Baby #5!

I haven’t posted here in about 1.5-2 years since I was searching for a girl name for #4, and now here we are expecting #5 in [name_u]February[/name_u]! We have 2 boys and 2 girls already and I’m just feeling lost as I search name lists. Since we have an even number of genders we’re really tempted to wait until birth to find out this baby’s gender but that just means I need a name for each which makes it harder. I have a strong feeling it’s a boy but am not certain. I’d still like to have a name for each ready though.
Not super big into the whole “sibset deal” I keep reading about, as in I don’t feel a need to keep to a theme or be matchy in any way, but I just don’t want one way out in left field compared to the others if that makes sense.
I really like traditional names that are probably bordering “old fashioned” and “old people names” by a lot of the names I see my kids going to school with these days. I prefer to keep out of the top 100 as I have a name that was “normal” but uncommon and I loved it growing up. [name_f]My[/name_f] husband had 4 boys in his class with the same name and started going by a different name or nickname basically since then into adulthood and I don’t want to put my own kids through that. I know that’s a lot of criteria and I’ve got time, so just brainstorming!

Our kids so far are
[name_u]Edward[/name_u] [name_u]Michael[/name_u]
[name_f]Elise[/name_f] [name_u]Marie[/name_u] (purely coincidence on the first two matching, I really didn’t want that to be the case)
[name_m]Philip[/name_m] [name_m]Samuel[/name_m]
[name_f]Margaret[/name_f] [name_f]Suzanne[/name_f]

I really like [name_u]Timothy[/name_u] as a first name and last night I thought of [name_m]Russell[/name_m] but I don’t know if that one is my favorite. [name_f]My[/name_f] husband isn’t really sold on either but has zero contributions of his own so :woman_shrugging:


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I like [name_m]Russell[/name_m]! [name_m]Russell[/name_m] Timothy??


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Thank you for reminding me of some old favorites!! [name_u]Louise[/name_u], [name_f]Theresa[/name_f] and [name_f]Ruth[/name_f] were all suggestions of mine at one point or another for our girls. [name_f]Victoria[/name_f] is my mother’s name and we don’t have the best relationship so not really an option there unfortunately.
Really digging [name_f]Agnes[/name_f] right now too :grin::grin:

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you think [name_f]Elise[/name_f] and [name_u]Louise[/name_u] would be too close when being said aloud though?

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I think [name_u]Louise[/name_u] is too close to [name_f]Elise[/name_f] (love [name_f]Elise[/name_f] btw). As a middle would be nice though.


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[name_m]Russell[/name_m] is cool! I like it!

For suggestions, I’ll thinking…



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I also tend to like “old fashioned old people” names :sweat_smile: so I’m with you on that! Isn’t it great when the husbands shoot down all of your suggestions but then don’t come sharing their own???



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Huge congratulations!

I really love [name_u]Timothy[/name_u] he’s such a sweet choice with wholesome cottagecore imagery attached. I also think he works wonders with your kiddos names.

You’ve had lots of lovely suggestions so count any repeats as me being in agreement with the berries



[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps

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[name_u]Timothy[/name_u] fits in so well with [name_u]Edward[/name_u] and [name_m]Philip[/name_m], what a great choice!

For girl names:


Have fun and good luck!

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Your kids’ names are gorgeous. Wow!

I love [name_u]Timothy[/name_u] for a boy—that’s such a gentle, pretty name. Don’t see it hardly enough!

More ideas…

[name_m]Hugo[/name_m], [name_m]Hugh[/name_m]

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Congratulations! I also like [name_m]Russell[/name_m] and [name_u]Timothy[/name_u].

More options:




All the best!

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I love your names - and I get what you meant by sibsets (I always say individual name most important but good to have reasonable equity across siblings).

I love Timothy of the two, just because I prefer its jaunty feel. Timothy Russell is lovely as a combo.

Other possibilities:

Was going to say Charles or Andrew but perhaps too close to current royal family with Edward and Philip!

John/ Jonathan
Wilfred (Wilfy!)
Oliver (prob too popular though)

Susannah (though very close to Suzanne)

Hope this helps! Look forward to hearing what you choose. :sparkles::sparkles::sparkles:

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Edw@rd Mich@el, Eli$e M@rie, PhilL1p S@muel, M@rgaret Suz@nne and….

[name_f]Rebecca[/name_f] [name_f]Christine[/name_f]
[name_f]Rebecca[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_f]Rebecca[/name_f] [name_u]Louise[/name_u]
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f]
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f]

[name_u]Timothy[/name_u] [name_m]Russell[/name_m]
[name_u]Timothy[/name_u] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_m]Russell[/name_m] [name_u]Joseph[/name_u]
[name_m]Russell[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_u]Henry[/name_u] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m].
[name_u]Henry[/name_u] [name_m]Marshall[/name_m]
[name_m]Peter[/name_m] [name_u]Daniel[/name_u]
[name_m]Peter[/name_m] [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Marshall[/name_m]

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[name_u]Timothy[/name_u] [name_u]James[/name_u] was the first/middle combo I had in mind!

I have to say everyone has given amazing suggestions and I love that they’re actually things I would consider! So many names I’ve seen suggested are often so far out from what someone seems to like I wonder if they saw the original post haha. I will be running these by my husband and seeing if there are any bites!

[name_u]Love[/name_u] so many of these, you actually got my first name (Bridget) on your girl list, I’m impressed! :wink:

I like both [name_u]Timothy[/name_u] and [name_m]Russell[/name_m] for you.

I know you aren’t fussed by the sibset matching, but I just noticed looking at your kids’ names that P is the only initial that doesn’t repeat. So perhaps a P name, either as first or middle, could work? There’s lots of great options that I think meet your criteria:

[name_u]Percy[/name_u] / [name_m]Percival[/name_m]


For a boy I’m vibing: [name_u]Sawyer[/name_u] [name_m]Gordon[/name_m] , [name_m]Chester[/name_m] [name_m]Vincent[/name_m] , [name_u]Arthur[/name_u] [name_m]Jacob[/name_m]

For a girl I’m vibing: [name_u]Laurel[/name_u] [name_f]Frances[/name_f] , [name_f]Hannah[/name_f] [name_f]Therese[/name_f] , [name_f]Alice[/name_f] [name_f]Georgette[/name_f]

Of the ones you mentioned, I think [name_u]Timothy[/name_u] is best! :slight_smile:

On middles for [name_u]Timothy[/name_u]: [name_u]Timothy[/name_u] [name_u]James[/name_u] , [name_u]Timothy[/name_u] [name_m]Warren[/name_m] , [name_u]Timothy[/name_u] [name_u]Carlisle[/name_u]

Hopefully these help :slight_smile:

One of my fave girls’ names! Maybe you could get it in as a middle: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

[name_m]Collin[/name_m] [name_m]Russell[/name_m] or [name_f]Kate[/name_f] [name_f]Eloise[/name_f]

Don’t find our ahead of time. Finding out at birth is THE BEST! Such an amazing moment

I’m still brain storming names….
With Edw@rd, Eli$e, Ph1llip and M@rgaret how about…


[name_f]Anna[/name_f], [name_f]Hannah[/name_f]