Dutch Baby Struggles
Thank you for all of your help with our twins! Now, as we hunker down and wait for them, I have come to ask for your help for a dear friend of mine.
My friend is a few months along and has tremendous struggles naming her baby. She is from the Netherlands and her husband is from Aruba, but they live full time in the United States. They want a name that works in Dutch, English, and ideally in Spanish.
If the baby is a boy, her father expects the baby to be named after him or his father, Lars or Hans, because that is a family tradition in the male line and she has no brothers. The problem is that they don't really like either name. For boys names they like short snappy names. They tend to like traditional nicknames as full names because my friends husband's name is an example of that trend. Their top boys names so far are, Bas, Bram, and Cas, but they are open to more suggestions.
For girls, my friend's longtime favorite name is Isa, but she worries that it is too close to Isis and would be hard to live with. Her husband would like to find a way to honor his mother and sister, Sandra and Chandra, who have been instrumental parts of his life. She and her mother both share the name Fenna. They both like the names Luna and Tess, but neither seem quite right and they worry about growing popularity.
They would love some advice and suggestions!
Fri, 02/12/2016 - 5:40pm