It was an intriguing question posed over on the forums: What would your children be named, if your partner had complete control?
In my case, my husband would have chosen names from his family tree….very very sleepy names.
Our daughter would be named Molly instead of Rory — Molly Rose. Or maybe Rose Elizabeth, after my husband’s grandmother and mother.
One of our sons would probably have been John and the other one Edward, called Ned. I’m guessing John Richard and Edward Victor. All serviceable choices but…..yawn.
Of course, turn the tables and my husband would say my unedited choices would be unacceptably outrageous. Flora, Otis, and Penn, maybe. Sounds fantastic to me.
But right now, imagine that you’ve surrendered all control over baby-naming and your partner has carte blanche. What would he or she choose, for children present or future?