I’m having b/g twins in [name]March[/name]. You all were a great help in choosing our girl name, and I thought we had our boy name for sure, but I’m getting cold feet so I’m back for advice.
Our older DD is [name]Wren[/name]. I don’t like to post her full name, but it is worth mentioning that her nickname is [name]Lulu[/name] (from her mn).
Our girl twin will be [name]Eden[/name] [name]Sophia[/name] [name]Elise[/name]
Our ln starts w/ J and is a two syllable, common ln
We had picked out [name]Vale[/name] for our boy. Dug it out of a family tree, a gr-gr-gr relative. Mostly, the family tie was just an excuse to pick it, bc we really like the nature meaning of it and the unique sound. In fact, [name]Vale[/name] is the first and only name both DH and I have ever really loved together. As recently as a month ago, I thought it was simply the most perfect name in the world for our son.
And then I made the mistake of telling people.
Well, apparently, unknown to me, said relative went by his mn, and no one living actually remembers him, so no one has emotional ties to the name and they’re not too keen on the choice. (let it be said NO ONE liked [name]Wren[/name] when we picked it, they’re a family of very traditional namers). They say [name]Vale[/name] is “not a name, weird, bad, not fair to do to a boy” and on and on.
So, now I’m getting cold feet. [name]Worth[/name] mentioning, DH still loves [name]Vale[/name]. In fact, he’d probably kill me if he knew I was seriously considering asking for a change, bc we said we were set :oops: We haven’t picked a mn yet, but are looking for a classic male name that sounds nice w/ [name]Vale[/name].
Okay. Here’s where you all come in.
I’d like your input on three things.
Can you tell me what you think of [name]Vale[/name]? If you like it, can you tell me why? If you don’t, why not?
I know it is out there, but does it seem useable? I think I can disregard my family’s opinion just fine if I know a larger mass of namers think that it is at least a acceptable name.
Suggestions for a mn for [name]Vale[/name]. Looking for a classic boy name and not coming up with anything off the family tree. We are only looking for one mn for our boy (in our families, only women have two mns)
If you don’t like [name]Vale[/name], suggestions for another boy name to go with [name]Eden[/name] and [name]Wren[/name] ([name]Lulu[/name]). I really would like the name to evoke the same naturey, light spirit as [name]Eden[/name] and [name]Wren[/name].
Thought it might be helpful to include our short list and our long list so you can see what names we’ve been over. If you like a short-list name, please do let me know.
Short List (these are the ones DH and I both agreed on)
[name]Bram[/name] (okay, actually, DH thinks [name]Bram[/name] is okay, but he prefers [name]Vale[/name] then [name]Asher[/name])
[name]North[/name] (this one is barely on the short-list bc DH wasn’t really into it, but it didn’t get completely nixed)
[name]Long[/name] List (these are all nixed for various reasons, but thought they’d help give you an idea of taste and where we’ve been)