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I just wanted to update everyone and let you know that we ended up choosing Milo James for the first and middle names of our sweet, manly, and not at all pet-like son. I really appreciate all the input on this thread. Thanks so much!
Thank you. Our little boy was born yesterday (12 days late!) and this is the exact problem my husband is having. He loves the name milo for a little boy, but doesn't think it fits for a grown man. Miles is not an option. Hopefully we'll be able to agree on something today. Now I am starting to stress a bit!
This reply makes me laugh. I want an honest opinion! Jonas has been ruined, for me at least, by the Jonas brothers. I would really like to meet this little guy though, as I think we will probably just know what fits, as we have with our other babies.
I have thought about Miles but it seems too formal to me. I do see how that could be beneficial when he is an adult, but I just can't choose a name that I don't really love.
It's funny, because I have two friends with boys named Milo, though they don't live nearby and they aren't close friends. So I guess it seems quite common to me. I suppose we just have similar taste. I agree with what people have said about Eli though, both about it being popular and being close to my other girls' names.
I love the name Elsa, it's beautiful. I have a Lucy and had the same reservations as you. My brother has a dog named Lucy, and it is definitely the most popular of our three girl's names. It wasn't even on our short list, but once we saw her we both though of the name Lucy, so that was that. I have only had positive comments on her name.
From your list I really love the names Sylvie, Lena, and Tess. Tess would probably be my top choice, though there is kind of the tragic connotation with Tess of the D'urbervilles. I'm not sure many people would make that connection though.
I love your kids' names, but I agree that your top choices are very similar. I like the name Micah too, but I understand the hangup about sharing the name with your friend's son. I love Jude.
Thanks for chiming in. I think part of my concern about Milo is that this older lady at our church who we are quite close with absolutely flipped when she heard we were thinking about Milo because "it's a dog's name!" I know it's silly to worry about that, but I was starting to wonder if Milo was kind of a terrible name. I know there's also the movie Milo and Otis, but I don't think many kids from my son's generation will be familiar with it.
I love the name Arlo too! I think everyone is right to caution me about changing at the last minute. I suppose we will just have to see what name fits when we meet him. I love all the suggestions though, my list is growing.
Oh I do like Asher and Jude too!