Twin boy name feedback
I used to be a regular poster here several years ago (back before the new format). I've always loved names, but had to step away for a while when we weren't sure we'd be able to have children and baby names were just too painful to think about.
Now, I'm happy to report that we are expecting identical twins this fall. As a name enthusiast, you'd think I'd have this figured out, but I'm completely at a loss for two boy names. We have a few names that we are discussing, but not a single one that I love (and we need two!) I'd really appreciate feedback on our list of maybes below, as well as any new ideas.
Because of the last name, names begin with S or Ch or that end in a long "e" sound are off the table. I'm also incredibly picky about popularity. So I'd really prefer to have a name that is below 500 in the SS rankings. However, I'm having such a hard time with boy names, that I may reconsider something in the 300-400 range if we can't find anything else. That said, I also like names that have history of usage and aren't made up or modern, trendy inventions.
In an ideal world, I'd like to avoid having the names start with the same letter (since they are identical), but would reconsider for the perfect names. Because the babies are identical, I really want the names to go together, without being too matchy-matchy.
So here are some of our possibilities:
Laszlo (worried this one is too out there for a kid with no Hungarian heritage)
Luther (very meaningful family name, but not sure about the strong cultural associations)
Arlo (husband not crazy about this one)
Felix (husband likes this one, but I'm not sure)
Any feedback on your impressions on the above names is much appreciated (I'm so bogged down in this, I'm losing perspective), as well as suggestions for new names you think I might like.
Mon, 09/02/2013 - 7:37pm