(149 Posts)

Olivia is it true you're pregnant?

Tee2072 Wed 17-Jul-13 19:15:19

You should never ask someone that. It's very rude.


gillywillywoo Wed 17-Jul-13 19:16:00


She is tough. She just told us all?

Yes she is!
<inside info>

Awww. That's lovely.

RoooneyMara Wed 17-Jul-13 19:24:50

Hurrah! flowers

She's my favourite. and Helen grin

That is super super news Olivia, how lovely.

AtYourCervix Wed 17-Jul-13 19:25:35



Congrats, Olivia. Now, can we pick the name? <makes list>

Tee2072 Wed 17-Jul-13 19:27:25

Well then why are you asking if she told you?

Perhaps she would have liked to spread the news herself?

RoooneyMara Wed 17-Jul-13 19:28:24

Tee she just posted it on another thread. I don't think, well I hope it's not a secret.

I have seen her say so on a Site stuff thread I think.

What Tee said.

Ugh my SIL does this kinda thing.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 17-Jul-13 19:33:34

Congratulations Olivia flowers.

Tee2072 Wed 17-Jul-13 19:33:56

Then I repeat my question...why ask if you know?

And if you know, you don't share unless expressly told you can.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 17-Jul-13 19:35:41

Come on Tee, not nice for Olivia to read.
I'd no idea she was pregnant, but if she's already said on MN it's not a secret.

marriedinwhiteagain Wed 17-Jul-13 19:37:57

Ooh Caspar, Jaidon, Ophelia, Britney?

Tee2072 Wed 17-Jul-13 19:38:36

That's not the point LBE.

But I'll leave it now and just quietly dispair the end if etiquette in the world.

Which I have been despairing over for years, not just on MN.

Hello blush
And thank you all both for congrats and concern about privacy etc.
Yes I am indeed Officially Off The Gin (god help the trolls grin)
Am 16 weeks.

And yes also more than happy for a baby name thread - need all the help in that department I can get

HoneyDragon Wed 17-Jul-13 19:49:47

Wow, I see you finally listened to my comments that you were due some more maternity leave grin

Congratulations to you and yours thanks

marriedinwhiteagain Wed 17-Jul-13 19:50:00

Well my dd (5th pg) was the only one who got to term. High risk pg, lovely obstetrician. >>whispers<< he said "my dear girl, if a gin in the evening makes you feel more relaxed, there's no harm at all in having one". And there wasn't - 41.5 weeks, shot out like a bullet, bright pink and screaming.

TheHuffAndPuffALot Wed 17-Jul-13 19:51:13

Best sell my shares in gin now then.

Congrats Olivia, lovely news.

mrsdinklage Wed 17-Jul-13 19:51:58

Aw - just in time for Christmas - oh dear - not good for names

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 19:52:04

Oh, what lovely news!

We'll start a gin fund for wetting the baby's head after it arrives, don't worry.

ClaraOswald Wed 17-Jul-13 19:54:43

I'll send a jar of Nutella and some breadsticks.

I'm sure you miss my old name.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 17-Jul-13 20:00:18

Olivia, have you told them EVERYTHING? <deliberately norty>

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 17-Jul-13 20:01:08

If it's a boy it's got to be Tyler hasn't it?

mrsdinklage Wed 17-Jul-13 20:02:10

Oh is it twins ?

How exciting! Congratulations Olivia, hope you have a lovely pregnancy flowers

ClaraOswald Wed 17-Jul-13 20:04:11

It's twins isn't it?


Congrats Olivia. Cup of brew ? not quite the same as gin

Somethingyesterday Wed 17-Jul-13 20:09:11


You'll have so much time to listen to TA! smile

marriedinwhiteagain Wed 17-Jul-13 20:10:01

what you mean selective sexing helen and the elective C Section already booked.

mrsdinklage Wed 17-Jul-13 20:11:27

Holly and Ollie

hmm I'm not very good at this bit grin

ImNotBloody14 Wed 17-Jul-13 20:17:39

Another one a bit confused about starting a thread to ask a question you already know the answer to confused

crazynanna Wed 17-Jul-13 20:24:57

Olivia told me personally last Friday on a thread <smugly smug>


Olivia, have you told them EVERYTHING? <deliberately norty>

No boss.
I am DOUBLY off the gin cos yes, it is twins (hence name help much needed!) gringrin

ClaraOswald Wed 17-Jul-13 20:26:47

Double congrats then.

crazynanna Wed 17-Jul-13 20:28:10

Twins! How lovely smile

HoneyDragon Wed 17-Jul-13 20:29:21

Carrie and Justine?

TWinklyLittleStar Wed 17-Jul-13 20:30:10

Oooh Olivia how lovely, congratulations flowers

My best friends have twins, stockpile the gin wink

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 17-Jul-13 20:31:57

Twins grin
How lovely.

Twirlyhot Wed 17-Jul-13 20:33:38


How about Soupy? It's unisex <helpful>

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 21:02:54


I call troll grin

crazynanna Wed 17-Jul-13 21:05:51


AtYourCervix Wed 17-Jul-13 21:09:00

2!!! Even better. Lovely smile and more [cake]

John and George.

RippingYarns Wed 17-Jul-13 21:11:38

twins grin

congrats, that's bloody lovely news

<knits matching matinee jackets and tiny bootees>

Sconset Wed 17-Jul-13 21:13:30

arf at 'Carrie and Justine'!

Lovely news, Congratulations x 2.
I shall drink your share of gin, cos I'm nice like that.

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Wed 17-Jul-13 21:19:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Angus I thought that said a gin for each baby. blush

Congratulations Olivia.

RippingYarns Wed 17-Jul-13 21:53:03

Tyler and Charmaine

obvs grin

TheDeadlyDonkey Wed 17-Jul-13 21:56:12

Congratulations thanks
Lovely news smile

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Wed 17-Jul-13 22:07:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CatsAndTheirPizza Wed 17-Jul-13 22:31:22

Congratulations! One gin will do half as much damage between the two of them then grin

Catmint Wed 17-Jul-13 22:39:34


cocolepew Wed 17-Jul-13 22:43:31

Congratulations!! you're my favourite too

I'll suggest Alfa and Romero for the names.

Congratulations! grin

Gin and tonic?
Benson & hedges
Iggle & piggle
Ronnie and reggie
Bill & Ben
Eric & ernie
Simon & garfunkel
Chaz & Dave

I could go on.....

YoniRanger Wed 17-Jul-13 22:55:44

Double congratulations! grin

marriedinwhiteagain Wed 17-Jul-13 23:18:03

Congrats - you need double gin. My GP once said when one of the dc was kicking off in the surgery - "ooh, have you had a drink at 4pm yet to get you through till bedtime; it was the only way I coped with the unhappy hours". Honest - she did.

HoneyDragon Wed 17-Jul-13 23:30:15

Got it, perfect names

KeithCalm and CarrieOn

MacaYoniandCheese Wed 17-Jul-13 23:35:13

Tarquin and Tabitha, obviously. Congrats!

Thumbwitch Thu 18-Jul-13 00:54:38

Gordon and Sapphire if one of each. That should cover it! grin

Congratulations, Olivia and... well. Good luck, because my Mum had twins after me and they were hard work. Might as well prepare for that now wink

Awwwwww that's fabulous news! flowers

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Thu 18-Jul-13 01:23:24

Olivia! Twins! How utterly terrifying lovely!

I'm so pleased for you, congratulations from the other side of the world.

RoooneyMara Thu 18-Jul-13 07:23:54

Oh my Goodness!!!!!!!

That is truly AWESOME flowersflowers

How are you feeling? I hope you are doing alright.

Groovee Thu 18-Jul-13 07:27:43

Congratulations x

SoupDragon Thu 18-Jul-13 07:30:08



Notafoodbabyanymore Thu 18-Jul-13 07:37:50

Congratulations! T-rex and Pombear! grin

SoupDragon Thu 18-Jul-13 10:15:35

You could go "alternative" and have Bombay and Sapphire. And, just in case there's a third hiding in there, Gordon.

outingmyselfprobably Thu 18-Jul-13 10:25:41

This being booze free for 9 months is what puts me off getting up duffed.

BoreOfWhabylon Thu 18-Jul-13 10:26:13

Ooh! Massive congratulations, Olivia!

Names should be obvious, I would have thought - any permutation of:

Tiger and Pusscat
Matt and Lilian
Deevid and Rooooooth
Clarrie and Eddie
Brendurrr and Tom
Tom and Kirstie
Helen and Donor
Roy and Hayley
Ed and Emmurr


outingmyselfprobably Thu 18-Jul-13 10:26:40

BUT, this might help

BoreOfWhabylon Thu 18-Jul-13 10:32:03

Shula and Kenton!

MmeLindor Thu 18-Jul-13 10:57:36

ooooooooooh, how FABULOUS

We will all have to be very naice and not cause trouble that will have you heading for the gin ice cream

Lindor could be a cool name for a boy.

Congratulations grinthanks

BoreOfWhabylon Thu 18-Jul-13 11:03:29


magimedi Thu 18-Jul-13 20:07:18

Bombay & Sapphire.

Many congratulations!

nenevomito Thu 18-Jul-13 21:24:59

This is indeed brilliant news flowers

As for names it depends on which way you want to go. Tanqueray and Sapphire or Gordon and London.

I can't help with names other than that. I just read through the baby name book until I got to the first one that DH didn't hate. I almost killed him as it turns out he hates pretty much every name in existence.

EeyoreIsh Thu 18-Jul-13 21:35:23

Ah congratulations flowers

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Sun 28-Jul-13 15:45:38

Awww, congratulations Olivia.

I vote for Sam and Josh

Or Abbey and Zoe

Or interchange as appropriate.

Quetzalcoatlus Sun 28-Jul-13 15:48:25

Merlot and Sancerre.


Ebb and Flo.

Fantastic! I actually have tears in my eyes that someone I know on the intrnet is pregnant. Hug congratulations, and we'll all lay off the deletable comments for a bit as we know how tiring work can be when you're pregnant!


Quetzalcoatlus Sun 28-Jul-13 15:49:29

Oh and congrats and all that. smile

My family member is expecting twins too <excited>

Maryz Sun 28-Jul-13 16:09:10

Ooooh, squeeeeee, I missed this.

Mary is a nice name. Very unusual you know grin

Not George though.

AlwaysOneMissing Sun 28-Jul-13 16:22:35

Oh what lovely news - Congratulations!!

Goooooooooooooooooooooood Sun 28-Jul-13 16:26:37

How about Juniper and Berry

<<totally serious>>

grinblush again.

Are any of the name suggestions taking your fancy? grin

thecatfromjapan Sun 28-Jul-13 16:28:06


lol at Tiger and Pusscat.

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Sun 28-Jul-13 16:28:23

Sorry, Olivia. I resurrected the thread and embarrassed you blush. I just noticed your user name on the termination thread and it didn't seem quite the place for congratulations.


Are any of the name suggestions taking your fancy? grin

Not as yet but still feels far too early
Am humming and hawwing about buying extra babygros too.

I have ishoos with clothes purchasing for my DS. He's 18months. I have got his 2-3 wardrobe in the spare double wardrobe. I have started his 3-4 clothing.blush I need therapy! This may explain why I need 2 full time jobs....

ChippingInHopHopHop Sun 28-Jul-13 19:35:50

I think Juniper & Berry is a perfect combination grin

You can't have too many babygrows they're far too cute

Are you going to find out what combo you are in for?? ... and if you do, are you telling?

2 names I can think about, 4 is a struggle grin Mind you, 'Chip' is lovely for either a boy or a girl... just sayin.

JimminyBillyBob Mon 29-Jul-13 08:35:24

Congratulations Congratulations - how exciting grin
Are Humming and Hawwing in the mix too?

I hear Tyler can be used for a boy or girl. Just sayin' wink

ClairesTravellingCircus Mon 29-Jul-13 11:32:18

Congratulations Olivia! I have 17 month old twins.. It is...ahem, fun!gringrin is this a bad time to tell yoj that I haven't slept in... Oh wait, /7 months?

ReindeerBollocks Mon 29-Jul-13 11:35:51

Aww many flowers for you Olivia. Two babies how lovely.

You'll have double the new baby smell, and cuddles and night feeds and nappy changes

MrsWembley Tue 30-Jul-13 23:21:58

Just found out! Well done, congratulations and all that!

I assume we're choosing the name...

JollyHolidayGiant Tue 30-Jul-13 23:32:26

We could make suggestions, HQ could shortlist and we could all vote? Would make things terrifying easier for you, Olivia ?

Congratulations smile

Goooooooooooooooooooooood Wed 31-Jul-13 01:18:18

MrsWembley. Too late, we already have chosen the names. smile they are going to be called Juniper and Berry but its still a secret so don't tell anyone especially OliviaIsOffTheGin

LuisSuarezTeeth Wed 31-Jul-13 03:44:07

Lovely news, congratulations Olivia! smile

Aaaaaw congratulations! A friend of mine has twin boys and she said it was harder work being pregnant with them than having them as long as you're organised smile and stock pile gin flowers

I saw this DM photo today and immediately thought of OliviaMN. shock

mrsdinklage Wed 31-Jul-13 18:29:45

Sparkling - Olivia might delete you for that grin

Do you think? I thought she might like something to look forward to bump-wise. grin

Oh dear god

What a brilliant bump though Olivia. grin Different!

MooseBeTimeForSpring Wed 31-Jul-13 19:30:22

How about Ice and Aslice? grin

GlitzPig Wed 31-Jul-13 20:02:25

Congratulations, Olivia! Nominating Josh and Sam or Claudia Jean and Zoe grin

Quetzalcoatlus Wed 31-Jul-13 20:08:32

Delete her, Olivia. That's just below the belt, that is.

Goooooooooooooooooooooood Wed 31-Jul-13 20:49:00

It's below the belt, above the belt and generally beyond the belt. hmm

what is this belt of which you speak?!?

There ain't no belts going round that bump Olivia. grin

ClaraOswald Wed 31-Jul-13 22:31:19

Anyone planning on sending her a pair of clown trousers and braces?


mrsdinklage Wed 31-Jul-13 22:32:10

Olivia - I suggest you go ask the camping girls which tents are in fashion at the moment grin

I was that pregnant with just one baby. Olivia will be worse.....

Buy some fitflops...they were the only things that fitted by the end! (11lb 4oz babies)

mrsdinklage Wed 31-Jul-13 22:50:42

Scone I'm sure that's cheered Olivia up
Better get an XXXL tent then

A 5m bell tent should do it....

With an awning....

grin wink

PollyPlummer Thu 01-Aug-13 08:48:33

Gosh that bumps quite small. Mine went over my knees when I sat down. grin
I had to borrow my Dad's t shirts because maternity ypos didn't fit me.

Tee2072 Thu 01-Aug-13 08:53:46

Y'all are less than reassuring!

NetworkGuy Thu 01-Aug-13 15:29:01


GigiDarcy Thu 01-Aug-13 15:35:52

How exciting, congratulations! thanks and brew offered.

ParsingFancy Thu 01-Aug-13 15:41:48

Ooh, congrats!

thanksthanks and a nice brew to keep you going.

HenriettaPye Thu 01-Aug-13 15:53:56

Name suggestions-

Ollie/Mollie (cos we know how much mnetters love names spelt 'wrong')




Coconutty Thu 01-Aug-13 17:52:30

Congratulations, can't wait to join the baby names thread.

Maryz Thu 01-Aug-13 19:03:07

Henrietta, those names aren't alike enough for twins, who we all know aren't really two people at all.

So you need:

George/Georgina (get the theme?)
Jaidon/Jayden (if you want to be more modern)


Any combination of Molly/Milly/Millie/Elyssa/Alyssa/Alicia/Ellie/Elle/Ella/Emma/Amy/Amie/Izzy/Issie etc, etc. You could go on forever, but do make sure that at least one of them is pronounced incorrectly and the other spelled incorrectly.

PollyPlummer Thu 01-Aug-13 19:09:20

How about Mitt and Moo ?

LuisSuarezTeeth Fri 02-Aug-13 20:32:52

grin Polly

LuisSuarezTeeth Fri 02-Aug-13 20:33:29

Richard and Judy

Victor / Victoria
Matching names and named after a Julie Andrews film. What more could you want?

Congratulations by the way smile flowers

MonsterBookOfTyRexs Fri 02-Aug-13 20:55:16

Aww, wow and congrats.
I am going to suggest Monster and Ty. grin

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 05-Aug-13 13:22:51

You could just use Morgan. Suitable for boys or girls and you only need remember one name!

Trills Mon 05-Aug-13 18:58:56

Who can remember what happened last time Olivia was on maternity leave...?

Kveta Mon 05-Aug-13 19:01:05

Oooooh!!! Congratulations Olivia! What fantastic news! (Remember your local LLL are around if you need support in the early days;))

Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy!

Hassled Mon 05-Aug-13 19:05:38

I have THE names for you Olivia (and many, many congratulations). I give you:

Sam Seabourne and Claudia Jean.

Maryz Mon 05-Aug-13 21:09:31

I remember trills hmm

And she had better not disappear too soon. There will be Christmas AIBUs in a few weeks.

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Mon 05-Aug-13 21:17:21

What happened last time <mind like a sieve>

RocknRollNerd Fri 09-Aug-13 18:38:23

I didn't know that it was TWINS! Congratulations!

If you don't call them Huck and Molly will you at least get Mr Olivia to do the cute 'one two' with his fingers when you have them grin.

Pascha Fri 09-Aug-13 18:40:35

Do I recall a tale of ridiculously speedy labour last time?


I didn't know that it was TWINS! Congratulations!

If you don't call them Huck and Molly will you at least get Mr Olivia to do the cute 'one two' with his fingers when you have them grin.

MrOlivia is well up for Huck and Molly
And yy Pascha ridiculously quick labour at home last time yes blush
20 week scan was today grin it's going so quickly!

katydid02 Mon 12-Aug-13 09:27:31

Holly and Ivy
or Noel and Rudolf.

CJCregg Wed 14-Aug-13 18:04:17


Huck and Molly. Or Claudia and Jean.

That's it.

From the desk of the Vice President.


And congratulations flowers



Huck and Molly. Or Claudia and Jean.

That's it.

From the desk of the Vice President.


And congratulations flowers

Asks Debbie Fiderer to add to The Official Shortlist grin

CJCregg Wed 14-Aug-13 18:35:32

Olivia - you haven't quite understood (do keep up):

That is the Official Shortlist.

From the desk of the Vice President.

<considers putting this at the bottom of all posts>

<takes Fiderer out for a large brandy>

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Wed 14-Aug-13 19:05:24

Omg 20 weeks!! Twins. Congratulations and envy I think flowers brew

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