I am due in [name]July[/name] with our second boy, and am having a hard time finding anything I care for. Our last name is [name]Will[/name], and our first son’s name is [name]John[/name] [name]Christopher[/name]. DH is [name]Andy[/name], so that’s out.
Here are my rules:
*No name or nickname ending in S or C/K (makes our last name sound like Swill or [name]Quill[/name]). aka [name]Mike[/name] [name]Will[/name] - My [name]Quill[/name], [name]Alex[/name] [name]Will[/name] - [name]Alec[/name] Swill
*No J names because I want our boys to have different initials, no W names either
*Can’t sound like a last name so that people will get less confused about [name]Will[/name] being our last name. Aka [name]Graham[/name] [name]Will[/name] vs. [name]Will[/name] [name]Graham[/name].
*No internal rhyme aka [name]Dylan[/name] [name]Will[/name] ([name]DYLan[/name] [name]WILL[/name])
*Prefer 2+ syllables because our last name is one syllable, but will probably end up with a one-syllable nickname because that’s what most boy names do ([name]Joseph[/name] - [name]Joey[/name]- [name]Joe[/name], [name]Daniel[/name] - [name]Danny[/name] - [name]Dan[/name] ) Obviously we didn’t care about this too much when we named our son [name]John[/name], but that was a family name, and we knew we would call him [name]Johnny[/name] fairly often.
*Prefer names that are not in the top ten
In general, we prefer names that are classic and traditional.
DH thinks I am being way too picky, which I know I am. But most of these rules are still in place even 4 years after naming our son, so apparently I feel strongly about them. LOL
What do you think? [name]How[/name] crazy am I? And I’ll take any suggestions, but I thought I’d post more on the boy names forum once I knew which rules I should keep and which I should throw out!