Wife is French; Children are Biracial; We Cannot Agree on Sibling Names!
We are expecting another child this year but we're struggling to agree on a third child's name that matches the first two.
My children are biracial and so I did not want any typical "white girl" names like Britney or Ashley, but also not an *obviously* "black" name either.
I am also not religious and, moreover, I think Bible names--like Michael or Sarah--are overused and generic. As one who grew up with a common name (Jason), I prefer names that are somewhat unique but not extremely rare either.
My first daughter (of another marriage) is Sabra Gwenette L. (FN is Hebrew origin, for tough on outside/sweet on the inside; MN from her grandmother)
My second daughter (first with my 2nd wife, who is French-speaking) is Sophie Grace L. (FN is Greek for wisdom; both names are passable French names).
It just so happens that, with my wife and mother of my kids, Samantha (and their nanny Sylvie), there's a lot of S's. If we have another girl, it's almost a given that it would have to be a name that starts with an S (or sounds like S). Even though the initials are SGL for the first two kids, we were not trying for matching initials.
The only names we could agree on so far are: Solange L, Celeste L, and Zoé L. Any other ideas? There are other names that we agreed on but don't start with S, like Brook, Lilly L. (there's alliteration), and even Chantelle L.--which rhymes!
If we have a boy, there are no rules about what it has to start with, but it won't hurt if he also starts with an S (it could be a J--so I'm not the only one!). Would still want it to be possibly an Anglicized French name (or acceptable in French culture). But we cannot agree on what sounds good other than Leon L (again, alliteration) or Sebastian L (starts with S). I'm not a big fan of either name but I can live with them.
Thanks for any help!
Mon, 05/01/2017 - 12:03am