When RJ and I had our son, we were certain, CERTAIN that we were going to have a girl, so we had all girl names picked out.
Lo and behold, there was DS, at the ultrasound, happily flashing his package for all to see... so began the saga of trying to come up with a non-Biblical, Viking-sounding name that wouldn't get our son's butt kicked on the playground because it sounded weird.
RJ liked Hjalmar and Thorvald... I politely suggested Eirik. RJ was like "Eirik? C'mon... that's not very Viking at all..." At which point I showed him the Wiki article on Eirik Raude, more commonly known as Erik the Red.
And in an effort to keep with our tradition of having the number of letters in our first and middle names add up to 8, Eirik's middle name is Jon, a nod to both of his grandfathers
So for this time around, here are our choices:
For a girl: Skaði Ayn & Astrid Li
For a boy: Rorik Kai & Eitri Rós