Her parents love their little calendar girl

Published April 17, 1995|Updated Oct. 3, 2005

It took Richard and Lorine June three times before finally deciding to go for it.

Their first daughter, now 5, is named Nicole.

Their second, now 3, is named Brooke.

On March 12, they welcomed a third baby girl into their household.

Her name is April May June.

"After a while, you just think it would be special," Mrs. June said. "April's a pretty name _ and not everybody's going to call her April May June."

The idea first occurred to them when Nicole was born. She recounted that her husband said, "Wouldn't that be funny?"

"And I said, "No, we better not do that,' " she recalled. By the time their third child was due, the name issue had become a real stumbling block.

"It gets harder to think of names as you go on," Mrs. June said.

Most people she has come in contact with so far seem to think April's name was a nice idea. "All the girls in (her pediatrician's) office, they just think that it's super," Mrs. June said.

The reaction from her family has been a little more mixed, though. "They think it's cute," she said, chuckling. "My father said, "No, you're not going to do that.' "

Mrs. June's father-in-law, Ralph June, said a granddaughter named April May was inevitable. "With a name like June, it was bound to happen sooner or later.

"I was the last of (the Junes) for a long time," he said. "Then I had four sons."

Mrs. June said she hopes April will grow into her unusual name.

"It'll be noticeable throughout her life," she said. "But maybe she'll grow up to be a designer. Can't you imagine? "Spring Fashions _ by April May June.' "