While I love reading about names and have enjoyed reading the message boards for quite a while, I haven’t had a good reason to post until now! We recently found out we’re expecting our third child, a girl, and I’m really puzzling over what name to choose.
Our son’s name is [name]Adam[/name] [name]Thomas[/name]. [name]Adam[/name] was a name I never liked until I was pregnant with him, and I always joke that he picked it himself, because then it suddenly seemed just perfect! He loves his name, and I like how it’s masculine, easy to spell and pronounce, and well-known but not so popular that he runs into a lot of [name]Adams[/name] at school.
Our daughter’s name is [name]Ivy[/name] [name]Sarah[/name]–[name]Sarah[/name] is after my husband’s grandmother, but [name]Ivy[/name] is a name we both loved and had planned to use since before we were married. (My husband wavered a little, thinking that “[name]Adam[/name] and [name]Ivy[/name]” was too close to “[name]Adam[/name] and [name]Eve[/name],” but I didn’t think that would occur to most people.) I was astonished at just how many compliments we got (and still get) about her name, and I love it more every day.
[name]Adam[/name] and [name]Ivy[/name] are 5.5 years apart in age, but [name]Ivy[/name] will only be 22 months old when this baby is born, and both are girls, so I’m most interested in having a name fit in with hers because they’ll be a “set” more often than not. My husband’s sister named her daughter [name]Ada[/name], and while we clearly can’t have an [name]Ada[/name] because of that (as well as the fact that we already have an [name]Adam[/name]), I [name]LOVE[/name] the way [name]Ivy[/name] and [name]Ada[/name] go together. [name]Both[/name] are three-letter vowel sandwiches, two syllables, slightly old-fashioned, equally feminine, and with all different vowel sounds, and the pair said together just flows right off the tongue. ([name]IMO[/name], it would make a great twinset.) My goal is to find a name that I love next to [name]Ivy[/name] just as much as [name]Ada[/name]. I’ve thought about [name]Emma[/name] or [name]Ella[/name] (two syllables, non-Y ending, start with a third vowel), but I’m put off by how popular they are. [name]Do[/name] you have any suggestions?