Not quite Junior
I think I have a pretty distinct naming style and certain names would fit my sibset better than others. I have two daughters: Fiona Marie and Nora Bernadette. I'm pregnant with our third, and we don't know what it is yet, but I'd like some advice before I go any further with our boy name decision with my husband. With our first two the boy name choice was Elliott Quinn. Now, I realize that both of those names are gaining traction with girls and won't use it again. My favorite names include, but are not limited to: Alastair, Graham, Fletcher and Imogen, Maeve, Isla, Louisa for girls.
Here is my dliema: I recently fell in love with the name Judah as a middle name for a baby boy. I love its meaning, mostly. I'm a Christian and the worship leader at my church. The tribe of Judah historically included the worship leaders of Israel. I asked hubby about using it as a middle name and he immediately agreed (I must add that this NEVER happens. Naming children is one of the most frustrating things I have ever done with this man.). He suggested his own first name:
I like the name. Christopher is classic, and I think it goes well with Judah. There are no other Christophers in my family. We are not a "junior" kind of family. I am totally on board. BUT he suggested calling him Judah. Okay, how much of a headache is this going to be for my son? My father goes exclusively by his middle name. He doesn't seem bothered by it. My brother-in-law does as well, but it has been a headache for him. ALSO, how does Judah fit in with Fiona and Nora? Two Irish girls and a Hebrew boy?
I would like to add that this is the first time my husband has suggested his own name. I asked him about it with earlier pregnancies and he always said no, he didn't want a junior, he didn't like his name that much, etc. I think it is very sweet that now he wants to share his name. But if it's too complicated we won't do it.
Any insight is appreciated! Thanks in advance.
Tue, 02/10/2015 - 2:19pm