Due in One Week. . .Need Help!

My husband and I are due with our second child in one week. We did not find out the sex so we are trying to go into delivery with about three names per sex. Our first son’s name is [name]Colt[/name] and it fits him perfectly. I think the fact that his name is so perfect for him is why we are having so much trouble with number 2. We like strong names for boys and cute names for girls. Old school sophisticated names aren’t really our style. We want a different name, but not something that is just totally strange. My husband loves the name [name]Boone[/name] for a little boy, but I can’t decide what I think about it. I like the “strength” associated with it, but I can’t picture the personality of a child with that name. For girls we like names like [name]Ellie[/name] and [name]Keeley[/name]. We worry about [name]Ellie[/name] becoming too popular. As for [name]Keeley[/name], I don’t really like that it starts with a “k” b/c my husband’s name starts with a “c” and mine with a “k” so I would really like to avoid having all of our names sound the same. Our last name beings with an “M” and is mispronounced and spelled incorrectly all the time so it seems that simple names are better with it.

Boys to go with big brother [name]Colt[/name]:
[name]Baxter[/name] nn [name]Bax[/name]

Girls to go with big brother [name]Colt[/name]:

Good luck!

[name]Colt[/name] and [name]Boone[/name] do seem to go well together!

[name]Ellie[/name] is becoming pretty popular and – I believe-- is bound to keep rising. So if that’s an issue, I would avoid it.

[name]Keeley[/name] is gorgeous but I can see wanting to avoid it due to all the "c"s and "k"s.

[name]How[/name] about:

Girls: (Sorry a lot of these are popular-- the style you like is very “in” right now. Would you considering picking a more formal name and using a fun nickname?)

[name]Minna[/name] (MIH-nah, not MEE-nah)

[name]How[/name] about these?

Boys: (strong/short)
[name]Mica[/name] (heard on a girl, too)
[name]Dash[/name] (can be short for [name]Dashiell[/name])

Girls: (short/cute)

sorry for the repeats! I started writing before anyone had replied, but I got busy so it took me awhile to finish and send it. Sorry! :slight_smile:

Congrats. I admire your decision to discover the gender of your baby after it’s born.

[name]Arta[/name] (After the Greek goddess [name]Artemis[/name] the huntress)
[name]Lily[/name] (known, but not quite popular)
[name]Ember[/name] (sounds nice)
[name]Ava[/name] (I’m a bird person, so I love this name)
[name]Alice[/name] (After [name]Alice[/name]'s Adventures in Wonderland)

[name]Orion[/name] (saw it on the list and thought it was great)

I think when the boys in the family have really strong names, the girls need to have somewhat strong names, too. That way the girls know that they can grow up to be assertive and have a career. Of course, in the Southern United States, there is a tradition for girls to have names that end in the y or ie sound. I have a good friend from [name]Georgia[/name] whose name is just [name]Christy[/name]. It’s not [name]Christina[/name]. She wishes her name were [name]Christina[/name] nn [name]Christy[/name]. Why not break this tradition? Let’s enter the 21st century.
There are many girls’ names that end in a y or ie or e sound that have very strong connotations such as
[name]Audrey[/name] - doesn’t sound diminutive for some reason, but you could name her [name]Audra[/name] and call her [name]Audrey[/name].
[name]Bryony[/name] - because it has three syllables, it sounds strong to me.
[name]Cecily[/name] - see [name]Bryony[/name]
[name]Chloe[/name] - this is a Greek name and ends in an e, so it sounds strong.
[name]Daphne[/name] - see [name]Chloe[/name]
[name]Emily[/name] - see [name]Bryony[/name]
[name]Flannery[/name] - I think this was originally a last name.
[name]Lily[/name] - Hmmm…I would name my daughter [name]Lillian[/name] nn [name]Lily[/name], but for some reason [name]Lily[/name] sounds strong on its own.
[name]Lucy[/name] - Again, I would name my daughter [name]Lucinda[/name] or [name]Lucille[/name] nn [name]Lucy[/name], but [name]Lucy[/name] sounds strong.
[name]Ottilie[/name] - see [name]Bryony[/name].
[name]Phoebe[/name] - see [name]Chloe[/name]
[name]Shelby[/name] - this was a male name, so it has some major clout.
[name]Zoe[/name] - see [name]Chloe[/name]
If I wanted to call my daughter a name that ended in ie or y but was a nickname for a more formal name, I would give her the formal name as her official name.
For example, I might name her [name]Katherine[/name] and call her [name]Katie[/name]. I would never name my daughter just [name]Ellie[/name]. I would name her [name]Eleanor[/name] and call her [name]Ellie[/name] as a nickname.

Strong, short names for boys are usually not my style, but many of them are very handsome. I particulary love the name [name]Reed[/name].

Strong and short names for boys:
[name]Bryce[/name] - but it is trendy
[name]Jack[/name] - see [name]Jake[/name]
[name]Jake[/name] - very popular, but a great name

I like [name]Boone[/name] with [name]Colt[/name], but here are some possibilities as well…

[name]Bo[/name] or [name]Beau[/name]

[name]Joss[/name] (could be short for [name]Joslyn[/name])
[name]Faith[/name] or [name]Faye[/name]
[name]Jo[/name] (could be short for [name]Josephine[/name])

I hope this was helpful and good luck!

Wow, good luck to you! I have this cool, westerny image when I hear [name]Colt[/name]. Tough but yet also sophisticated as he grows up. SO with that in my mind the first names I thought of were:


For some reason only boys names popped into my head- who knows but good luck!

I love [name]Colt[/name]! You’ve got a lot of awesome boys suggestions already. For a girl, I’d suggest a fairly short name.


For a boy I think:

[name]Colt[/name] and




You’ve got a ton of great suggestions already, and I don’t have a big list for you but I thought [name]Nash[/name] would be perfect with [name]Colt[/name].
Also, I agree with what [name]Susan[/name] said, especially about how a girl should have a strong name too.

When I first saw the suggestion of [name]Baxter[/name] early in this thread, I was struck at what a great name that is. I think it would be awesome with [name]Colt[/name].

I love the name [name]Colt[/name]! Here’s my suggestions, I didn’t read everyone elses so mine may be some repeats.

Boys -


Girls -