Naming another human being is hard
I need help, haha.
We are not finding out the sex, so I need/would like a couple girl names AND boy names. In general, I want to stay away from trendy names and old timey grandparent names. I'm desperately trying to draw on names from other countries that are somehow related to my and my husband's heritage to find that sweet spot between uncommon and too "unique". My husband is a mix of Metis, French Canadian and Scottish. Both of my maternal grandparents immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands (I feel very close to my Dutch heritage because my grandparents were a big part of my childhood), and I've been told my paternal heritage is Icelandic and maybe Aboriginal. We live in Anglophone Canada.
For girls' names, I'm currently totally in love with Maelle (I would go with the "my-ELLE" pronounciation). I'm also pretty set on the middle name of Cornelia (it is my grandmother and mother's first name, and my middle name). So her name would be Maelle Cornelia, with a three syllable hyphenated last name (starting with M). I would love feedback on how this sounds to new ears.
For boys I like both Adrien/Adrian and Riel. I knew two guys with these names about a decade ago and they were awesome and French. I always thought Riel was named after Louis Riel (famous historical Metis person here in Manitoba) but recently learned it is a short form of "Gabriel". I think the middle name for a boy will probably be either Warren or James (our fathers).
Opinions on these names would be awesome, also new name suggestions along these lines (French/Dutch, to a lesser extent Scottish/Icelandic) would be most appreciated. Sifting through lists of names is just too overwhelming!
Sat, 07/12/2014 - 10:19pm