was happy to talk about her name. I thought it would be such a fun story to tell if we’d used it!!!

    I hated it at first, and then Norah really hit me and I loved it! Nobody else did, though! the girls at work faces twisted up when I told them! :) I was thinking of alternate middle names (loved Delaney)…but then I had my ultrasound…..so, you know…it didn’t matter anymore! :)

  21. Lucie and Stella sounds great but I am partial to ‘elle and ella’ name :)

    Louis and Henry cool how about Louis and William neat.

    Hugs to Charlie

  22. I think Stella and Lucie would be PRECIOUS together. Now I’m really hoping it’s TWO girls!! πŸ˜€

  23. I love Lucie because if I have a daughter, she will probably be named Lucy. To make a long story short, my grandmother was Billie Lucille, but I don’t like Lucille, so she’ll probably be Lucinda and called Lucy for a semi-family name.
    Of course, I also love Stella because I am OBSESSED with Tennessee Williams.
    I do love Elodie and Edia as well though. :) I think girl’s names are harder to decide than boy names. Benjy and I have had potential boy names locked down forever (Bruce Charles, and Errol) but we constantly debate about girl names.

    • Well, I feel good about the names we’ve chosen–I just need to narrow it down now! I do think boy names are easier–probably because there are fewer to chose from.

      • What if you have one of each? I really like Louis (or Henry) and Stella together….

        • I really like the way Louis and Elodie sound together, but I am still totally open at this point. Just waiting for a name to let me know that it’s “the one.”

  24. Oh. My. Word. Elodie and Edia both took my breath away. Gorgeous, and not trendy. No way will there be three Edias in her kindegarten class.

  25. Ooo yay! We’re naming! I love Louis! Okay I always wondered what your girls’ names picks would be, pretty sure they would be totally awesome in everyway–you did not disappoint. I think I don’t need to tell you how very much I like Lucie–that will always be my fave–Elodie gets 2nd place, then Stella, then Edia. All beautiful. Louis and Lucie might get confusing together though.
    Have fun!

    • I knew you’d like Lucie!

      I do worry that if I do Lucie and Louis that I’ll end up with two Lous, which would definitely be confusing.

  26. Hmmm… I’ve got a baby to name myself so this is a fun thread. We have a Summer and Sandy and they frequently get called “Sammer.” Maybe figure out what the combo name would become- Louis and Edia- Loo-dia! That would get people’s attn :) The strong Ch sound as the begining of Charlie probably doesn’t combine with much so you’re safe there.

    It’s fun how quickly they make the name their own.

  27. I haven’t been by your blog in way, way too long and am happy to see that you are pregnant with twins! Wow and how wonderful! I hope you’re feeling good — and I love all of your names, thinking it will be difficult to choose from so many wonderful ones!

  28. The names are great. The hardest part of picking a name is not knowing the personality of the child — will the baby be someone who hates having the same name as someone else in her class or will she be someone who doesn’t like not finding her name on the preprinted name things in the stores and is so very tired of telling everyone how to spell and/or pronounce her name.

    My daughter has an unusual name, it was a few years before we actually met anyone with her name and spelling of her name, and although she would like to finally find something preprinted with her name was against the name we picked for her brother because there already was someone in her class with the name.

    Silly us, even with one kid, we didn’t realize how popular it was and now that he is in second grade and starting sports there 3 kids with his name on his basketball team and they can never figure out which one the coach is talking to.

    • Man, you’d think with so many names to choose from, we wouldn’t have that problem as much. I was in a class that had four Jennifer and Jennie–I promised myself I would try to avoid THAT level of popularity.

      My name was never on a personalized item because of the different spelling and I do seemed to have survived. I’m also grateful to Katy Perry for making my spelling a little more mainstream, though.

      • I forgot to say that my husband was also one of those who tried on tried all names this way (set forth with the name we didn’t pick)

        Justice Brianna
        Senator Brianna
        The Honorable Brianna

        As I said to him, no pressure there

  29. I like all those names… even Winifred! Wini for short.

  30. Here is hoping for boys! and Henry ftw! but I’m partial πŸ˜‰

  31. I love your names! They’re unique but not completely out there. Henry is super cute…something you don’t hear nonstop. And the girl names are perfect!

  32. Have fun with that – personally, I have trouble with the names. I think naming twins for us wasn’t any harder than naming two more babies – it’s all hard. Because they were twins, we didn’t want rhyming, or matchy matchy stuff, and wanted them to start with different letters so we could label things with initials. But other than that, we went with what we liked, and it was just a feeling. Names weren’t final until they were born though.

    • That is something to think about –matching initials will mean it’s hard to differentiate things. I will take that into consideration.

  33. I’m weighing in on Edia and Lucie. I know of only one Edia ever and while it is absolutely lovely, it might cause a bit of stumbling for some people especially if they’ve seen the spelling but haven’t actually heard it spoken often in conversation. Think of doctor’s offices, school etc. That said, Edia is fabulous and still my top pick with Lucie. Lucie is a classic name that is similar in transcendence to Emily but not as common. Totally feminine and charming, you will never regret Lucie. Elodie is harder for me because I’ve known Melodie’s and I keep thinking you forgot a letter. But, Elodie could definitely grow on me. Stella is nice but I will always have in my mind Marlin Brando in “Street Car Named Desire” shouting “Stella! Stella!” all sweaty in his wife-beater and half crazed. That actually wouldn’t be a bad association as Brando was kinda hot back then but unfortunately that’s not the lasting image any of us have of him. He wasn’t lookin’ so good in his later years. Anyway, I’ve over-thought that one. Good luck. You’re fortunate that your husband plays the name game.

    • Well, he mostly just vetoes: )

      I do think Edia would have it’s stumbling blocks–my husband’s grandmother eventually changed her spelling to Adia to help with that, but Hubby feel pretty passionately about using proper French spelling.

      Stella does have that Streetcar association and depending on who you ask, it’s positive or negative. I’m not sure where it falls for me. Still figuring that out.

  34. I’ll pass on the twin girl names my mother-in-law would have used if my hubby and his bro had been girls. Iva Dee and Valva Lee. By am I glad she had boys!

  35. I keep finding myself coming back to read all the comments! What a fun post this has turned into!!!

  36. If I ever had to name a baby boy, I would be in a pack of trouble. I only like 1 name. For girls… I like lots of names… Emily, Emma, Madison, Cecilia, Mallory, Alexis, Harmony, Phaedra… and that is just the tip of the iceberg. I probably would have problems narrowing down THE name for a girl.

    Out of your choices, Lucie appeals to me the most. I always thought it sort of interesting(in a way that doesn’t appeal to me) that parents names multiples with the same starting letter. Although I like Lucie, I wouldn’t want to see Louis and Lucie together. Perhaps Stella and Louis in that case? That is just me and everybody has an opinion about names that is absolutely worthless since they aren’t in charge of the name department for a child.

  37. I must admit I wasn’t keen on Elodie when I first read the post, but as I made my way through the comments it grew on me more and more!

    I have always loved the name Charlie. I also love the name Silas although I have no idea why!

    I love that you pick names off of your family tree. I dream of having a little girl some day to name after my grandmother – Annie.

    • Silas is such a neat name–I don’t think I know one person who has used it, but it’s still familiar.

      • One of my friends here just had a baby 3 weeks ago and named him Silas! I just met him today and he is so precious!!!!

  38. I like Elodie and you could call her Ellie for short! That was my nickname growing up. Little Ellie Monnot! How precious! I like Lucie, too!

    • You know Ella is starting to be such a hot name–number 14 in 2009!

      I think Ellie is a cute nickname and I think Elodie is nice for an adult–it’s definitely one of my favorites right now.

  39. My heart is really strong for using family names. Our Son is the 4th in 5 generations with a none-too-common name, after my Dad who was really touched. Our Daughter was named after Son’s Godmother. She has complained bitterly about her ‘old-fashioned’ name. A girl might do that – complain about her name. I know, who would’ve thunk? I saw above someone mention two names – a nice idea, too. Middle names count, too. Better for girls – Billy Bob just doesn’t cut it, eh?

    • I know a couple of girls with double names, but they always end up getting shortened to initials. I also know some boys that are John-something. Like John Patrick or John Michael. I think those are fine too, but yes, I’ll skip the Billy Bobs.

  40. I love ALL those names so much! And let me weigh in with a very belated congratulations. I am still slogging through my Google reader and have hundreds of posts to read yet. Gah. Having that baby really set me back! But I am so very happy for you.
    Of the names, I’ll say that Elodie is my favorite. But they’re all lovely and unique and not weird, just beautiful.

    • Thank you, Sarah! Yes, having a baby does get in the way of blog reading, doesn’t it? I hope you’re enjoying your own little bundle of joy right now.

  41. I LOVE these names. Henry is one of my all-time favorites for a boy. And Stella and Lucie (or Lucy) are two of my all-time favorites for a girl (I like old-fashioned names for girls). You have wonderful taste in names!

  42. I have a great-aunt Myrtle AND a great-aunt Winnifred also! I also thought actually the name Winnifred might work, with “Winnie” for short. (sort of like “The Wonder Years.”) Couldn’t do much with Mytle…. It is so much fun to name babies! So happy for you.

    • I thin Winnie is kind of cute, but that’s actually my MIL’s name and I would like to avoid the appearance of favoring one grandmother over the other. They take their grandmotherly duties very seriously.

  43. Here is one boy name I do like ….”Theodore” – “Teddy” for short. So cute.

    • Yes! Theodore is an excellent boy’s name. Hubby doesn’t like the nickname TJ, though, so it’s a tough one for us.

  44. I like

    Iris and Ivy

  45. Fortunately I love all the names you’ve chosen so far, especially Henry & Lucie.
    Are you going to find out the genders? I had a feeling beforehand and it turned out I was right….
    πŸ˜‰
    fortunately we already had the girls’ names picked out. we copied them from our old neighbors across the street in NOLA. who did not have twins, just girls who were 2 years apart…..we even copied their girls’ middle names! LOL we just fell in love w/ them. so glad we got to use both. boy names were much harder for us.

    • Erin, we must be SO different–I could never use someone else’s names–I’m a weirdo like that. I mean, maybe one, but not two. Although both your names are lovely.

      I’m definitely finding out the genders. I think there’s at least one girl in there, but not for any particular reason. I guess I”ll just have to wait and see if I’m right.

  46. Naming humans is why I got into this whole motherhood thing I think. Is my favorite thing ever.

    Another girl for me would be Stella. Or Beatrice.

    A boy? Probably Gary. With good reason, and a long story.

    • Ohhh. . . I love old lady names too and would SO go for a Beatrice nicknamed Bea, but that would be a big ole no from the Hubs.

  47. Love the names you picked out! Edia and Lucie are my favorites. I agree, picking out baby names is so much fun. Girl names were harder for us too because my hubby would say, “I knew a girl in high school with that name and she was rude” or “Sounds like a stripper name to me”. It would drive me crazy and I personally think my name could easily be, if not already, a stripper name and he married me. So the joke is on him!

    • My husband was the same way! Shot down Arabella and Molly because he’d known rude girls with the same name.

      When I taught high school there were many Destinies–actually, I think that’s Miley Cyrus’s name as well. Doesn’t really make me think of a stripper, but I’m not exactly an expert in that area.

  48. You have an awesome list of names here! My fav is Elodie. Easy to spell and pronounce, plus it’s unique AND it sounds beautiful. :) Your kids are going to have cool names. :) love it!

  49. Girl names are so fun! Stella was on my girl list. I love Elodie .. Lately I’ve been loving Josephine (Josie) and Beatrix. Funny how “old people” names are back in style. We went to a birthday party last week and all the kids/babies were named Miles (my guy) Arlo, Auggie, Hazel, Mabel, Felix & Talullah.

  50. Oh I am so late to the party – I love Silas by the way, never once discussed that at my house but I wish I had, however, I had two girls. I picked Elizabeth Claire but we switched to Claire Elizabeth at the 11th hour because I wanted to call her claire, then with Hannah we had a middle name of Grace picked out but switched to Hannah Rose late in the game, and I just told myself by the time my child was in school no one would know who Hannah Montana was anymore, and it could just be a nice classic name.

    I lOVE Lucie and I love that spelling (I had an Aunt Lucie Lee) and I disagree with one of your commenters and I do like Louis and Lucie together.

    I like classic names, not made up and interesteing ones – one of my stepsons is called Gerek which the hubs and the ex made up, and it would be great on a big manly man but on a little boy with a lisp and a real dearth of self confidence, now a teenager, it pains him to have extra attention when he is introduced and we explain the spelling and pronounciation and people say it three times to get it right. I think my girls probably have strong enough personalities to handle extra scrutiny but I think it seems really hard on shy kids to be too “different” when it comes to names. I guess I am old fashioned.

    Charlie is looking supremely good.

    • People do see to go both ways on the Louis and Lucie thing–some people think it’s great, others think it’s too much.

      I taught a Garrick at one point–I’m assume the pronunciation is the same?

      I prefer names that are already in existence, but that’s just how I am. Nobody ever asks me how to spell Charles or is confused by it. That’s definitely a factor in choosing the next kids’ names.

  51. I have four children and I think you are right. for some reason girl names are tougher to come up with. With boys I always felt as though I knew where I was going, strong, brave, kind. But girls mysterious, brilliant, beautiful. I just felt funky trying to find girl names.
    fortunately my husband, like George Foreman, likes to name everyone after himself. so the girls get to be Alexis…his name is Alex.

  52. Wow – congratulations! My blog reading is so far behind (as if my own blog) that these twins of yours are news!!

    I love all your girls names, but especially love Edia. It immediately made me start singing the beautiful Sarah MacLachlan song Adia – I think they’re pronounced the same way. I also really like Elodie alot.

    We had such a difficult time coming up with girls names and narrowly avoided falling into the popular name of the moment trap. Since both my husband and I are Italian, we considered many traditional Italian names, which just so happened to be very popular 5 years ago (think Ava, Sophia, Isabella, etc) but in the end, from way out in left field came our little Polish named beauty Kasia (pronounced Kasha) and it suits her to a tee.

    All of your name choices are pretty and feminine. I can’t wait to see what you pick!

  53. MelissaInk Designs says:

    I like Elodie. I like Lucy/Lucie, but sort of prefer the more Spanish-like Lucia.

    For French names, I always liked Chantel, Daphne, and Nadage. Lise is nice too, but I think too many people would try to make Lisa out of it. Oh, also Delphine. Adele (sort of, maybe not). Beatrice (mainly so you can call her Trixie).

    I love Georgie as a nickname for a girl – so I’m all over Georgia or Georgina for one of your Twinkies :)

    I was in love with Mariska (a Hungarian name), but a few people thought I was trying to say Marissa, and I don’t like that name and don’t feel like correctly people all the flippin’ time. My second one is Camden, and I get annoyed enough with the “Cameron?” I just want to be like, “No, a**wipe, I know how to say my kid’s name.”

    Anyway, good luck. Naming twins is very intimidating!

  54. I like the name Helena….and the middle name Grace. If I ever have a girl that’s what I’m going to name her.

    I just stumbled upon your blog. Have only read two posts but I’m hooked all ready!

  55. Marlene Hunter says:

    I like Lucie for a girl. I have one daughter her name is Sarah, my Grandpa who I loved dearly said that Sarah would be a good name for a girl, he pasted away while I was pregnant, I went with his choice and named her Sarah.