Third Boy's name
We found out yesterday we are having a third boy! We also have one daughter.
Our sons are Paul and Luke and our daughter is Margaret, but she goes by Meg.
I don't want to reuse initials (so no P, L or M names) and no J names, because our last name starts with J. Also no names that end in -n, because our last name has two n sounds in it. Last name is 2 sylables.
I also require another Catholic saint's name.
I think we hit the mark we are aiming for best with Paul. It is a name everyone knows, but you don't hear it on children much anymore. Luke often runs into other boys with his name, which he doesn't like. Also, people are always calling him Lucas rather than Luke. Margaret isn't as much my style but we had so many family connections to it that I love it for that. Meg is more our style, so we are happy with that. The only probalem we have found is that people often hear her name as Megan. We are happy to go with a full name with no nickname or another name with an everyday nickname.
The names we are throwing around now are Timothy (Tim), Thomas (Tom), Theodore (Ted), Edward (Ted). Tim is probably the front runner, but I'm not sure about it. Thomas is probably too popular, and my husband doesn't like the train association. I like Tom with our last name better than Tim though. Theodore is a little flowery for me, but I really like Ted. I don't care for Theo as much, and know he might end up with that nickname later. I think my husband is leaning towards Edward and thinks we could go with Ed or Ted. I don't like Ed as much, and I think it would be confusing to have a nickname that starts with a different letter than the original name.
Does anyone have any suggestions for us?
Sat, 05/16/2015 - 10:45am