Have a baby name dilemma?Ask the Namesage!
Welcome to Nameberry’s newest column, The Name Sage. Every week, Nameberry’s Abby Sandel, will answer one reader’s questions about naming a baby-on-the-way, or general baby name angst. And here’s the best part: we’d love it if you would add your thoughtful suggestions and comments to help expectant parents decide. The world needs more nicely named children, berries! Want to see your question featured? Please email email@example.com. Be sure to include your due date.
by Abby Sandel
They’re adopting baby number six in just a few weeks. Meaning matters, but so does fitting in with their family. Let’s help them find the right surname name choice for their new son!
We just got the call that we have been chosen to adopt a baby boy. We are thrilled but need to pick a name soon.
We have five children: sons Cohen Reid and Adler Josiah, and daughters Kacey Josephine Pearl, Scout Alivia Jordan, and Harper Evangeline Raea.
One of this baby’s middle names will be Ripley.
While we have always talked about the name Fletcher with either the middle name Davis or Rhodes, I’m not convinced we have the right name for this baby.
I’ve recently heard the name Boone and love it but not sure it fits with our short, two-syllable A last name.
Other names we love: Wilder, Booker, Jude, Flynn, Gable, Lennon, Nash.
The meaning of the name is important to us. We love that Fletcher means an arrow maker, a person who hits the target. I love that Boone means blessed as this baby is a gift.
We would like to avoid using the same first initial of any of our other children.
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