In the months going through the process I have wavered back and forth and of course I can't really make a decision until I see the children. The age that they are at time of placement also factors into the decision. I have this conversation with a good friend of mine who finally told me that she doesn't care what I decide to name them. As far as she is concerned my children (who I have yet to adopt) are affectionately called Kendi Pooh and Kendi Pooh 2.
I told her that Kendra and Kendall work for two girls or a boy and girl but not if I have two boys. She said, "No matter, they will still be Kendi Pooh and Kendi Pooh 2!" Other friends have picked up on this and they now call the kids The Kendi Poohs or Pooh 1 and Pooh 2. It's hilarious. I get at least three calls a day asking for status on the Kendi Poohs.
I have also found out that Kendi is an actual male name in Ethiopia (Tigran). If it comes down to it, that might solve my two boy name dilemma and please my friends greatly.
- Kendra - Knowledge and Understanding
- Kendall - Exalted
- Kende - The Loved One
To get information on Ethiopian names you might try Rebekkah's Ethiopian Name Site or AACASA's Ethiopian Name Site.