sibling for Nathaniel
I am pregnant with my second child. We do not know the gender. Our son is 3 and named Nathaniel H*ll H*nger, and he goes by Nate. We chose the first name chiefly because we liked it, but it is also a family name. His middle name is a family name on my husband's side. We live in the South and tend to like classic names that aren't too popular (Nathaniel is now more popular than what we'd probably pick, but we love my son's name). However, we are open to any names that go well with Nate's name and are not markedly dated or too far afield. Our names both begin with the letter C, so we'd like to avoid a C name to avoid being too cutesy, but I may be too worried about that. We'd also prefer not to name both children names that start with the letter N for the same reason. My mother's maiden name is St*ne, so we are considering using that as a middle name. We prefer to have names that have a couple potential nicknames if possible, but that is not necessary. Our second choice boys' name for Nate was Benjamin, but it's too popular. Edward is a family name, but I don't like the Twilight connection. Another family name I considered using is James, but a friend has since named her little boy James and again it's popular. We are considering Duncan, Oliver, Theodore, Dashiell, and Sebastian with middle names Arth*r (my maiden name), St*ne, Charles (my dad), Edward, or Conrad (my great grandfather). Our favorite girls' names when we were deciding on Nate's name were Charlotte, which was my favorite and would honor my dad Charles, as well as Eleanor and India. However, I know quite a few little Charlottes. I'm also not entirely sold on Eleanor or India, even though I think they are lovely. My middle name is Susan, which is a family name, and I have considered using Susannah. However, I know a fair number of older Susies. Ny husband's grandmother is named Joan and goes by Jo. We have considered using Josephine to honor her, but that seems a bit attenuated for a namesake name. I like the names Louisa and Beatrice, but my husband isn't too fond of either. Margaret is also in contention. Thanks for any suggestions!
Sun, 09/02/2012 - 1:30am