So, someone (alzora I believe, :)) suggested this name on my combo thread and it reminded me how much I love it. It had totally slipped my mind and had been pushed on the back burner because my husband didn't like it much. BUT, I brought it up to him today and he acted like he never disliked it (men...:rolleyes:) and said he would definitely consider it.
For those who don't know, I'm trying to find a way to subtly honor my father who passed away with the next baby's name. He loved the water and boats, and there is also a Grateful Dead song called "Lost Sailor" that always makes me think of him. So, what are your thoughts on the name Sailor?
I LOVE it. Personally I think it's more middle name worthy, but it really is amazing.
I originally didn't like it, but now I think it would be a super sweet name for a boy because of this blogger I follow (bleu bird blog) who has a handsome and smiley baby boy named Sailor Rhodes. I'm not sure I could see it on a girl, but I typically can't see Rowan on a girl either, so I suppose it fits with your style well. A lovely, more feminine middle name could balance out the masculinity of Sailor, I suppose!
One of the characters (? Not sure... he's dead, but that is not a spoiler, no worries) of my favourite books is called Sailor. But he was a man. This was my first brush with it as a name, and so I see it as being very masculine.
I wouldn't have Rowan and Sailor together. Rowan on its own is just that- Rowan. When you put it with Sailor, all I can see/ think/ hear is "rowin' and sailor". I think it would work as a middle name, though, as it makes the wordiness a lot less noticeable.
I'm really sorry for your loss.
I think Sailor is great. For a boy or girl? I think it works for both.
Hehe, my husband does the same! Men...
EDIT: I looked at your combo thread and see it's for a girl. I think Christy Brinkley's daughter is named Sailor. I see you're considering Cordelia as well, which means "from the sea", which could be a way of honouring your father, too. There's a number of names with watery meanings, which you might like.