Having Trouble With Baby Boy Name In Current Climate
This is kind of an existential issue. We found out we're having a boy, and are having a lot of trouble.
His big sister has an awesome name. The first name manages to resonate with my Ashkenazi background while being common, but not too, internationally and outside that community. Her middle name honors a recently deceased and dear family member. To me, her name is meaningful and resonates with female power and dignity.
I've been trying to think of male names that have similar resonance and am coming up totally empty. I think the problem for me is the current environment, or rather the current openness about the longstanding environment, a.k.a oppressive patriarchy. Arg.
I want to raise my son as a feminist. But what to name him? I posted a while ago seeking lilting, feminine-sounding boy names. That might be the way we go for the first name. But we'd love to find a good honor name for the middle. We're out of family honor names, at least ones we want to use.
Any thoughts or advice? Perhaps we should look into names of historical women we admire for the middle?
Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:58pm