November 9, 2007

Vote: QUADRUPLET Baby Names!

Baby namers, TO MY SIDE. We have on our hands the kind of situation that makes my fingers go all cold and tingly.

Reader Casey nearly gave me heart failure by telling me she is 24 weeks pregnant and has QUADRUPLETS to name. Are you getting this down? EIGHT NAMES to choose, four first names and four middle names.

Three of the quads are known to be girls. The fourth is going to be a surprise--which is particularly appropriate because the baby itself was a surprise to parents already getting used to the idea of having triplets. Oh my god, is this not the most wonderfully fun thing you have ever heard of? I have been thinking of this ALL WEEK. Don't you wish we all lived in the same town so we could sign up for shifts to go hold babies? Newborns everywhere, plenty to go 'round! Imagine the surround-sound wahing!

Anyway! The three known-to-be-girls have somehow already been named without our assistance:

Molly Claire
Paige Lilah
Jordan Kate

The fourth quadruplet, if a boy, will be named Chase Tobias. The decision on the table, then, is what to name the fourth quadruplet if a girl.

The current contenders for first name are Olivia and Addison. (I don't know why "Swistle" isn't in there. I assume it didn't sound good with their surname.) The current contenders for middle name are Grace, Olivia, Addison. This gives you the following name combinations to vote on:
  1. Olivia Grace
  2. Olivia Addison
  3. Addison Grace
  4. Addison Olivia
We are voting here for overall sound of the name, but also for compatibility with the other three girl names.

But Casey ALSO says that they're open to new name suggestions, so BRING IT!

Well, VOTE first. THEN bring it.


Welcome to our World said...

Ohh I like that name Addison. Very very cute! I would go with Addison Grace just because I also love the name Grace.

I also a fan of Keegan Anika (don't ask where I came up with this combo I have NO clue!), Emerson and Kia. But

Addison is a lovely name so that is my vote today!!

The Wife said...

I like Olivia Grace, but I think it's because I knew a little girl named Olivia and she was just about the cutest thing I had ever seen. (as a side note, her Dad wanted to name her Olivia Jane so that he could call her O.J. I thought it was very funny--my friend, also the MOM did NOT.)

Tessie said...

I LOVE THIS SITUATION! Oh my god, surprise baby when you already have triplets and then surprise SEX too? I'M GOING TO PASS OUT! CONGRATULATIONS CASEY! Do you live in Texas and can I come over?

I vote for Olivia Grace. Classic like the other three (beautiful) names.

the new girl said...

Olivia Grace. For sure.

I'm so happy that they aren't doing the A-B-C-D thing.

SO happy.

Karly said...

Number 1 for sure! Olivia Grace is BEAUTIFUL. And holy crap. Quads. FEMALE quads. I love girls and all, but man are they a handful.

Jess said...

OOHHH!! I love it!! My vote is Olivia Grace. Congrats Casey!!

Amie said...

I say Olivia Grace. That way all first names and middle names have different endings.

d e v a n said...

Addison Grace!

Erica said...

Wow! Quads and they were a surprise? How fantastic! I'm so excited for you, Casey : )

My vote is for Olivia Grace. It's so sweet and blends well with the other names you've chosen.

Mommy Daisy said...

As far as blending with the other names, I would chose Addison Grace or Olivia Grace. All the other chosen names have 3 syllables total, so I think one of those would fit in nicely. They would be 4 syllables, but if you use Olivia Addison or Addison Olivia it gives you 7 syllables. Then that would seem like the longest name out of all of them, and to me a bit out of place. (And I love the boys name you picked as well as all the girls' names.)

That said, my favorite is Olivia Grace. Congrats Casey!

Mrs. M said...

Olivia Grace. It's works the best with the other names. If you like the A, drop Addison and go for Avery (Avery Grace, Avery Oliva) because it sounds better with the other names rather than Addison--although I like that name.

Kelsey said...

Addison Grace for sure. . . I LOVE that combo. I especially think it makes a nice partner to Jordan, which sounds a little less feminine than the other girl's names (not in a bad way). I think Addy is a very sweet shortened version of Addison, which may or may not turn you on to the name.

Pann said...

Addison Grace. The name just JUMPED out at me.

To Casey, I wish you health and comfort and more health and more comfort!

Ms. Flusterate said...

I vote for anything with Addison in it. My oldest is 17 and is an Addison (goes by Addi). So, I am partial. Glad this name is finally coming onto the radar!

Alice said...

olivia grace, definitely! i think those two names sound so melodious together, and it's such a pretty, classy name. congratulations, casey!!

LoriD said...

ooooh - Addison Grace is nice. Someone on here has an Adelay, which I also love and would work with the other names.

What an exciting situation for Casey. Best of luck to you and your family!

Jenny H. said...

I didn't even read all the comments first. Here is mah vote.

Olivia Grace sounds good with the rest of the names, but I like Addison Grace best.

Jenny H. said...

Okay, having voted I am now ready to chat.

Does she live near me in the good 'ol south? Because I LOVE BABIES. I would happily offer mah services to a complete stranger if it meant I got to hold some babies!

And then, I almost peed myself a little, because, well FOUR BABIES! You know how much I LOVE BABY NAME DISCUSSIONS!


Bunny said...

Olivia Grace. Beautiful.

Misty said...

Olivia Grace sounds best when grouped with the names they have already chosen. In my humble opinion.

Anonymous said...

I say Addison...though my 8 yr old daughter is an Addison, who also goes by Addie, so I'm a bit partial. :-)

I think my favorite of those choices is Addison Grace.


Courtney said...

Congratulations, Casey! How exciting!

I vote for Olivia Grace.

I like the others as well but I have three separate friends who've had an Addison in the last six months.

Oh! And please don't forget to report back to Swistle an update as to what you decide.

Marie Green said...

I love the ring of Addison Olivia. Funny, but I know 2 Olivia Grace's. That also is a beautiful name!

I also had a "surprise" twin pregnancy- I was 23 weeks when I found out! And then I was sure SURE they were going to keep finding more. So basically, this situation, while very exciting, was once my own worst nervous tummy!

Congrats Casey!

bananafana said...

OOhhhh I think Olivia Grace but I really love them all . . . I have to say congrats to Casey on 4 babies (holy cow) and also on really great name choices (good job!). I was kind of hoping there would boy names up here for me to steal though (wink)

gabby said...

I love Olivia Grace, but with the other girls' names, I would go Addison Grace.


Katie said...

I think Olivia Grace GOES the best with the others because it is simple and not too many syllables and also kind of MATCHES the others (but really you can't go wrong with any of them!)

Nowheymama said...

I like Olivia Grace, both by itself and with the other names.

Every time I call Scott after an ultrasound (I've had three), he says,
"What is it?! Did they find a hidden twin?!?"

Sara said...

Well, as I have mentioned Olivia Grace is my #1 girl's name should I have another girl. That would be my vote, though I'm torn about letting anyone else have it. :)

Farrell said...

First off, OMIG I would SO be having a heart attack if I was preggers with quads. I'm already hyperventilating and it's not me. Second of all, how dare she have the nerve to go and naming three of them without first consulting us???
Vote: I vote for either #1 or 3. Two of my friends have babies named Addision, and I think Olivia is one of those classic names like Sophia (or Sofia) now re-gaining popularity and i have to say: I LIKE IT!
I am TERRIBLE at girls names. Boy names are much, much easier for me.
Just for the record though, my friend has a daughter named Kiley. I LOVE THAT NAME. She did it 12 years ago though before it was popular, and now in Sophie's class there are like 8 Kileys and/or Kaileys.

PS - Congrats Casey and Omig I just...i dont' know what I would do. Too funny this one was hiding...maybe your little trouble-maker?

Sounds like Olivia Grace is the winner thus far...

Tess said...

I like Olivia Grace, and I think Olivia goes better with the other names.

But, my replacement would be Chole Pearl. I love that name, and I think it goes with everything!

MrsGrumpy said...

Ooooh... I visited the site and the graphic of four little babies bouncing around in the countdown globe is so cute. I like all the names but there seems to be a bumper crop of Olivia's and Addison's in this area which would have me wondering on maybe another name, although Olivia Grace is very pretty.

Anonymous said...

FYI, around these Midwestern parts, people would lovingly giggle at the parents of a girl named "Addison Grace," because it would imply her parents were raving Cubs fans. Those are the names of the streets that border Wrigley Field. Seriously; it's a standing joke in Chicago that dads-to-be who are Cubs fans are only interested in daughters named Addison or Grace. :) And I say that as a (depressed, of course) Cubs fan myself.

melissa said...

I vote for Olivia Grace...for 2 reasons: 1) it's pretty :) and 2) it has six letters for the first name so Jordan could have a six-letter "buddy", since Paige & Molly have 5 letters. I'm a teacher and I think about numbers of letters in a name when you have to teach them how to write it!

anita said...

Olivia Grace, there's already one name with an n on the end...addison wouldn't sound right...and i just love grace!

caley said...

I vote for Olivia Grace. I think it fits perfectly with the other names. This post leaves me wondering for the millionth time why girl names are so much easier than boy namees?!?

Also, is Casey going to take our vote into consideration when naming her fourth quad???

Pixie said...

While I LOVE the name Addison I also like Grace and Olivia. I think that of the options Olivia Grace is the best choice, it goes well with the other already decided names and it flows well. Also I think this vote should count double since Casey and I have the same name taste, she is naming the first girl Molly and my girl is named Molly.
Also Quads, WOW!

bubandpie said...

Olivia Addison. Classic first name, trendy middle name. Also, I think Jordan and Addison are too similar ('en' sounds at the end). Molly, Paige, Jordan, and Olivia go beautifully together - a variety of first letters, endings AND syllable-lengths.

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

WOW! Quads!

I like Olivia Grace the best. Very beautiful and it flows so well.

I'm not even going to try to suggest anything new. I'm SO bad with names. It took us forever to come up with our kids names.

Shelly Overlook said...

I vote for Addison Grace.

Addison b/c I love that name (and did BEFORE Grey's Anatomy) and Grace b/c it's my daughter's middle name and I love it. I like Olivia Grace as well, but it's so very popular right now. I actually know of three other Olivia Graces and I really don't even know that many people, I swear.

Becky said...

I like Olivia Grace. But I think at least one should be named Holy Crap! with the ex-screamation point ... like Yahoo!

I know you can hear me... said...

Olivia Grace is my favorite, but I would have to say Addison Grace is my second choice.

How exciting for them!

Tessie said...

HAHA! I like Becky's idea.

Or, may I suggest SERENITY NOW! Preferably in all caps.

Casey! said...

I just wanted to thank everyone for the votes! It does look as though we'll be going with Olivia Grace. I thought the same as one of the readers - If we go with Olivia, we have names that end with a "y". an "E" a "n" and an "a". For a while we were going to to with Paige, Molly, Addison, and Olivia as first names (get it? 1, 2, 3, and 4 syllables) but then we fell in love with Jordan, and we had to decide between Olivia and Addison!
What I noticed mentioned is that there seems to be an influx of Olivias and Addisons. Is this true? In that case, who wants to recommend some names? Put your favorites out on the table - we're open to anything!
And yes, finding out I was expecting quads (triplets, even!) was a HUGE surprise! I mean, who expects that?! My cousin had spontaneous triplets 3 years back, and I would have had the same situation if I hadn't also ended up with a set of identicals.
And sorry everyone who wants to come help out... I'm an arizonan!

samantha jo campen said...

Olivia Grace. TOTALLY goes with the others.

Four babies??? SQUEE!!!

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

You must be in naming heaven, Swistle!

I love Olivia Grace best of the choices.

shoeaddict said...

Just to throw some out there on the table as alternatives:


My favorite would be Stella Grace. It goes well with the other three.

Good luck!!

Vicky said...

I love Olivia Grace. I also love Sarah Elizabeth. Best of luck Casey.

mamma knows said...

Olivia grace, I have always loved this name :)

Amy said...

I wanted Baylee to be an Addison. My husband wouldn't go for it. If ever there was another, it would be Addison. So I vote for Addison Grace.

Sleepynita said...

I like Olivia Grace (it is simple and classy; but I am biased because a few friends had Addisons recently so I am so over that name.

1hot&tiredmama said...

OK -- I didn't read all the posts so I don't know what all the votes are for. (What? It's dinner time and the children are hungry.)

I would switch Molly Claire to Molly Grace and if #4 is a girl I would name her Claire Addison.

Can't wait to hear the decision!

Shari said...

Addison Grace.

How about Rhylee (Rylee, Riley) Joy? :)

Reminds me of when my ex MIL had her dog bred (she raised them) and it was going to have three puppies, but the fourth one was a suprise. She named it Bonus.

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. :)

Amy Q said...

Olivia Grace is my vote because of how it goes with the other names mostly.

Anonymous said...

I love Addison!

(I like Addie for short too)

Swistle said...

Casey- My original vote was for Olivia Grace. But then you said that thing about 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-syllable names, and I am GONE on that idea. I want you to do THAT. Is there any chance you would give up the name Jordan or the name Molly?

I love a little something that ties the names of multiples together. I don't mean the Matchy McMatcherton names like "Karen and Sharon" or "Timmy and Tommy," but more just a HINT of matching: same first initial or--okay, I admit it, I am kind of drawn to the thing where the twins are names starting with A and B. During my pregnancy I got so used to thinking of them as Baby A and Baby B, A and B started to seem like PART of them.

Your syllable idea is GREAT, and so subtle. It would appeal to people who like a little matchiness, without drawing the attention of people who are bothered by matchiness.

The Mommy Years said...

Olivia Grace ~

I want to come snuggle too!!!!

I think she's picked some wonderful names (and she gets to use all the names she's ever liked! LOL)

Christine said...

Oh I vote Olivia Grace, but mostly I love love love Olivia. And Grace is such a classic.


Karina said...

Ok. Olivia Grace is my vote. It flows nicely w/the other baby girl names. Notice that the 1st 3 girls names all have three syllables but no combination of Olivia/Addison/Grace have 3, only 4+. As I've voted I'll now propose my suggestion: Karina Rene. Or Karina Laine. I like Anika that Welcome to our World suggested too!

Amy said...

I do like the name Addison, but I think Olivia sounds great with the other three names. And I am partial to Grace, since my Charlotte's middle name is Grace.

I also really love the names Peyton and Avery. Just thought I'd throw those out there, too.

Erin said...

I vote D!

But you can't go wrong, really.

I am so excited to follow Casey's family. Thanks for the link Swistle!

Chaya said...

Addison Grace! It's so pretty.

Banana said...

I love Olivia Grace!! What a beautiful name - and it sounds great with the others.

desperate housewife said...

I'm going to second whoever suggested Avery Grace in place of Addison Grace, based on the whole equal-number-of-syllables things. Also, Lori D.- the Adelay is mine! And you even spelled it right! I will graciously permit Casey the rights to this name if she likes it! ;)

amber said...

I like Addison Grace overall, and can I just add, HOLY GOD three babies + 1. I bet their heads are spinning.

Poppy said...

My newest granddaughters name is Grace Makenna...since that isn't an option, I'm going for Olivia Grace.

I have a friend with a little girl named Addison Mae.

WOW...quads! I cannot even imagine!

Jess said...

I totally came to Germany just so that I could vote on baby names from a Blogger page that asked me to kommentar. Anyway, I vote for Olivia Grace. By a mile.

Anonymous said...

Olivia Grace is beautiful!

el-e-e said...

Addison Grace is my vote. :) LOVE IT!

No other suggestions, I think the parents have done a great job and all the names sound so cute together. WOW, four babies!

Casey! said...

Hmmm okay...
I just wanted to update you on what's going on now!
So we're even less sure than we were before, lol.
We're considering 3 sets of names now!
1. Lilah Kate
2. Lizzie Paige
3. Molly Claire
4. Sadie Belle/Nathan Finn


1. Paige Kate
2. Molly Claire
3. Addison Laine/Jasper Benjamin
4. Olivia Grace/Max Elijah

(the one that you've got under debate)
1. Jordan Kate
2. Molly Claire
3. Paige Lilah
4. Olivia Grace/Addison Grace/Chase Tobias

carrie said...

I don't know HOW I missed this post! Crap! I doubt I'm too late though, since she is only 24 weeks!

I have an Emma Grace and an Addison Rose so I think Addison Grace is GORGEOUS! Just a wee bit biased though. I loved Emma and Grace for so long, even before I was pg and then when we found out we were having another girl my hubby picked Addison. But now, I have to admit I love the name Addison a wee bit more. (But not the girl...I love them equally, of course!)

Hooray!! So much fun, I can't wait to see which one wins!

cardiogirl said...

Definitely Olivia Grace.

Danielle said...

OK, Im having quadruplets too.... but, three boys and one girl. I havent even come up with one name.... so youre ahead of me! but for a girl, Addison (Greys Anatomy) is great.