Baby Number 3
We are expecting our third child in October - we will find out in May if we're having a boy or girl, but I like to have names picked out before then so that we can immediately start calling him/her by name. We currently have a 3yo daughter and a 1yo son:
Lily Elizabeth @llen
Reed Patrick @llen
Our current picks for child #3 are:
Family reactions to our picks have been ... interesting. Everyone is too well-mannered to say anything negative (which I appreciate), but the overwhelming "oh" response isn't all that great either. What do you guys think? Are these names too far afield from our first two?
Beatrix is a memorial name for a beloved relative who passed a couple of years ago. Clare is for grand and great-grand mothers. Iris follows our four-letter botanical theme (I would actually prefer Iris Beatrix, but evidently Lily was the only botanical name my husband likes for girls).
Hawthorne is botanical (although spelled like the surname which is also in my family tree). Davis is for my grandfather. Bram is the fore-runner - short, literary references, not overly common (learned from experience in naming my daughter). I have been surprised by the common reaction to Bram - people don't think of it as being a name!
Which of our finalists would you pick? Are we missing any obvious names that would fit in our sibset? (short, botanical, surname).
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 9:21pm