We are increasingly desperate for a name for our third boy
So I've posted about this pregnancy before, but we still haven't found a name that we love, or even a name that we don't hate enough to use. I'm due at the end of the year, but I have a feeling this one may be a hair early, and we seriously have nothing. My exisiting children are Ivy, Arthur, Peter and Molly. Peter is a name that I've always loved. I like it because it has so many fun cultural associations and it feels entirely timeless. We chose Arthur more as a default name. We liked the hero association and the old-fashioned feel of the name, but really it was all we could agree on for him. We've come to love it though.
Here are some general restrictions we have, although we will negotiate with all of them, since we are indeed a bit desperate at the moment. We can't even talk about names anymore, because we have already said it all.
I don't like single-syllable names for boys. I don't know why. I just don't.
We don't like trendy tradesmen names or made up sounding names. We don't want anything too 'out there.'
Our last name is quite common, so we'd prefer a name that wasn't. It also is used as a first name, so we'd prefer to avoid a surnameish name. It also begins and ends with the letter N, so we'd like to avoid -n endings if we could. Both of the boys have -r endings, so we'd like to avoid those as well. These are not at all hard and fast restrictions though.
If I weren't vetoing all of his favorite names, my husband would name the baby something like Simon, Alvin, or Malcolm.
If my husband weren't vetoing all of my favorite names, we would name him something like Phillip, Patrick or Charles.
Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:36am