My love has been absolutely against talking future baby names with me since our daughter was born, which is fine by me, but yesterday while we were hanging out in the garden and I was looking through my baby name books he all of the sudden said: "You should put Gareth on your list."
Gareth? I have never considered this name before. He is one of my favourite knights (of that round table, yes) and I love Tennyson's Idylls of the King, but for some reason I have always associated the name with Gareth Southgate (football player for various half decent English football clubs). Anyway, I'm kind of starting to like it... it's knightly, handsome and usable. So what do you lovelies think? Rosalind and Gareth? Some awesome combos spring to mind?
Gareth should definitely be on your list, if only because HE brought it up!
Rosalind and Gareth have the same feel, though I prefer Jared to Gareth. But if your SO likes it and you also do, why not? Some suggestions for middle name:
What do you think?
It definitely has the same medieval feel as Rosalind, and the meaning is lovely, but I don't think I'm liking Gareth :( it might grow on me, but...
Gareth Barnaby Todd
I think it's great that your other half chose that name Ottilie. I know a lot of people named Gareth, even one of my best friends is named it! I think it's a very handsome and strong name and it sounds really well with Rosalind. Here are a few combos of Gareth that I know of (I know they're very Welsh! sorry haha)
Gareth Iwan (Pronounced Ewan)
Other names I think have a similar feel to Gareth are Geraint and Gethin.
I like it! I think it works nicely with Rosalind and goes well with any number of your other boy name options. I feel myself having a strong desire to put Gareth next to Oliver... Gareth Tresillian Oliver would maybe match the best. =] Would it replace Gawain though??
Gareth is gorgeous! I always loved the name since I read the children's version of the King Arthur legends when I was young. To me it sounds like a dashing, handsome, chivalrous knight, of course. :p It goes wonderfully with Rosalind. I love your taste in names, Ottilie!