October 26, 2005

Thank you for all the nice wishes and congratulations!

I'm very touched by all the nice comments and good wishes you all have sent our way! We're a bit nervous about it all since, without going into detail, the last two pregnancies, while they have produced wonderful and beautiful children, were not very easy on the Viking Bride, not to mention her long suffering mate (that'd be me).

I'm kind of amused by some of the naming suggestions you all have offered. However, I would point out that we ourselves are constrained by the need to have whatever name we choose be easy to pronounce in Norwegian. Recall, if you will, that the Viking Bride speaks only Norwegian to the kids. If we can't pronounce the name in both English and Norwegian, it just ain't gonna fly. That requirement narrows our field of choice considerably.

Also, as some of you have helpfully pointed out, I have a naming problem for the child to be. I have a Girl Child and I have a Boy Child, already. What am I going to call this new child on my blog? Beats me. However, while still in utero, I will be referring to said new child as BNT, for Baby Number Three. Hope that helps. Any suggestions you all care to make to help me solve this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Random Penseur at October 26, 2005 02:40 PM | TrackBack

You know, Ari is not only Lion in Hebrew but Eagle in Norwegian. ;-)

Posted by: Linda at October 26, 2005 03:31 PM

Well, if BNT turns out to be a girl, you could go with Girl Child the Elder and Girl Child the Younger. And if BNT turns out to a boy then... well, y'know...

Or, you could just give them names like, say, Dimple, Squiggy and Goblin.

And I have no idea what Norwegian sounds like, but I've always liked the name Snapdragon. Would Snapdragon work? Jus' tryin' to help. :)

Posted by: Tuning Spork at October 26, 2005 07:12 PM

Congratulations! I think what you have here are a Big Sister, a Big Brother and a Little One. Good luck!

Posted by: Terri at October 26, 2005 07:58 PM

See what happens when I miss a day of blog-reading? I'm thrilled for you guys, and can't wait to follow along with Viking Bride's pregnancy. You're not just trying to keep up with Margi, are you?

BTW, I love the previous commenter's suggestion of Ari, for either a boy or girl. I considered Ariana for my daughter, but a friend somehow convinced me that it sounded too much like "bitchy society girl." Harumph. As if that's a bad thing?

Posted by: Allison at October 26, 2005 10:50 PM

I'm recommending Phin Munu again. It's easily pronounced in Vietnamese also, making it Tri-lingual. Although I imagine the Viking Bride will have the same reply my wife did, which was, Not a snowball's chance in hell.

Posted by: phin at October 27, 2005 09:04 AM

I can relate--my inlaws are Thai, and the Thai language has a lot of beautiful names, but we are considering naming our son something like "Rory" just to give Grandma fits.

Posted by: David at October 27, 2005 10:32 AM

Thor, Loki, or Odin.

Posted by: John at October 27, 2005 01:08 PM

Sincere congratulations for now RP’s FIVE!

Posted by: crow at October 27, 2005 01:12 PM

Locutus as a suggestion from yesterday made me choke. AHAHAHAHA!

Okay, seriously, you could have BC, GC and NC; New Child.

Or NB for "New Baby".

Of course, he/she won't be "new" for long. I like the sibling suggestions too. :-)

Just an overall "yay" again from me. *still beaming*

Posted by: Amber at October 27, 2005 04:52 PM

Much congratulations. Your joy and pride in your other children has always been obvious, and those are great gifts to give a child. This one will be a fortunate child also.

Posted by: Peggy at October 27, 2005 11:00 PM

Personally, I've had a long time liking of the name Dylan. Although, not actually being able to speak Norwegian, I have no idea how pronounceable it would be in that language. I also think it works for either gender.

As for what to refer to TNB whilst blogging, how about TOO (The Other One)?

Posted by: Primal at October 28, 2005 08:58 AM

Rig, for a boy and Verdande for a girl. Some of the lesser known but ultimately way cooler members of the Norse pantheon.

Posted by: Jim at October 30, 2005 11:07 AM
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