Emrys recently presented itself to me and I really love it (especially because I once loved Emory & Emerson, but have now heard them too much). So Emrys got my vote. I think they're all lovely though :) Also, Hazel Rose is gorgeous, you've got breat choices there! I also loved the suggestion of Jasper Ambrose, though Jasper and Evander are my least favourite of the four simply because Emrys & Amias seem far more fresh.
Now that I think about it, yes, I knew you didn't know the baby's gender. Mayna Hazel Rose is very pretty, and it would be lovely to have a son and a daughter. In my heart of hearts I shall feel a wee bit disappointed if you don't get to use one of these awesome boy's names this time around, but that's all right.
Ottilie's right, Amias Ambrose is superhero-worthy! And I too am still loving Emrys. Best wishes.
I hear a lot of positive responses for Emrys here, but I strongly and respectfully urge you to reconsider using it should you have a son. Unless you are in a area where the name is common, 95%+ of those who encounter it will think it's a girl's name. Not just ignorant people, but pretty much everyone. I know it's historically a male name, but the Em- and the "y" just signal a pretty feminine made-up name. The one Emrys I knew seemed to hate his name for that reason. I guess there's always Rhys as a nickname, but your other choices sound so good--maybe go with one of those?
Thanks for the further replies everyone! Since the last time I checked the poll here, Jasper has certainly gotten a lot of votes. I find it interesting that Jasper is getting the most votes, but in written forum responses there are very few people who seem to have it as their first choice.
@Declare- Thanks for sharing your thoughts, it's definitely helpful to hear other perspectives. I personally don't see Emrys as feminine, seems to me it has a similar sound quality to names like Emmett, Emerson and Emmerich (which aren't feminine at all to me) moreso than Emily (can't really think of any female names that sound similar to Emrys myself).
@Aurora- It would indeed be great to have one son and one daughter, and in actuality we're hoping that becomes the reality, but at the same time, it would by a minor tragedy if we weren't able to use any of these boy names (we probably won't have more than two kids), especially since gobs of research and thought have been put into them. The name Mayna required very little decision making time, it was clearly the right girls name for us from the beginning. In Chinese the characters 美 (mei) and 纳 (na) symbolize the cultural backgrounds of my wife and I, plus we feel Mayna honors both May and Mona (which are both names we'd love to honor for significant spiritual/religious regions) and it's the only name (boy or girl) that my wife was immediately like "that's the one!" about--- my wife has actually been calling her baby bump Mayna from quite some time now.
Ottilie- Amias Ambrose is completely superhero worthy. After you said that, whenever I see this name now I hear background theme music.
I voted for Emrys Brandt. It's a great unusual name.
I was considering voting for Amias but I can see pronunciation issues. Are you pronouncing it "uh-MEYE-us" or "AIM-ee-us" or something else?
I really like Jasper (It's in my top 10!) but knowing your other son's name, Jasper seems too familiar/common/plain.
Evander is my least favorite but it's still a wonderful name. You don't have a bad name on your list. I can see why you keep coming back to these 4. :)