Finding 'S' Names and Middle Names
Hi all. New to this board. Nice to meet everyone!
My husband and I are currently TTC. I'm one of those people who have had a list of baby names since I was a teenager. I just always thought it was better to let a name settle in for a while before attempting to saddle someone with it.
We also have a custom in my family where all the girls have first names starting with 'S'. This isn't some wacky idea I came up with. I have 3 great aunts, 4 aunts, 2 sisters and 3 nieces and countless cousins with 'S' names for that reason. It's a family quirk I guess and it does save a fortune on monograms. I do like it and my relatives and I are pretty proud when a new baby joins the tradition. I know you're thinking that we're going to run out of names. We're pretty sure it'll happen eventually, but by then it'll be time for the old names to cycle around again.
If you guys could suggest some more S-names, middle names for the ones I already have, or just awesome middle names, I'd be grateful. I'll italicize names that I'm attached to where they show up.
Here are the names that are taken by close relatives: Sheri, Shawnie, Sadie, Sasha, Sarah, Samantha, Shiloh, Stephanie, Suzanna (my name, and my MIL is a Susan, so we're pretty full up on all manner of Suzy's) and a nephew named Shayne
Middle names that are taken or that I otherwise can't stand: Ashleigh, Nicole, Brittany, Crystal, Ellen, Kristen and Chastity(because that's a unrealistic name to live up to)
First names that I've collected: Savannah, Salem, Sophia, Scarlett, Sylvia/Sylva, Sally, Sinead
Middle Names that I like: Grace, Anastasia, JoAnna, Evelyn, Delilah, Ella, Evangeline, Natalie, Anne, Robin, Audrey, Arya, Alice, Lee, Faith, Hope and pretty much any mythological name with a good ring to it.
My father's pick is Savannah. I was actually going to be Suzanna Savannah until my mother intervened. He's tried to convince my brother and sisters to name their daughters this ever since.
DH likes the name Sophia, but might sway otherwise if a better name is found.
EDIT: I also don't mind a well put together GRRM reference, but please nothing out there (hence Arya being on the list), but nothing too far out there. An ex-friend of mine recently named her baby girl Khaleesi (the baby was also born in the ER bathroom and put on the news, so double whammy on the poor child) and I was flabbergasted.