Looking for some feedback and motivation!
Back on the name hunt after an almost 3 year hiatus... this time we know it's a boy, and I do have my previous list of contendors that didn't get used since we had a girl last time. I find myself feeling especially blah and almost lazy this time around. Probably because I'm chasing a toddler around, haha. Our daughter has a Scottish name (Maisie), and since I had really wanted either French or Celtic we are happy with her name. I'm less strict about that criteria this time since I've been through the French/Celtic lists a million times and had little luck for the boy side, even last time around. It's a preference, but definitely not a necessity.
Here's my original list from 2014:
My new additions:
The only name with a Celtic connection is Ivor, which I love the sound of but worry people might say "Eye-vore" instead of Iver. I don't like the Iver spelling because then it's no longer Celtic, which is the reason it's on the list. MacIvor is a known surname around these Scottish-influenced parts, so it might not be much of an issue locally. Both Elias and Everett, though not Celtic or French, were both names of great uncles on the French side of my family, so I have that connection. Felix, if we accent the E, has French usage but not origin. No links with Tobias, I just like the name and Toby is a great nickname. Marlow has a loose water/lake meaning which I like because our property is along a long river, and we're from a coastal area. I don't know if it's too feminine sounding with the rise in popularity of Harlow(e)?
Just looking for thoughts/suggestions/additions since I'm feeling so unenthused about picking a name, even though deep down it's important to me. Thank you!
P.S. Surname has an -in ending, and I really dislike rhyming names. Sadly, a lot of great names end with in/n :(
Wed, 05/31/2017 - 1:43pm