We saw last week that our little one has a heart beat so I'm thinking it's safe to post about names. Our last name is Tys0n and our other kids are Paul, Clare, Mark, Katharine, and James. Katharine goes by her full name as well as Kat (in the family). James also uses his full name but is occasionally Jay. If this baby is a boy he'll be Andrew Lawrence.
If it's a girl we have a list of contenders. Mary is my current top pick. It bothers me a bit how visually close to Mark it is and that we are repeating an initial but it would mean a lot personally for me to use Mary. The one thing I'm not certain of is if we want to simply call her Mary or if we want to call her my her first and middle. If we went with the double barrel option we'd use Mary Grace. Hubby doesn't love Mary as he finds it a bit plain but he could come around.
Hubby's top choice is Lucy Caroline. I like that Lucy is a good saint name though it's never been a top choice. I do like that it means "light". With the baby due on Easter Sunday it seems particularly appropriate.
Other names that I and dh like (though I probably like these all a bit more than he does): Sarah, Grace, Theresa, and Caroline. I think Sarah is beautiful but have a hard time getting excited about it. It has been on my short list with many of my pregnancies. Long time readers know that I use to adore Theresa. I'd say my passion has waned some and that dh really only likes it with Tess and I just don't really love Tess with our last name. Caroline briefly felt like the one but I think I'd feel constrained to a C/K theme if we were blessed with a fourth daughter. And even in thinking about the name I found myself blending it with my oldest daughter's name and creating Claroline.
I would love to hear everyone's thoughts.
Wed, 09/04/2013 - 1:45pm