Deal-breaker names? Help!
I’m really struggling with what to name our 3rd. We‘re expecting a boy in a couple months. I want his name to fit the sib-set really well (James and Leah) Also, our last name is sometimes hard to combine with (pronounced Abe-lyn). I keep thinking that each name has a con “I would choose (blank) if it weren’t for (blank)”
1. I would choose Peter if it weren’t my brother‘s name. (We don’t live close, or see him often, but even though I love this name, it’s lost some unique-ness for this reason.)
2,3. I would choose Levi or Lukas if it weren’t for our daughter’s name, Leah
4. I would choose Reuben if it weren’t for our last name combo Reuben Abe-lyn. This is my husband‘s favorite, and he keeps hoping I’ll come around (the matchiness Doesn’t bother him). I love Reuben also—am I overthinking the combo? Maybe I’ll get used to it?
5. Titus has been on our short list, but I’m not sure how well it fits in the sib-set, or if it’s my very favorite.
Would any of these be deal breakers for you? I keep thinking the “perfect“ name is alluding me. My husband is not as picky, but we haven’t found anything else we like as much as these 4-5 names. We prefer biblical names, but would any other, non-biblical names sound ok in the sib-set? And not sound really off-base? Thanks for your thoughts!
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 3:16pm