Sibling for Leonidas Alexander Sanad
We are expecting out second in September - no word yet on the gender, but I'm pretty confident it's a girl.
We love our sons unique name, but are having a hard time coming up with a name that is equal to it, for either gender. Leonidas is named after the great Spartan King who led an army of 300 against the Persian army of thousands. So, its pretty epic.
We're not as concerned with an "epic" name for a girl, but we want something that is deep and meaningful. Her middle name would be Carolena (Not sure on the spelling), a name my husbands mom always wanted to name a daughter, but she never had any. Right now we are throwing around
Eowyn (Lord of the Rings),
Briseis (legend of Achilles)
Willow (special place name for us) - nn Lo
Jericho (Biblical place, and we actually traveled there a few months ago) - nn Echo
I'm comfortable with any of the first three, but Jericho is a struggle. My husband ADORES it, and I love the nn, but it reminds me of an old boyfriend, Jer.
For boys, we're pretty stuck. We had a list we loved with our first, but none of them seem to match our sons name. His middle name would be Kayne - a combo of my and my husband's father's names. The old list was:
Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia)
Elias (Biblical name)
Bear (two of our favourite people are named Bear)
What do you think? Any suggestions? As you can see, we aren't trendy namers, nothing in the top few hundreds. I have an exceptionally unique name that I love, and wanted to give my child the same experience. My husband has a super common name, and hates it, so we're on the same page on how to name our children. Only exception is Willow - it's a name I've loved for decades, and I know has gained popularity, but she would be called primarily, Lo.
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:27pm