Cavan (a place in Ireland)
Huron (the lake)
Brooks (sounds like Brooke)
Icarus (tried to fly)
Soren (sounds like soarin')
Magee (John Gillespie Magee wrote the poem "High Flight")
Gillespie (see Magee)
Anson (a British aircraft during WWII)
Historical pilots: Orville, Wilbur, Otto, Leonard, Yuri, Neil, Wright, Allan, Lindbergh, Armstrong, Buzz, Baron (the Red Baron), Louis (Louis Bleriot), Henri (Henri Fabre), Fabre, Arthur (Arthur Whitten Brown), Clyde (Clyde Pangborn), Hugh (Hugh Herndon), Herndon, Wiley (Wiley Post),
Airplanes: Boston, Cornell, Dakota, Gosling, Hudson, Mitchell, Mariner, Yale, Marlin, Aries, Harrier, Orion, Talon
Lakes: Kivu, Caspian, Hamun, Zaysan, Chagan, Huron, Champlain, Waterton, Lomond,
Rivers: Niles, Adams, Aiken, Lawson, Onyx, Flint, Fraser, Cimarron, Cumberland, Tennessee, Karun, Kishon, Kaveri, Jordan, Hari, Tiber, Tigris, Tumen, Neman, Kuban, Mezen, Rhine, Seine, Namsen, Bann, Braye, Allier, Ravan, Pasha, Don, Terek, Tamar, Boyne, Clyde, Rubicon (LOVE this name), Erzen, Reno, Vanern, Viskan, Medway, Thames, Waveney, Witham, Tyne, Humber, Murray, Lachlan, Cooper, Loddon, Hopkins, Thomson, Bowen, Brisbane, Burke, Burnett, Coen, Dawson, Kedron, Logan, Tully, Palmer, Pine, Ross, Russell, Stanley, Stuart, Suttor, Barnard, Blakney, Burkes, Burns, Camden, Chandler, Cedar, Clarence, Forbes, Hunter, Murray, Narran, Rufus, Stewart, Turon, Wilson, Calder, Perry, Shannassy, Shaw, Arthur, Franklin, Styx, Sandover, McArthur, Roper, Douglas,
Other Water Names: Reed, Rip (Rip Tide), Cranford (small stream-dwelling birds), Dover, Earvin, Destin, Moses, Kenn, Wiley, Trent, Tahoe, Waterford, Varun, Wiley, Harbor, Glade, Rio, Lake, River, Ocean, Eddy, Bayou, Adrian, Murphy, Seaton, Conway, Dylan, Morrissey, Bourne, Lincoln, Marlowe, Coburn, Kendall, Ford, Marius, Douglas, Neith, Muir, Clifford, Indra, Jupiter, Zeus, Poseidon, Thor, Halston, Washington, Troy, Rodney, Wade, Kelby, Jalesh, Varun, Salil, Kai, Reef, Beck, Hurley, Tao, Zale, Moab, Tide, Finn,
I appreciate the feedback, thanks so much to everyone who responded. You guys gave some very thoughtful suggestions. I made a list of the names I will take more time to consider, here it is:
Grady (although this is rather common-ish, I like the GR beginning with my last name)
Woody (however, I already know what my husband will say!)
I found the suggestions of Landry and Thierry rather interesting. They have the same meaning (ruler) as Richard, which is my dad's name. I have always wanted to honor my father in one of my son's names but honestly and blunty, I do not like his name. This might be a good compromise. I read that Thierry is pronounced Tye-ree...not sure I love that pronunciation. Does anyone have any incite on the proper pronunciation and if I am saying it correctly? I also really like Landry. Does anyone know a Landry? I have never met one but I know there is an actress with Landry as a surname, which is not ideal. Thoughts? IYHO is Landry trendy?
I think its important to pair the names up with your other children, to see if they go well together. It'd also give us a clue as to what your taste is like.
I really would like to help! I just don't even know where to start!
Thierry but it may be difficult for Americans to pronounce. The best way I can describe it is that it's almost like saying Tierra really fast "tee-air-ee" the "tee-air" is slurred together. There's a French soccer player named Thierry Henry that plays in the US and I often hear his name pronounced "teary" or Terry
nat108 - great explanation, thanks so much! I like it more now.