Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Help Wanted (and Not Just of the Psychiatric Nature)

The time has come, the Walrus said,
To pick some twin-net names.
Like Frick and Frack
Or Jill and Jack
Or something in between...

Yes, I killed the rhyme scheme. But if you were sitting on the couch with two fever flushed boys being forced to watch multiple back to back episodes of Clifford until your brain seeps out your ear holes, you would be incapable of good writing too.

So, here's the deal: the Man and I picked names for the twins before he left on deployment. We learned a long time ago that I prefer international/hippie names and he leans towards hyper traditional, so it's better to meet in the middle while we're still capable of in person argument. It's much more fun that way too. But that's still not helpful for blogging purposes where I try to avoid using my kids' real names. I'm old fashioned like that. And creative. Or just paranoid-delusional.

Anyway, it was easy picking the Little Man's nickname. He really is a little version of the Man. Not necessarily in his personality (he opens his mouth and his mother comes out), but in looks, for sure. Then Tiny was my own snide literary reference. God bless us every one! So you would think that coming up with nicknames for the twins would be easy. It has not proved to be the case. Why, I don't know. Maybe because there are so many options!

I refuse to use Thing One and Thing Two, simply because that seemed too obvious to me, and referring to them as the Little Boy Twin and the Little Girl Twin seems a bit ponderous, and really, no one other than me is hearing Shawn Spencer's voice from Psych saying it (Little Boy Cat, anyone? anyone? Bueller?). I did briefly consider Tweedledee and Tweedledum, but that's inevitably shortened to Dee and Dum, and that just seemed mean. I'm mean but not that mean. I hope. Then I considered Lucy and Ricky, Fred and Ginger, Bonnie and Clyde, Salt and Pepper, Flotsam and Jetsam (yes, I thought it was funny), Hansel and Gretel, Mutt and Jeff (haha), Sonny and Cher, and even Kermit and Miss Piggy. I've even thought about getting my hippie kicks in and punnily naming them Sun and Star. And it was at this point that I realized I had absolutely no clue what I wanted or what I was doing.

But here's the fun thing, not only do I still have about three months to make this naming decision, but I can also recruit you to give me your two cents (aside: Littles paid me one penny the other night for baking bread and one more for making dinner--I'm rolling in dough). So, weigh in here: what do YOU think I should nickname the twins?

{Please, keep in mind that at our last ultrasound the Little Girl Twin had not only stolen enough of the Little Boy Twin's food to have a whopping 2 ounces on him, but she also had her rump shoved in his face. So personalities are coming into play early on.}

And while I'm seeking input, tell me what you think about our nursery plans, which you can access over at my friend Rachelle's blog. Should we go white or cream? I thought I'd made up my mind and now I'm second-guessing myself.

Do opine, opinionated readers!


  1. Which color scheme for the nursery had you been leaning toward?
    I love the contrast of the dark furniture with the light walls and the white bedspread on the guest bed. But I could see where if it is a small room than the white furniture would "open up" the space more. Either one will be gorgeous and perfect for your twins!

  2. You've got Littles and then Tiny, how much smaller can you go?
    We thought of Mini for "little girl twin" but then the mind obviously goes to Mickey for "little boy twin". What about Mini and Micro?

  3. My opinion is dark furniture. I think it grounds the design.... what do I know? I'm not an interior designer.

  4. In regards to rachel, above, you could try itty and bitty. Sun and star seems appropriate but this is coming from a girl with southern family who call the boys, with love, "son". With regard to your nursery, I think the question is if you want the colors to be more vibrant or slightly muted, as many people typically do in a nursery. The white should allow the beautiful green to stand out while a cream would let it recede somewhat. I'd suggest if you're using cream bedding, like in the picture, the cream would match better and allow the green to compliment and accent. So its all in what you're looking for- vivid and bold (which would be my vote with a slightly different comforter) or neutral with an accent. Either way, I don't think you can go wrong. :)

  5. "donny and marie"...lol...sorry but it's 2 am and I can't sleep...hugs...

  6. also, how about the bobbsey twins?

  7. Or Fred and Astaire - they are, after all, tap dancing on your bladder 24/7

  8. I'm for Hansel and Gretel...said with a German accent.

  9. Oh, love the nursery plans, both are amazing, whatever you pick will be awesome!

  10. Lass & Laddie? Chewe & Chowo ('h' added for those not familiar with Indonesian spelling)? Gelis & Ganteng? Neng & Nong? If they kick so much, how about Filly & Foal? (Can you tell my preference is for alliterative names? ;) he he) xo