November 6th, 2009
The mystery of the mismatched twins’ names may be solved at last.
I’ve been operating under the natural assumption that Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s twins were called Marion and Tabitha. Yet in an interview with Access Hollywood, Parker reveals that it was James who chose Marion, and that “he wanted it legal.” Voilá! The parents kowtowed to their sons’ request and one twin adopted a second name, only that second name was put in the first slot. Twins are called LORETTA and Tabitha (full names: Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick and Tabitha Hodge Broderick). Sweet story.
Many of you wrote in the comments that you found Marion and Tabitha an unnatural pairing. Do Loretta and Tabitha mesh better to you? I actually think the first pairing is more complementary, though I do love Loretta and the bubbling Southern twang fad.
So what say you readers? Is Loretta (v. Marion) a disappointment or a revelation? Have any of your children gotten involved with the process of naming their siblings?