Yeppers, we survived. The relatives are gone. Except for Damm's two brothers but they don't really count. I won't be seeing much of them anyway-I'll be working 5 days this week. This may sound ho-drum to you but to me-I just can't think about it. You see, I have no energy. This state of affairs is totally weird and foreign to me, but there it is. I will be halfway through a shift at work and want nothing but to sit down and lie on the floor. I haven't done that yet but it might still happen.
WARNING. NAME SPOILERS AHEAD.
Ok. Before I tell you the names we have chosen, let me 'xplain. The Orclette has a total of 5 names, if you count her last name. I like names. I've always liked names. One summer when I was 13 I copied the entire portion of the girl's names section out of a baby name book. Now that I think about it that was probably illegal, but that didn't occur to me then. I like the meanings, I like trying to see how they fit into their language. And as I said previously, we gave the Orclette 5 names. So we decided to carry on the tradition.
For the girl: Lorelei Tiramoira Isabella Kaylee.
Lorelei was my choice. Have you watched the Gilmore Girls? I quote that show like some people quote friends. It's my favorite show hands down. And I love the name. Means "siren," in case you were curious. Tiramoira was Damm's creation. I still can't pronounce it. And it's a combo of Tira, which I think is a derivative of Tara, which would mean "hill," and Moira=Mary and I totally forget what Mary means. Isabella. Have you read Twilight? I have. And the girl's name is Isabella. Before I read those books I liked the name. Reading them only cemented my choice. And I've lost my baby name book so I can't tell you what Isabella means. Kaylee is after Firefly's mechanic. If you haven't seen the show, you have to. It's awesome. And we both loved Kaylee.
For the boy: Matthias Justinian Xenophon Royal.
Quite a mouthful. This one is still subject to change. I just don't like boy's names. They're kind of boring. I chose Matthias because it can be shortened to Matt but it's not Matthew. We already have lots of Matthews. Justinian because I read a book about the historical Byzantine emperor and kind of liked him. Doesn't hurt that Justin is one of my beloved brother's names, either. Xenophon is Damm's choice. After the general, of course. Royal is also Damm's choice. His father and grandfather were named Roy, but I don't like that name. Turns out his dad hates that name. So he picked Royal.
So there you have it. Please be kind-I don't criticize other people's choices. At the very least not in front of them. Every name we've chosen can be shortened to a more traditional name or they have a middle name they can choose from. The initials don't spell anything weird. There is no funky alliteration. I mention this because last time around we were subject to weird looks and "why would you give a child four names? And those four names?" from people. I won't be as kind this time around. Language might fly :D