Thursday, November 20, 2008

We Picked

We chose names for our twins, but they are always subject to change depending on our mood or if anything tragic (G-d forbid) happens between now and April. Sorry, but we're not telling. :-) It's another Jewish tradition that the names aren't publicized until the babies are officially named (at the boy's bris/circumcision and at the girl's naming). Obviously we'll fill out birth certificates before then, but no one except my immediate family (and one or two of my really best friends) will know the names. But I just wanted everyone to know that the controversy is over and everyone is happy. Yay for compromising!

26 comments:

nancy said...

Congrats on coming up with the names!

margelina said...

Wow-that was fast! I'm glad they are named!!

Mermaid said...

That's fantastic! Congrats!

I'm sure there is some comfort in being able to refer to the babies by their names, just between the two of you.

Danifred said...

We kept both our kiddos names to ourselves and loved knowing that only we knew them!

Seriously? - Erin said...

Contrats on your pregnancy and on picking names! My husband and I are still struggling with that decision. We also won't be sharing the name, we are thinking about using family names or initals for our little boy. It can make the choices limited though!

Best of Luck, ICLW.

Cara said...

Good for you! That is one of the hardest parts of parenthood. Because, to be honest, you will say that name about a hundred -ka-billion times in your life in a similar number of tones of voice!

Good to love them! here from ILCW

Cate said...

That's wonderful! I can't wait to hear their names.

alicia said...

yay names! we are also not telling anyone Twinkles names (baby in my womb! heee hee). I just don't want any negative comments about it!

here from ICLW

CappyPrincess said...

Yay!!! for having names picked out. One more thing to cross of the perpetual "to do" list when expecting.

Also congrats on your boy/girl twins. Never doubt a mother's intuition, I always say.

Amy said...

Congrats on figuring out names. I don't blame you for not sharing.

ICLW

nh said...

Well done for deciding on names and for keeping them just between the two of you.

Beautiful Mess said...

It took us a long time to agree on names and EVERYONE had an opinion. Glad you got to a conclusion that you and your husband are happy with! Good luck and congratulations!
-D *ICLW*

Stacie said...

Very exciting! Name picking is so hard...we took forever to name our own twins. They were A and B for three long days after they were born. I think the only reason they finally did get named is that the hospital wanted to send in the paperwork!!!

Congrats!

Here from ICLW

Brenda said...

Names? That sounds so exciting, and must make it seem so much more real! Congrats on both the picking of the names and the compromising :)

here from ICLW

Jaymee said...

we just went over this tonight. we have been going over this for the past 7 years. i have a feeling we will finally decide on something by flipping a coin a few days after our child(ren) are born. our child is not even conceived.

'Murgdan' said...

Excellent! I'll be waiting to hear!

BethH6703 said...

ICLW

Yay for compromise!

I'm not jewish, but I think that sounds like a lovely tradition! Seems to me there's something powerfully bonding in keeping such a secret to yourselves.

Dreams Come True said...

Congrats on deciding on names!

Io said...

I think that's a smart custom - since nobody will know the babies names ahead of time, you won't have the people who comment rudely on their names (hopefully!)

Celia said...

I am happy you chose. I have a question that I am hopeful you will answer. I have been wondering about for about three years. My very best friend of 20 years is Jewish. I know the naming babies after someone that has passed rule.

Would it be different since we are Christian? I don't want something I mean as a gesture of love and honor to end up insulting her religious views.

I have always wanted to name a daughter after her. Would that be wrong?

I could ask her, but that would spoil the surprise. We are not pg- but I have wanted to do this for years and years.

I would love an answer to this nagging question.

celia

zandor said...

Congratulations on picking the names.

Michelle said...

Thats great! That would be so hard not to tell but a great surprise!

Andrea said...

Yay! Cograts on makng such a big decision!

(ICLW)

Trish said...

Hooray on the naming situation being under control.

With our twins we chose one name each.It was easy.

I will have to follow you now to see what their names are ...thanks for visiting me

Here from IComLeavWe... (adoption,pregnancy loss, IVF twins)
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K @ ourboxofrain said...

Congrats on having picked the names! It's sooo hard. We came up with several names we liked but waited to decide for sure until our son was born (we had quite a few names picked since we didn't know if he was a boy or a girl). I liked not knowing but missed out on getting to call him by name in utero.

Missy said...

Now that you've publicized the names, they are very nice. I wonder, though, if the names you picked last year are the ones you ultimately ended up with? Or did something happen that make you change them?

Found you through Blogger Bingo. I think this counts as updating your last post about picking names. Nice to meet you!