Boy boy boy girl... BOY
We just found out that our fifth and final child will be a boy. One of the first comments my husband made was that we'll have a hard time finding a name, and it's been true. Our rule for the first four was that I didn't want to repeat and initial letters because I like being able to make things with just D, M, B, T, O, A, but that eliminates a lot of the names left in our style!
Kids names so far: Benjamin Samuel (Ben/Benji), Timothy Daniel (Tim/Timmy), Oliver Nathaniel (Ollie), Amelia Eleanor (Milly).
12 years after we started having kids we've now got dozens of cousins (and two more due earlier in 2018 than we are, though neither really share our naming style) and friends with hundreds of kids worth of names, so I'm not expecting this kid to get something totally unique, but it is harder to get excited about something when you already have someone in mind when you think that name. Especially when that someone has the same last name as you. (Like there is already a James on my side and my husband's side in this generation... we might have used it for Timmy but it got used 6 weeks before I delivered, with my husband's middle name as the middle name, and our same last name)
I'm a big fan of cutesy family nick names and more traditional given names. Names that I like the given names but not the nicknames: Simon, Vincent... Names that I like the nickname but not the traditional name: Leo (Leonard? Leonardo? Leopold? :/ ) Nico (Nicholas? Nicodemas? :/ ) My husband's favorite name right now is probably Calvin, which I'm not sold on. We both kind of like Elliot/Elliott but it bothers me that society hasn't settled on a single spelling so he'd always have to specify.
What direction should we be looking in?
Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:08pm