Starting the debate for number three!
Ok, so no positive test yet, but we're starting to talk names in prep (as this is going to be a long debate--we ended up taking forever with our daughter this last time).
We have Alex@nder J@mes (X@nder) and Ev@ngeline K@thryn (Ev!e) currently. All were family names. There are a lot of family names we cannot use, so just be prepped that I might have to shoot down suggestions that would normally be an awesome fit simply because someone else is currently named that. Last name is Sh@ffer.
He came up with just one name he liked for a boy and one for a girl: Stephen/Steven and Erin/Aryn/Aeryn. In the (recent) past he has like Maximus, Octavian, Augustus, Cassandra, Angelique, and Cassiopeia (I can't stand any of those).
I sent him my list, and this is what is left after he vetoed names I suggested:
Boys: Patrick, Matthew/Matthias, Benjamin, Samuel, Nathaniel (middles only--family names): Stephen (I moved this to a middle only), Richard, Theodore (he moved this to a middle only)
Girls: Anneliese, Lydia, Caroline, Madeleine, Isadora (middles only): Elisabeth/Elspeth, Gabrielle(a)
Names that he vetoed (that I love!): Zachariah, Oliver, Edward, Jameson/Jamison, Margaret, Olivia, Linnea, Eleanor, Leanora, Cecelia
Nathaniel is almost the same as my cousin, Nathan who goes by Nate. I would want to use Thane or Tate for a nickname (not fond of Nate or Nat). Is it too close to Nathan? Does Thane with the Sha-- last name sound too much like a lisp?
Patrick and Benjamin -- Initial difficulties: PS and BS.
Anneliese would give two kids the same initials, leaving one odd man out. While I would like to have more children, we are approaching 40, so who knows if we actually could/would have a fourth.
Lydia seems so short in length when put with the other two. Plus the only nickname I could think of would be Lyd. Which seems weird when we chose the other two because they would have a formal name and many choices of nicknames.
I'm really bummed that Margaret and Leanora were vetoed. Those are my two favorites. I love the idea of a Maisie/Maggie or a Lea/Nora. Oh well. Once he decided he doesn't like a name, that's it for him.
Thoughts on combos? Other suggestions I could make for him to veto? ;-)
Fri, 07/13/2012 - 3:24am