hi again dette!
d'artagnan was actually the FOURTH musketeer. he was the boy that joined them later on.
the 3 musketeers names are: athos, porthos & arimus. i didn't used to like any of these although as the yrs have worn on, they have grown on me. (i've had to say them quite a few times as ppl are always asking what the names of the other 3 were! smile ).
i really couldn't have done that to my boys, though. ...although maybe then hubby would realize we needed to have 1 more! wink
i'm sorry to all the teachers about the unusual names & spellings, but i'm afraid they weren't on my list of concerns when choosing names! (mind you we now have quite a few teachers/teachers aids in the family!). everyone has always said d'artagnan would have the most trouble learning to write his name (esp with the apostrophe), but he is now in grade one & is mastering it beautifully! he doesn't quite understand the concept of apostrophes, but knows that he has one and where it belongs in his name. we actually fiddled with the spelling of his name originally, but then decided since it was SUCH an unusual name that we'd give him the traditional spelling! ...most ppl still don't know how to spell it, but oh well!
i actually think szajann is going to have the most trouble, but really once he learns the "sz" it's pretty straight-forward from there.
i have actually heard of a few (2 or 3) "d'artagnan's" since naming him, but none in our local area.
i love the name "xander", but i'm afraid, not really a fan of alexander or alex myself. "xander" has actually made it to our lists of names!
thanks again for the questions!
3 boy bundles of joy under 6, qld