25 Weeks: Back to BABY NAMES

25 week biggerOK. I’m opening it up. I would LOVE to hear your BEST BABY NAME ideas for our twins, now 25 weeks along and pushing two pounds each. Be sure your comment links to an email or web site so I can track you down and thank you if we go with your suggestion! And so you don’t feel like you’re just randomly throwing names out there, let me give you some background on names from where me and my big-belly sit.

  • Our girls are Reilly (9) and Morgan (almost 7). Note they have two syllables AND 6 letters each, that both are also last names AND both could be for a boy or girl (though more on the girly side if you ask me.) Freaky coincidence or obsessive compulsive parents? The former. These parallels didn’t even dawn on us until after we’d picked the name Morgan.
  • I love using family names, especially for middle names, and we have a big family with lots of names for the picking. Reilly’s middle name is Cecelia after my husband’s grandma (who was the LIFE of the party kind-a-gal and could tell a dirty joke and kick back  a few vodka tonics better than most) and Morgan’s middle name is Kathleen after my baby sister who just had a baby of her own. Morgan was well named as everyone in the family says she looks like my gorgeous younger sister.
  • We’ve always had trouble picking boy names. We have two girls so you’d think we’d have a long list of boy names ready and waiting…  but in fact, we have about 3 girl ideas to every 1 boy idea. Our top picks for a boy in pregnancies past included William (and call him Liam), Mitchel (not even sure if I’m spelling that right) and Leo (my dad and my big brother’s name, unused through 13 grandchildren, only four of which are boys on my side of the family.)
  • The man that married us (straight from Ireland – all LOVE-able, intelligent, KIND, five-foot four-inches of him) is named Liam Collins. We’ve often thought how cool it would be to use all or part of this incredible man and dear friend’s name.
  • Some other family names include Alice, Hadley, Ivy, Jane, Elizabeth, Dean, Callahan, Pericles, Demetrius, Mark, and of course Shawn (my hubby who always wished his parents had spelled it “Sean”) and Suzanne (me, named after my mom “Susan”).
  • What else? Oh yeah, one of my favorite women in the world is Amelia Earhart (post I wrote about what a Bad Ass she was/is.)

Was any of this helpful? Or now are you as confused as we are? I hope you can see some creative potential in all I’ve shared, or just forget everything I’ve said and give me your best shot. A fresh new perspective might be just what we need. Send me your favorite one only… a first and middle name for baby girl and baby boy. I’ll let you you know our top five picks VERY SOON.

And speaking of names… what is your full name? Do you like it? And why did your parents pick it?

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This Zen Mommy Minute is published in partnership with Due Maternity. This week Zen Mommy is especially grateful for the fashionable maternity tops Due has… making room for her growing belly!  xoxo

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Suzanne Tucker, aka Zen Mommy
In addition to mommying to two magical girls born in 2000 and 2003 and expecting twins in Jan of 2010, Suzanne co-owns a holistic health center with her husband Shawn in St. Louis, Missouri  where she practices as a physical therapist, Certified Educator of  Infant Massage and health education teacher.Certified in a number of healing and life education approaches, Suzanne is a Co-creator of My Mommy Manual and the online parenting course, Yogi Parenting, a positive parenting approach for raising kids of all ages.