Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Name Twinspiration

So, we still haven't nailed down a name for our baby girl so I thought maybe we could scrap the whole game plan and look to the one place we knew we could go for inspiration: TV and Movies. Here is what I came up with:

1. Michael and Lindsay Bluth. Okay, so it turns out that they're not actually twins at the end... but they thought they were throughout their entire lives so that's close enough for me. And who wouldn't want their son to be responsible in the face of absurdity and their daughter to be... well, I do see the flaws in this pairing... despite the fact that Arrested Development is one of the funniest comedies of ALL TIME.




2. Sami and Eric Brady (from Days of our Lives, of course). I remember when they were born and I remember when they were aged about 15 years in a day... Ahhhh, ye-ah. Who could forget Sami trying to steal her older sister's boyfriend by drugging him and getting herself knocked up... only it turns out that the father was someone else... and all before she was out of her teens. Hmmmm, on second thought...

3. Lou and Louise, The Safety Patrol on the Disney Channel. This was obviously an addition Abby wanted included. Let's see, they have an older sister, they are always tattling on their friends and family for being unsafe (could you imagine what they'd do to my Dad? He'd have a life sentence without the possibility of parole.) This is a big NO- you can't name your kids the same name... it's not good when you need to chew them out for starters... or maybe it would save time. And I do wonder what car they are in... I have never in my life seen a backseat that spacious. I need one!

4. Brandon and Brenda Walsh. Oh yes... the 90210 early days before Shannen Dougherty was sacked for being such a horrible person (you can read the abridged version in "Stori Telling" by Tori Spelling) not to mention her crooked facial features. Carrie and I couldn't watch a single episode without commenting on that. On second thought, no. Plus, I don't want to have a picture in my head of my son driving down the street in a yellow, 1965 Mustang convertible with increasingly ridiculous side burns. Yeah, definitely OUT.

5. Luke and Leia Skywalker. These are, by far, the best options. Best movies ever, best hair ever, tough princess warrior and a country boy who saves the universe... it could work (actually "Leia" was on my short list when we were naming Abigail but Paul shot it down... what was he thinking?) Yes, there is much to inspire here. Plus, the names are nice visually and are symmetrical enough to satisfy the OCD parts of my nature.

Any other ideas?

14 comments:

Jenny said...

Please name your kids Michael and Lindsey. Or even better, George Michael and Maeby.

Carrie said...

I think you should just all them "The Gemeni Twins".

Tasheana said...

i like luke and leia! i like landon and leia too. i'm sure you'll find them the perfect names.

Nickie said...

Brandon and Brenda, just cause I wanna see Sideburns in a convertible.

jeri said...

Apollo and Artemis?

Scarlett Johansson has a twin brother (Hunter)

Alanis Morissette, has a twin brother (Wade)

Mary Kate and Ashton?

Personally my vote is for Michael and Lindsey. That is perfect.

Bethany said...

I think we should take "inspiration" from Luke and Leia and name them Liam and Lily... PAUL? Are you ready to name our girl yet?

Stephanie said...

Mork and Mindy?

Jenny said...

BUSTER! Do Buster. Liam is overrated.

Sara G said...

You're so funny! The whole idea of a twin boy and girl seems so foreign to me. At least you don't have to worry as much about comparing them. I'm so excited for your fun adventure. AND I feel like such a dumbhead for asking you if they were identical...DUH! I'm a little slow, these girls took alot of my brain cells away.

Kim Tafua said...

Hmmm there are so many possibilities. Thing 1 & Thing 2? Burnard & Gretchen? Lil' Kim & P-Diddy? How about symbols like % and $? I'll keep thinking!rrztvrf

Anonymous said...

I have read that if you name them something like Knox and Vivienne you can fetch about 14 million for their first public photos! Just a thought :-)

Dawn

Erin said...

You are hilarious! Good luck in the name quest. I'm really not a good person to give out name suggetions. We had a tough enough time ourselves, but prevailed in the end! Good luck with the pregnancy!

Comeaus said...

AWESOME post. Enjoyed that ramble through favorite tv shows past. I must agree, Arrested Development was dang funny. In FACT, I just saw a Sesame Street last week with Max the Magician, and it was GOB, doing amazing magic tricks. With the famous GOB magic music and everything. Not on youtube yet though.

If we ever have twins (girl and boy) we're going for Sydney and Vaughn from Alias. Not brother/sister for the show, but a good pairing nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

I like Ann and Andy. I know they weren't tv characters, but it still works.