Hi to all the members of my favorite name site!
I'm afraid the years and years of baby-name obsession have finally caught up with me, and my perspective is just too distorted to name my own kid anymore. So I am hoping you can approach my problem with fresh eyes...
So here's the background: we are expecting a second child, a daughter, at the end of the summer. Husband's last name (which we are about 90% likely to use) is German, four syllables, sounds a lot like Rodenbacher. Long before kids were even on the horizon, I fell in love with the name Saskia for a girl: I liked how it complemented the surname (I find a lot of first names either aggravate its clunkiness or sound too delicate and frilly with it), I liked how unusual it was (I have a very uncommon name myself, and totally can't imagine not being the only one in my class), and I just liked the sound.
And then we had our son, whom we named Silas. I love his name, although it's probably going to get waaaay more popular in the years to come. But nothing to be done about that now, I guess. In the hospital, though, I wrestled with whether by using it we were closing the door on Saskia, because of the alliteration and because both names are so very sibilant -- but I figured that we didn't have anything better for him and it was silly to just assume that we'd have a girl later. Well, you know the rest.
So, Question #1:
Fri, 04/13/2012 - 4:09pm