I can't find a single name I like! Please Help!!!

My husband and I had a boy name picked out that we loved. We just found out we are having a girl.  We are really excited but cant find any names we like!  I had two names that I liked at first but my husband didn't agree to either of them. They were Kendall and McKenna. I also like Teagan and Tenley, but for some reason they don't feel right. Please give me any ideas you have!  I am also a teacher, which makes it difficult because I have had students with most popular names. Thanks for any help you can give me.


March 10, 2013 11:57 AM

Would you mind sharing the boy name you picked out, to give a fuller picture of your taste? I plugged the girl names you mentioned -- Kendall, McKenna, Teagan, and Tenley -- into Nymbler, and I thought several fit the style I'm getting from you:














March 10, 2013 12:00 PM

You seem to like unisex/surname type names for girls.  Can you share a little about your top boy picks?  It might help us narrow down our selections some.  You also say your husband didn't like Kendall or McKenna, can you tell us why?  Are they just not his style?  Knowing more about what he's looking for in a name would help us make selections that will bridge the gaps if the 2 of you have different style preferences.

The first thing I notice is Kendall & McKenna both share the "ken" and "ten" is in Tenley, which makes me think this is a sound that appeals to you.  Kiersten, Kendra, Kennedy, Kenzie, Laiken, Arden, Aspen, Lennon, Brynn, Gwen, Spencer, Sienna, Quinn.   Some non-rhyming names that might appeal are Darcy, Reagan, Piper, Harper, Delaney & Keeley.  Let us know what you think of these suggestions, the more we know the easier it will be to make good suggestions.

March 14, 2013 9:58 PM

I love Harper from the list.  My husband likes Kendall and McKenna, but there are silly reasons why he doesn't want to use them.  He knows a man named Kendall with the same last name as us.  There is a street near where we live named McKenna street that for some reason makes him not want to use the name.  The boy name we had chosen was Keithan, which was a family name.  I do tend to lean toward boyish girl names.  Thanks for any suggestions!

March 15, 2013 8:45 AM

Working off Harper, McKenna & Kendall I'll offer Hadley, Jordan, Addison, Darby, Hollis, Kerrigan,Parker, Cody, Harley, Aubrey, Avery, Emmerson, McKinley.

Kendall & McKenna both seem really similar to Keithan.  You might want to think about if using such a similar name now would mean you wouldn't use Keithan later.  If you plan to save Keithan for a future boy then it might help to narrow down the list by eliminating similar names or girl names starting with K (unless you want to do a matching initial theme).

Since Keithan is a family name, are there other family names that appeal to you?  Perhaps your maiden name or your mother's maiden name?  Since you seem to prefer the surname-as-first style, that seems like a good place to look.