Expecting #1, Hubby and I have different viewpoints!


My husband and I are expecting our first child in just a couple of months.  My husband's name choices tend to be more classic in nature, though he is open to other ideas if they aren't too far out there.  The names he loves are Lincoln (Boy), Logan (Boy), and he hasn't brought up favorites for girls, but he has mentioned Christine and Anna in passing.  I don't mind his choices for boy names, but the girl names are not my favorite.  And I like the name Logan for a girl, which he simply can't understand - but how cute is the nickname "Lo" for a little girl?  We are also the youngest in our families and starting a family later than many of our friends so it feels there are quite a few names we can't use.   Some of the names we like but can't use are listed below.  Our last name is two syllables and starts with De.  I would love to hear some of your favorites.  I like strong names that aren't overly popular.  Thanks!
















January 2, 2018 9:36 PM

**he likes Christine Anna  - what about Krista or Anika, Anya, Anaya  instead, Leon, Lawson, Loen  instead of Lincoln, Logan

sorry I dont Logan for a girl

Rowan Bennett Jake Colton Calvin Everett Emmett  Nolan Nelson Roland Wilson Caelen Corbin Brayden Brody Brady Brennan Coen  Bryon Carson Carter Evan Bryson Todd Grant Dean Scott Gavin Owen Jamison Keegan Kian Jackson Griffin Zane Zaide Quinn Quinlan Kade Kaden Kane Parker  Elliott Riley Rhys Brandon Bronson Bryce Griffith Morgan Greyson Jett Brent Wyatt Kirby Tobias Jakobi Reuben Beau Jonty Micah Javani Mitchell Fletcher Keiran Tarik Ashton Heath Hunter Archer Kyle Brock Callum Chandler Connor Cooper Jared Harrison Jonah Jonas Rory Reagan Felix Finley Malachi Austin Josiah Miles Seth

 looks like you like names with a K in them - some others 

Kenzie  Katelyn  Kiah   Kayla  Kayley  Kaelyn Kenzi  Kendall  Kendra Kayden Kalista Kerith Kezia Keturah BiancaKira Kara Kiralee Kerilyn Anika  Brooklyn  Dakota  Danika  Kiana Kiara Kiena McKinlee Skyla Makenzie Skye  Makayla


January 4, 2018 7:23 AM

PLEASE not Logan for a girl!  And there are so many other ways you can get to nickname Lo!  Lorelei, Lolita, Lorraine, Lorena, Lourdes....

Speaking of LO.... names: how about Lowell for a boy?  Classy, classic, uncommon. Other boy names that sound like but are not on your no-go list: Rowan and Blaise (or Blaze).

I tend to agree with you on "timeless classic" names - they usually make me yawn.  But there may be some gems you like?  Another way to straddle the classic vs. funky name divide is look for ones that are classic in other languages but unusual in English.  Case in point: Petra, variant of Peter. Scanning lists of saint names is also a good way to find names that are unusual yet traditional.

For girls - more info would be useful.  All we have is Lo and a bunch of oddly-spelled common names that are taken.  On the Christine + Anna front.... Crystal, Sienna, Christiane, Anita, Anais?

January 4, 2018 4:26 PM

I will likely not win the battle on Logan for a girl, so you're safe.  The other "L" names you provided seem so fussy - I'd rather have something simple.  

I actually really like Blaise but our good friends named their new puppy Blaze about 6 months ago so I struggle with that overlap.  

I will definitely check out names from other languages - I actually just downloaded an app that can help with that.  Good idea.

For a girl, I want something that isn't so common, something that is strong, independent and not overtly girly.  I also like Blakely and though it's fairly common, Lauren or Loren.  Does that help?

January 4, 2018 8:05 PM

For an un-fussy, less common, but still "classic" twist on Lauren, perhaps Lorna?

January 4, 2018 9:18 PM

I know several Laurens/Lauras who go by Lo!

January 5, 2018 10:26 AM

I do like the name Lauren!  It's classic without being too overdone, I think.  However, if you watched the first episode of this season's Bachelor, there are like 4 Lauren's- ha!


January 4, 2018 4:20 PM

Thanks for the ideas!  I like Lawson and will definitely add that to the list.  I also like Anya (I've only heard it one other time and it was a couple that has adopted children from 4 different countries and tried to give them all names with some of their heritage attached, so I hadn't considered it, but it's beautiful).


As for the other two, longer lists, I will run them by my hubby -it's a great place to start!  


Thanks again!

January 4, 2018 4:18 PM

Lincoln, Logan & 

  • • Leonard
  • • Leopold
  • • or just Leo
  • • Leon 
  • • Llewellyn
  • • Lucas
  • • Luka
  • • Luke
  • • Levi
  • • Lachlan
  • • Leander
  • • Lorenzo
  • • or just Enzo
  • • Linwood
  • • Lloyd
  • • Lucian 
  • • Lucius
  • • Liridon

• Lysander


Christine, Anna & 

  • • Adelaide
  • • Beatrix
  • • Catherine
  • • Charlotte
  • • Elizabeth
  • • Theodora
  • • Victoria
  • • Annalise
  • • Annabelle
  • • Amabel
  • • Alyssa
  • • Alysane
  • • Abigail
  • • Alice
  • • Anastasia
  • • Caroline
  • • Eleanor
  • • Elenei
  • • Josephine
  • • Katherine
  • • Lucia
  • • Marion
  • • Madeline
  • • Sofya or Sophia or Sophie 

• Violet 


January 4, 2018 4:21 PM

Thanks for all the possibilities!  Adelaide was my grandmother's name, who I admired a great deal, I'm so happy to see that name suggested by other people!  Thank you!

January 2, 2018 8:33 PM

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How about Laura, Lauren, Laurel, or Lola to get to the nickname Lo?  Laura matches nicely with your husband's taste (Christine and Anna).

For boys, maybe you would like Rowan, Max, Brennan, Finn, or Stellan.

January 5, 2018 10:27 AM

Thanks for the ideas!  I like Lauren and Lola...I'll have to run them by the hubby.   


I've never heard Stellan before - interesting!

January 2, 2018 8:51 PM

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I have a niece named Logan! If you have  the same personal taste as her Mama, perhaps you'd like her sister's names, Reese, Avery, Quinn

In a similar style, I think, would be: Aubrey, Riley, Kerrigan

More similar to the "classic" Anna, maybe: Lucy, Hazel, Mabel

And just to get the creative juices flowing...

Anya, Celia, Calliope (my current crush) :)

January 5, 2018 10:29 AM

I know I couldn't be the only one that liked it for a girl!  And I do like all 3 of those names - thank you!  We also considered Rhys for a boy  :-)


I said Celia to my husband last night and he didn't shut it down, so that's a start!  I've seen Calliope on here quite often lately, I also like it.  I would worry about pronounciation issues (even from my in-laws), but it's cute!


January 3, 2018 11:50 AM

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Congrats on your baby on the way! I wonder if maybe a good compromise here would be to pick a name that is more your style for the first name and a more "classic" middle name- or vice versa? That way each person gets some input if you can't find one name you totally agree on together. A few suggestions for you:

  • Reagan
  • Jordan
  • Haley
  • Serena
  • Linley
  • Kaya
  • Aurora
  • Layla
  • Skylar
  • Madison
  • Piper


  • Dylan
  • Brendan
  • Keaton
  • Camden
  • Porter
  • Carson
  • Gavin


January 5, 2018 10:33 AM

Yes, I think we will have to go with a mroe classic middle name for sure...also DH thinks it's a boy, (my gut says girl) so getting him to think about girl names has been harder, lol.  I like Reagan and Sydney - I'll be adding those to my list!  Thank you!   


I like many of the names on your boy list, but here's a question, is it weird to name a baby the name of a nearby town or landmark?   We live with 15 minutes of Porter and a state park called Camden...so I wasn't sure on that.  




January 5, 2018 11:04 AM

My daughter has a step-cousin named Hudson who was born about two miles from the river, and still lives there. Granted, river-names don't come up in conversation as often as town-names, but we've all noticed -- and then moved on.

Porter is a type of beer and an occupation, not a person's name. (Also, all I can think of is the adjective "portly".) Camden is the city across the Delaware river from Philadelphia; it's mostly not a particularly nice place. I suppose if the association in your area is a state park, that may improve it a bit. (The English placename derives from words meaning "camp valley", so it's an apt name for a park.)

January 5, 2018 12:24 PM

We only have the Redwood River near here, so I won't be using that name  :-)  


Camden is the biggest state park around here and is widely used as a landmark.  It does have postivie associations, but still might be weird for a name since it's only about 10 miles away.

January 8, 2018 1:08 PM

I don't really find it an issue, but I guess it's a personal preference. I grew up very near a town called Cameron, and I actually knew a few kids my age (boys and girls) named Cameron. No one ever seemed to comment on it. I also live near the city of Charltote, and with Charlotte being such a popular name over the past few years, it doesn't seem to have slowed down the residents of the city from using the name, either!

January 5, 2018 4:12 PM

I'd probably not use them if you are so close