So after many years of being a name nerd and following these forums, I’m pregnant with our first - a boy. [name_f]My[/name_f] husband and I had a solid list of 3 boys names and 3 girls names before the pregnancy, but the boys names just don’t feel right to me anymore and I need some help!
Boys names are:
Girls names for reference are:
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] is my absolute favourite girls name, and we would have readily used it had this baby been a girl, and would definitely use it in the future.
I don’t feel like [name_u]Lionel[/name_u] flows well with [name_f]Iris[/name_f], and I’m big time into nicknames, and it just feels too formal without a nickname. I like [name_u]Leo[/name_u] (this is all we’ve come up with) but it’s very popular in general and in my area.
[name_m]Solomon[/name_m] would be nn [name_u]Sol[/name_u], and [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] could be [name_m]Hugh[/name_m] or Go casually. However, the more I think about both of these names, the more they just don’t sound like my son. Maybe they could grow on me? [name_f]My[/name_f] husband loves both.
Other boys names I like:
[name_u]Jude[/name_u] - husband is meh
[name_u]Elliot[/name_u] - husband’s cousin has a kid named [name_u]Elliott[/name_u], whom we’ve never met. Still a possibility but could be a bit weird
[name_u]August[/name_u] - nn [name_m]Auggie[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] - sounds a bit close to our dog’s name
[name_u]Finn[/name_u] - not sold on any of the longer names for this, and would want a formal name
Any suggestions or thoughts on this list are much appreciated! I had thought it was a girl and it was comforting to think about the baby as [name_f]Iris[/name_f], and now I feel at a loss because he has no name.