Saturday, May 09, 2009

Clearing up confusion

There have been several people that have asked about the girls' names so I wanted to clarify.

The girls' given Ukrainian names are Bogdana and Ivanna.

The girls have never been called or named Dana and Eve. Dana and Eve were nicknames given to the girls by Reece's Rainbow to protect their privacy.

As we did with the boys, we gave them new first names (Danielle and Emily) and kept their Ukrainian names as their middle names, so we have Danielle Bogdana and Emily Ivanna.

Now, if you really want the nitty-gritty on our family and keeping everybody straight, check this out...

Our boys are alphabetical all around--no matter what name you use...Alexander Dimitri (Dima) and Timothy Evgeniy (Zhenya). Dima is older and comes first alphabetically. He is also blonde versus Zhenya's brunette (again, alphabetical).

Our girls are also alphabetical all around no matter what name you use...Danielle Bogdana (Dana on RR) and Emily Ivanna (Eve on RR). Danielle is older and comes first alphabetically. She is also blonde versus Emily's brunette (again, alphabetical). Not only that, but their diagnoses are also alphabetical--cerebral palsy for Danielle and cleft palate for Emily.

Just trying to make things easy for you all. ;)


Julie said...

I love LOVE the names!!

But, I'm confused.... what do you guys call your children?

Pi Princess said...

Same question. It looks like you're calling them by their new first names. Am I right?

Anonymous said...

I think that to make the family match - you should go more blonde or add some blonde highlights since C comes before M. :)

Milena said...

May I kindly ask why you keep calling the boys by their Ukrainian names (Dima and Zhenya) but call the girls their new names?