Boy name thoughts
I posted a couple weeks ago, asking for thoughts on a few girl names, and I thought I'd do the same for boy names. Like I said in the other thread, I'm not pregnant yet but am TTC. We have a son named Solomon and a daughter named Mabel. Here are a few I've been thinking about:
Edmund - It's been a long time favorite of mine. My combos are either Edmund Grant or Edmund Pierce, though I'm not sure either of them is really wowing me. My husband has loved the nn Ned for a very long time, and while I am coming around to the nn, I'm still not 100% sold. We don't call Solomon a nn, though we do occasionally call Mabel "Mabs".
Walter - DH is kind of iffy on this one, but I adore Walter. I go back and forth on the name, though. Does it sound too nerdy or weak? Our sons are going to go through a serious "nerd" phase anyway b/c they're destined to be tall and very skinny (DH is tall, and we're both very skinny), so would wearing a name like this make it even worse? Perhaps he could go by the cool "Walt" during those tough years? My combos here are either Walter Morgan (Morgan is a family surname) or Walter Lawrence (two of my grandpas' names).
Locke - I really like the combo Locke Wilder, but I worry that it doesn't fit at all with Solomon and Mabel and the vintage feel they have and also with Locke only having one syllable - though I do like Lochlan Wilder, too. I think mostly I have a serious weak spot for Wilder in the middle name spot (don't know if I'm brave enough to use it as a FN), and Lock & Lochlan are my favorite names I've found to pair it with, though I am open to other suggestions.
Thank you in advance for your feedback!
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 10:30pm