Help with baby number 9...
My husband and I, although we think about names a lot, are fairly conventional namers. Our children are Juliet, John, Charles, James, Patrick, Joshua, Isaac, and William. I'm expecting again, but we don't yet know if the baby is a boy or a girl. Since we've had 7 boys in a row, I have quite a few girl names picked out and waiting in the wings! The problem is finding another boy name.
Names I have considered:
Fredrick, but I like neither Fred, Fritz, or Rick as nicknames. I would do the full Fredrick, but it seems like one of those names that will inevitably be shortened.
Christopher with the nickname Kit. I really like this, but am afraid that Kit will be read as a girl name. In a family of 8 boys, it seems unfair for only one of them to have a name that isn't totally clear as to gender.
Edward. This is my husband's favorite, but I really just detest Ed. I dislike Ted. Ned is slightly better but will perpetually sound like Nancy Drew's boyfriend for me. The full Edward seems too stuffy.
Boaz. This one I quite like, as well, but am concerned that the final syllable will make for a potential for teasing, and that it is too different from the other names we've chosen.
Tue, 04/04/2017 - 1:14am