Brother to Adeline and Eleanor
I'm currently 5 months pregnant with our third baby, a little boy. Our two daughters are Adeline Catherine and Eleanor Jane, and our last name starts with a B and ends in an "ee" sounds. Ever since I was pregnant with Adeline, our chosen boy name has been Henry. It's become quite a bit more popular in the last few years though, so I'm feeling less confident about it now. I also worry that it might be a little rhymy with our last name, since they both end in "ee" sounds. The other names we like also tend to be traditional but not common:
Theodore (but my husband noted that Ted B**ee sounds similar to Ted Bundy), Frederick, and Jasper are the three names that make both of our lists (in addition to Henry). I also like Oliver, Oscar, August, and Edward.
To me, Adeline, Eleanor, and Henry sound like siblings and I think I just need reassurance that this baby really is a Henry. I also need help with a middle name though. Both of our girls have names with some family meaning, so I'd like to keep that tradition but we don't have many names to choose from. The only two are really Theodore and Graham. Henry Theodore B**ee? (I like) Henry Graham B**ee? (I like less, but is more meaningful) Any other suggestions? I'm not above picking a random middle name and "finding" a meaning for it :-)
Thanks so much for your help, everyone!
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 1:17pm