Name That Quad! – Part 1
After posting the q&a; post about a month ago I was asked (again) about how we came up with the names for the boys. It’s a question we are frequently asked as many can’t imagine coming up with 8 NAMES, when they struggled to come up with even ONE! (In fact it’s even on on FAQ Page for St. Vincent’s Tiny Successes.) In all of the commotion of the NICU, we somehow left out this minor detail after the boys were born….whoops! Let me dedicate this post to explaining that process…
Brad and I sat down one night, I believe around 18 wks. and wrote down our short list of names we liked and then did some “research” to find other names to consider. Believe it or not we came up with 9 names in about 40 minutes! (We had Henry’s middle name narrowed down to 2.) In reality, I think it was somewhat easier to come up with 4 babies names than just one….we didn’t have to completely agree on the “ultimate name” and were more willing to compromise. Plus, I was a speech therapist in the schools so I had a pretty extensive list of what our boys wouldn’t be named. =)
We had 4 names picked out, but we didn’t assign them to a certain baby in my belly because they moved around too much to keep track of….We didn’t want them to come out with an identity crisis on top of being quadruplets! HA! However, we somewhat had a sense of who would be named who. After the boys were born, (pretty fussy on these details due to “The Mag” and extreme blood loss) Brad brought me pictures of the boys and we named them based on the pictures.
Now I couldn’t imagine them any other name than Henry Samuel, Brooks Layton, Clark Thomas, or Isaac Edward!
So that’s HOW they were named, check back shortly for Part 2……
Also, I’d love to hear experiences of how you named YOUR baby(ies)….so leave me a comment telling your story or better yet BLOG about it and let us know so we can check it out!