Sorry for the wait of this part but it took a long time for me to find names i liked! It honestly felt like i was naming my own children lol I’m not sure what the next part of this series is yet, i have a few ideas so hopefully i can figure it out and the next part will be up soon! I hope you like it :)
“Ash why are you still up?” You yawned. “You need to be up early.”
Ever since you found out you were having a boy Ashton had been trying to think of the perfect name. You agreed since he had wanted a boy so badly he could pick the first name - as long as you agreed with it - and you would pick the middle name. Since they were so busy during the day, being on tour and all. That left him to do his research at night. He’d even tweeted asking the fans for suggestions.
“Names.” Ashton mumbled.
“Babe we have months before we need to have a name picked out. You have hours before you need to be up for an interview though.” You chuckled lightly brushing a curl out of his face.
“I know, i just feel like i’m never going to find one i like.” Ash sighed. “I don’t want it to be a common name but i also don’t want it too out there.”
“I know you’ve told me.” You smiled. “I’m sure you’ll find one that’ll just click eventually but right now sleep is more important.”
“Alright.” He whispered.
Closing his laptop he placed it on the nightstand next to him. Wiggling over you laid your head on his arm as he laid down. The room was finally fully dark and you were glad to finally be able to sleep. All you wanted to do was cuddle. That was until you saw another light come on. Knowing full well it was from his phone.
“Ash…” You grumbled.
“I’m just checking Twitter!” He defended.
“I’m tired!” You whined.
“Five minutes please?” He begged giving you puppy eyes.
“You’re literally worse than a child.” You sighed rolling onto your side the best you could.
“I love you.” He cooed kissing your cheek.
“I love you too,” you smiled.
Somehow you had actually managed to get into a comfortable position. The light wasn’t in your eyes and your back didn’t hurt too badly. Baby boy Irwin wasn’t kicking you and you were excited to have a good nights sleep for once. Hotel beds were never the most comfortable things; especially for a pregnant woman.
Again that didn’t last very long.
You were almost all the way asleep until Ashton shook your shoulder waking you back up.
“[Y/N]!” He practically squealed.
“What?” You murmured into the pillow.
“I’ve found the perfect name!” He said.
“Well?” You mused waiting for him to tell you.
“Finn.” Ashton said.
Opening your eyes you let yourself adjust to the darkness of the room. Finn. It was a cute name and definitely suited the different but not fairly uncommon name category Ashton was going for.
“I like it.” You smiled turning to face him. “It’s… Different.”
“Mm,” he hummed pecking your lips. “We’ve found a winner.”
Ashton placed his hand on your stomach. Rubbing little circles here and there. A small smile was etched onto his lips as he let the name sink in. Suddenly you felt Finn kick where Ashton’s hand was and you let out a sigh but couldn’t help but smile.
You weren’t going to get the great night’s sleep you had hoped for but you were okay with that.
“Goodnight Finn.” Ashton whispered. “Goodnight [Y/N].”
“Rhyming?” Michael asked.
“No, too cheesy.” You made a face shaking your head.
“Do you have a specific letter you want to use?” Michael laughed.
“I don’t know if i want both starting with the same letter or not.” You said.
“Aw no! [Y/N] come on that would be so cute!” He whined. “Please can we use the same letter?”
Coming real close to your face Michael nudged your cheek with his nose. Giving you the best puppy eyes he could. He let out little whimpers jokingly begging to use the same letter. You guys had been looking online and at baby name books for weeks.
Nothing seemed to strike your fancy.
“Fine.” You sighed giving in. “Hand me another book.”
You never had specific names you wanted to name your future children. Even as a child you were always changing your mind. Now that you were having twins - one of each no less - you had no idea what you wanted their names to be.
At first Michael suggested using both yours and Michael’s middle names as their first names and all though you were alright with naming your little boy Gordon you didn’t really want your daughter to have your middle name as her first. So that idea was quickly out the window.
“Look through the L’s.” You murmured chewing on your bottom lip.
“L’s could be cute but i’m not naming my son Luke.” Michael said.
“Don’t worry we’re not naming him Luke.” You giggled. “Although i’m sure Luke would be stoked if we did.”
“Liam?” Michael asked.
“No.” You said.
Using your finger as a guide your eyes scanned the pages. Up and down, left to right over the columns of names. Flipping the page, that’s when you found a name you finally liked.
“Landon!” You beamed. “I like the name Landon.”
“That’s cute!” Michael agreed. “I think i’ve found a girl name you’ll like too. I think it’s pretty.”
“Tell me!” You smiled.
“Lila, i was thinking Lily at first but i think Lila is prettier. Also more unique.” He said.
“Lila and Landon - I love it.” Clapping your hands excitedly you laughed. “This is so exciting!”
“Have you guys picked out a name yet?” Ashton asked.
“No.” Luke said.
“Haven’t really even looked at names yet.” You added. “We just don’t feel the need to hurry and pick a name.”
“Any ideas at all though? I thought most girls thought of their kids names when they were young.” Ashton chuckled.
“I had a few but i don’t know if i want to use them or not.” You said.
“I agree there’s no rush you guys have a few more months.” Calum chimed in.
“Worst comes to worst you can call her Hemmo until you pick a name.” Michael snickered.
“You will not be calling my baby girl Hemmo.” Luke stated.
“I’m sorry, Hemmatron.”
“Michael.” Luke warned.
“Babe,” you giggled. “Relax.”
“I will not let these morons torture my daughter with my old nicknames.” He grumbled.
“And they won’t. By the time she gets here she’ll have a name.” You smiled lightly kissing his forehead.
“Is it on?” Luke yelled from the kitchen.
“Just about to start!” You yelled back.
There was a radio interview Ashton and Calum were at. When the boys didn’t do interviews as a whole they usually split up into groups of two. So this time is was Ash and Cal. Just because Luke and Mikey weren’t there didn’t mean they didn’t listen.
A couple of minutes into the interview the boys were asked about you and how everything was going.
“Any word on the name of the future Hemmings?” The interviewer asked.
“No actually they don’t have a name picked out yet we were just talking about this the other day.” Ashton said.
“Yeah they aren’t in a rush.” Calum said.
“Do you guys have any suggestions for them?” The guy laughed.
“Maybe Eva.” Ash hummed.
“That’s it!” Luke jumped up out of nowhere practically giving you a heart attack.
“What’s it?” You asked. “Eva? I don’t really like that na-”
“No, look.” He said handing you the phone.
Since Ashton mentioned you guys didn’t have a name fans took it to themselves to send in their ideas. You were reading through the tweet and a small smile appeared on your lips.
“Avia.” You mumbled. “It’s so unique i love it!”
“Well that was easier than i was expecting.” Luke chuckled kissing your belly. “You look like an Avia to me.”
“This is harder than i was expecting it to be.” Calum said.
“The hard part is agreeing on the name.” You said.
“There’s just so many to pick from. Literally books upon books, websites, i mean it’s crazy.” Cal groaned. “I just don’t want him to hate us for whatever name we pick.”
“Babe he’s not going to hate us for the name we pick. Even if it’s not a common name.” You chuckled.
“I want something strong but also sweet.” He said.
“Maybe we could name him after you.” You suggested. “I think your name is strong but sweet.”
“That’s a cute idea but i want him to be his own, Hood. I want him to feel special.” He said.
“That’s adorable Calum.” You cooed, tears welling in your eyes - because fucking hormones.
“Lets keep looking.” He chuckled going back to his phone to stalk more websites.
Nothing really seemed to spark your interest. There was a lot of names you liked and had momentarily considered but none you would go back to. They just didn’t seem to fit what you and Calum were looking for.
Of course the boys, family, and numerous fans had given you suggestions. Those names didn’t go unheard. But they just didn’t click with you.
“How about Brock?” Calum asked.
“No.” You shook your head.
Sighing Calum kept scrolling. His eyebrows were knitted together in concentration and you couldn’t help but watch him. His thumbs tapped away at the screen looking through the endless lists of names. The reflection of the screen lit up his brown eyes as they widened at a few but giving a small nod no before moving on.
“Have any suggestions peanut?” You giggled poking at your belly, receiving a kick from baby boy Hood.
“Yeah he says ‘nothing lame mum.’” Calum mocked.
“Very funny.” You rolled your eyes.
“Dylan?” He mumbled.
“Hm,” you paused. It was a name you had seen over and over but never really considered it.
“I say we pick Dylan.” He said more confidently.
“I agree,” you smiled. “Dylan Hood. It’s got a little ring to it.”
“So it’s settled Dylan it is!” He cheered giving you a big hug.