Sunday, January 24, 2010

Multiples & More Question of the did I name my girls?

My friends over at Multiples...and More! are having a Question of the Week for us mothers of multiples.

The question was...

How did you choose your multiples' names?

It's kind of a funny story...when we found out we were having identical twins we didn't know what their sex was.  So we had names for either boys or girls...for boys they were going to be Tanner and Tracyn and for girls they would have been Taylor and Tori.

After we got the ultrasound that told us we were having GIRLS...we were so excited.  When I got home from the doctor that day, there was a message on my answering machine that said, "Hi Taylor and Tori's mom." and it was at that moment that I realized I didn't like those names.  So we were on the search again...

We finally settled on Emilie and Erynn (of course they were spelled different because my name is Kandi and I like that my name is spelled different.) 

As for middle names...I really wanted them named after Adam and myself.  His middle name is Joseph and mine is Darlene so we were going to name them, Emilie Jo and Erynn Darlene.  But then I didn't like that fact that one would be after him and one after me...I wanted them both after both of us.

So I started to figure out how to make a name out of our first names...but with Adam and Kandi...there weren't a lot of options.  I then started playing with our middle names and got it...we took the "Jo" out of Joseph and the "lene" out of Darlene and named both of their middle names Jolene!

Emilie Jolene and Erynn Jolene!  And I am so satisfied with that!

As for how we were going to name them when they were born...the first one out was going to be Emilie...that's how she got her name.

To read about more multiples name combos...head on over to Multiples and More.



  1. I love how you put your names together. How cute and thoughtful!

  2. Their names are beautiful and unique.

    Have a nice week.

  3. I love how you came up with middle names, I would never think to have the same middle name, but I like that, keeps them bonded in that way and linked to you and your husband, love it!