My husband and I are expecting our third (and final) baby in September. We currently have two children, PaisleyRaine and PalmerReed, and are having a hard time answering the question everyone wants to know. Will new little sister’s name start with a P?
While both of our children share the initials PRM, it wasn’t intentional on our part. We just happened to fall in love both names. Part of me is afraid that little sister will feel left out if her name has different initials, but my husband feels differently.
We truly have no list at all. We like unique names, but nothing too crazy. I’m a teacher, so I like names that I don’t hear every year. My husband likes names with a Southern feel.
We have a baby boy due late August–we’re thrilled that our son will have a brother, but boy names did not come easily to us last time, and we’re dreading the task on this go around.
We finally settled on ElliottWilder–to us, it had a classic/literary vibe with a side a spunk. Nothing we can think of now quite matches up.
Current short list is kind of all over the map and includes August/Gus, Arthur, Kit, Miles, Oscar, Finn, and Wells. Thinking of middle names to help balance the particularly “cutesy” first names we like (re: Finn, Kit) back toward something more classic/enduring has also been challenging (we’re not super fond of the longer form versions of those names, like Finley or Christopher). I’m also looking to avoid names that are becoming too trendy/common in my neck of the (urban) woods (Felix, Oliver, Henry, etc.).
We’re looking for another unusual name, preferably one that has no religious connotations, references nature – we especially love plant names, is easy to spell and pronounce, and feels somewhat gender neutral.
His middle name will be my (German) surname; last name is my husband’s (Irish) surname, which is also a common first name and sometimes causes confusion.
We’ve considered Jupiter(but is it too out there?), Hawthorn/e (too surname-y?), Zephyr(too close to Cedar?), and Salix(the Latin genus for willow trees, but maybe too confusing?)
We had everything prepared for our little bundle of joy’s entrance into the world, especially when we had decided on two names – MarianaEloise for a girl and Gael Jesús for a boy. One appointment later, it’s a double bundle!
Although the blessing of twins is a joyous occasion, we can’t help but feel distraught over the tricky issue of name-giving. To make matters even more difficult on ourselves, we don’t know their sexes but that’s because we both agreed that we wanted to wait.
DoMariana and Gael go together? We chose Mariana as we loved its style, its flow. We chose Gael for its strong, masculine sound and its unique feel. We’re having a hard time finding twin names that match up.