Teagan or Harper?
My husband and I are struggling with a name girls name. Please help!
Our last name is pronounced "Gussy". This is our first child. If we have a boy, we were set on the name "Beau". If we have a boy down the road I think we would use the name Beau, so I am hoping to find a name that goes with it.
Harper- I like, but it is sooo popular right now! Any suggestions for names that won't scream, "I was born in 2013?"
Teagan- I really like this name but have a cousin named Teagan and if all possible I'd like to avoid duplicating.
Payton - Love for a girl but am second-guessing a unisex name. There is some beauty in walking into the room and people knowing what to expect, male or female.
Kinsley- Love, but know of someone who named their child Kinsely and don't want to copy.
Keeley - Love, especially since I am very Irish, but feel that it is a little girls named that might not be well suited for an adult. Plus, I don't really like Kelly, and they are so similar.
Sierra- Always have loved it but don't think its quite right - can't put my finger on it.
Valerie- Love this classic name - its also my sisters name. Not sure I want to use her name just as it might be confusing in the family.
Savannah- My ultimate favorite name, but also the name of my niece. Can't copy.
Bella - Love, but another one of my nieces names.
Do you have any suggestions ?!
I voted for Harper because I think it's a fantastic name.. Although I can understand your concerns about popularity (though I am yet to meet any Harpers in real life)
To me Teagan sounds a bit dated (80s) and Valerie even more so (70s)
I'd say we have quite a different naming style, but I'll have a go at some suggestions which work well with Beau:
Do any of these appeal?
Just wanted to pop in and say that if Savannah is your all-time favorite name, what do you think of Susannah? That may be a good alternative.
With a surname that ends in an "ee" sound, I would eliminate Valerie from contention. Harper and Teagan are very trendy so they're not my style. I voted for Teagan to avoid any reference to "harpie" (a derogatory term used for a vocal, sharp-tongued woman as well as loathsome, voracious monsters with the head and trunk of a woman and the tail, wings, and talons in Greek mythology). I also think Harper is more apt to become "dated" to a certain period more than Teagan. You seem to like unisex/surname type names so here are some suggestions.