It’s so nice to get some outside-the-box perspective on names!
I will run all your name suggestions by my hubby-- he is incredibly picky about names (he likes Cierdan but not [name]Kiernan[/name], etc.) so that’s half of what has made this decision so tricky! [name]Don[/name]'t get me wrong, I love that he’s just as discerning as I am, it just makes it really hard for us to agree on boy’s names! ([name]Rowan[/name] was the ONLY boy’s name we could agree on by the time our son was born and it’s taken some serious searching to find any others since then!)
[name]How[/name] do you pronounce [name]Cian[/name]? I’m not too keen (ha ha) on the KEE-yon pronunciation but have sometimes heard it as KEE-en or [name]Keen[/name]? I doubt my hubby will go for it since his brother has a --rather annoying-- friend that pronounces it KEE-yon.
[name]Jill[/name], I haven’t read the Twighlight books or seen the movies at all but have been kind of turned off by the fact that most of the people I know that love it are high school girls. Hardly indicative of a classic work of fiction. My sister-in-law is a fan so I know it would probably come up. [name]Cullen[/name] is such a beautiful name though! Argh!
Anyway! Our current top three are Cavin/[name]Cavan[/name], [name]Cullen[/name] and Cierdan.
Cavin would actually be an homage to his grandpa, [name]Calvin[/name], and reportedly means “handsome.” (Although behindthename.com has a different opinion.)
[name]Cullen[/name] also means “handsome” and is a great name, as has already been established!
Cierdan means “shipwright” and is actually a name from [name]Lord[/name] of the Rings so that gave it major kudos in our books and probably puts it at the top of the list for my hubby.
[name]Callum[/name] is another favorite of mine, but we plan on naming out first daughter [name]Calla[/name], so unless we change our minds, that’s not an option.
I never thought it would be this hard to find names for my children! I guess as a child obsessing over names I didn’t take into account that I would have to accommodate another person’s preferences!