Boy and Girl Name Help for Helena's Sibling - can't commit to any on the shortlist and due in 5 weeks!
Hi All. First time posting. I am due in 5 weeks with our second child (gender a surprise!) Our first time around we were set on a boy and girl name, but this time we are struggling. Our style is mostly names that have been used for a long time but aren't overly popular and that have nickname potential in case the child doesn't like the full given name. We try to consider honoring a family member when possible. We also would like one of the names (first or middle) to be a saint name/religious in nature as we are practicing Roman Catholics. Our daughter's name is Helena Ruth and our last name is two syllables - first syllable is Tim last syllable is check. Our ideas:
Annalise (Anna, Elise) - husband's favorite, I am undecided but like the Anna portion
Beatrice (Bea) - husband liked this best before Annalise was discussed, my concern is pronunciation
Camilla (Cammie, Cam, Millie) - husband not sold, I like this one and the nickname options
Isabelle (Izzy, Isa) - both of us feel it is too popular, but it is a family name (grandmother and great-grandmother)
Middle Names Discussed: Clare (my mother's middle), Kathleen (my godmother), Katherine (godmother hates her name so thought this may work?)
Augustus (Augie, Gus) - I think this one is my husband's favorite
Alexander (Alec, Xan, Xander) - both of us have always liked this one but worried about popularity, especially where we live
Edmund James/Jerome (Ned, EJ) - husband hates Ned as a nickname due to the Simpsons (I love it but more due to Game of Thrones, old fashioned nickname - Simpsons is not my first association)
Theodore (Theo, Teddy) - was our original chosen name last pregnancy but we are worried about how popular it has gotten since, especially where we live, also grandparents hate and only think of Alvin and the Chipmunks
Veteoed names by husband: Julian, Alden (too close to Aidan)
Middle Names Discussed: James (husband's middle), William (brother-in-law's middle), Jerome (my father), Edwin (father-in-law's middle)
So what do you all think? Any that stand out to you? Any nickname ideas we are missing? Any other names we should be considering? Starting to worry about how to tell delivery nurse we haven't picked a name when this baby arrives! Thank you all for your help in advance!
Wed, 07/26/2017 - 5:40pm