I enjoy reading baby name blogs--especially You Can't Call it It. (Have you discovered Elisabeth yet? She's a baby-naming genius.)
After the announcement of Victoria and David Beckham's new baby girl Harper Seven, Elisabeth shared this post about the new number name trend.
Immediately, I thought of this book I had as a child The family Minus's summer house by Fernando Krahn.
It's not a book that I particularly liked, but the names of the Minus children always fascinated me.
Do you see why? The children all have made-up number names! Firsterix, Secondus, Thirdly, Fourthem, Fifthmore, Sixus, Sevenor, and Eightah!
I remember staring at that list for the longest time. I think Eightah is my favorite.
It also brought to mind another childhood favorite (this one I loved) Septimus Bean and His Amazing Machine by Janet Quin-Harkin.
Septimus is the male version of seven, but still. It goes, right?
What about you? Do you, your children, or anyone you know have a number name?