Friday, August 5, 2011

Dianthus and his unnamed brother

Dianthus a day before his life changed and when his mother left for the hospital:

Dianthus's life-changer who doesn't yet have a blog name pictured below. If he'd turned out female, I had picked out Stella in keeping with this year's theme, or Arachne. We have considered the alternative spellings of his name, AnDru Mykall, or just sticking with Rutherford, but neither feels quite right. Suggestions for the cute little guy's name?

Dianthus learns that good things happen, even after the baby has come home: grandparents and birthdays.

Oh, and here's the molting image that makes this earlier post make sense. It was really weird that four days before giving birth, the skin on both of my hands started peeling off.


salsis said...

I'm so used to RuthRob. Why not Robinia if you feel a need to change it?? What was Dianthus's pre-birth name?

Sparkling Squirrel said...

Dianthus was Mervivian Alloicious. Note, by the way, Dianthus's curly locks. They may go this week, but I don't think one needs to be his mother to think that they are awfully cute.

Anonymous said...

In keeping with the precedent set with Dianthus, how about Aster for the new baby's middle name? I realize Michaelmas is not quite the same, but perhaps close enough. Bonus that it also goes along with this year's theme.

Anonymous said...

If you are interested in a botanical reference, what about calling him bottle gentian (though it is a bit of a mouthful)?
The curly locks are very cute!

Sparkling Squirrel said...

Thanks for the suggestions. Bottle gentian is a bit cumbersome, perhaps (bottle gentian is Gentiana andrewsii, by the way, and I am not so good with plant names that I did not have to look it up), but I may go with Aster.
Both Mothers came and went without chopping the curly locks, so they're still there.