[name_m]Hi[/name_m] Berries! (sorry in advance - this got long!)
Two more months until baby boy #2 joins us in this weird world. We’ve landed on [name_m]Beckett[/name_m], which is perfect for a number of meaningful reasons. When it comes to his middle name, though, the conversation is a revolving door. He will be little brother to [name_m]Bruce[/name_m] [name_m]Abel[/name_m] R____and.
[name_m]Beckett[/name_m] [name_u]James[/name_u] - a middle name we had long before settling on a first. [name_u]Truth[/name_u] be told, the inspiration is DH’s favourite explorer, [name_u]James[/name_u] Cook. But Cook is a controversial figure here in Australia, and while I was on board at first, I’m really second-guessing the choice even though we don’t have to advertise the fact that this was the spark.
[name_m]Beckett[/name_m] [name_m]Charles[/name_m] - a direct reference to the city where Hubby and I first met and lived until we got married. Also the name of my wonderful father-in-law. BUT, we always said we wouldn’t use family names because we don’t want to leave anyone out. I’m not sure how my side of the family would feel about this.
[name_m]Beckett[/name_m] [name_u]Rhys[/name_u] - love the meaning, love the sound. But our surname starts with an R. Is that alliteration too much?
[name_m]Beckett[/name_m] [name_u]Fionn[/name_u] - the only other option that DH is super on board with other than [name_u]James[/name_u]. He has strong Irish roots, and I love [name_u]Fionn[/name_u]. But once again, I’m questioning the flow with hard endings to all three parts of the name.
Any insight or additions are much appreciated! I have too much time to spend thinking about this lately.