Third son due in two weeks and still no name, help please!
My husband and I cannot agree on a name for our third son. The first two are named Bjorn and Ronan. I named Bjorn on my own and handed a list of ten names to my husband and he picked Ronan off it so they were easy! This time we are trying to find a name that works with the first two that is fairly rare but not too out there. I want a name that is a recognized name, but isn't used much, so that's its recognizable but interesting. One of those timeless magic names I guess is what I'm after. My husband wants something that is a saints name as there is a tradition by his mother to pick saint names for first and middle names. I found exactly one name that worked for me off the list of saint names in the new edition and that was Ivan, which my husband shot down, he suggested Cassian with the pronunciation kash-in which I didn't like so we have been arguing names ever since. I rather liked Torin as it was neat that it blended Irish and Nordic together, which would've been a tie in between the older boys names, but husband vetoed that because it was based off Thor and I just don't even understand his objections anymore.
As for family cultural history, there's Irish,German, Russian and Norwegian on my side and Irish/English on my husbands side. Baby will have the middle name Jerry for my grandfather, who passed away this summer and honestly the first name really doesn't need to match or blend well with it, it's being given for love not style, our last name is long and ends in -water. Oh and while I know it's very trendy right now to end boy names with N I'm okay with that since it will match the first two, and since the last name is long I'd like to keep the first blame on the shorter side. i really just need ideas at this point, after my husband has vetoed the names that I love I can't even come up with names I kind of like! That said, I do kind of like Owen, Evan and Oren, but not quite enough to commit to them yet. Please toss names at me and give me the stories behind them, I'm really looking for a good story to connect to for this little ones name, the first two boys have stories and I feel like the third should too.
Wed, 11/27/2013 - 6:11am