My husband and I found out last week we’re expecting a girl (our first). I should have known it was a girl when it took us two minutes to agree on a boy’s name prior to finding out.
Now we’re stuck. Our tastes seem to be all over the map (classic, hippie, super feminine, completely gender neutral), but we seem to overlap on the more gender neutral names. If possible, I would like to somehow use my grandmother’s name. Her first name is [name]Julia[/name] and her maiden name is Haverty. With this in mind, I suggested two first name options last night that seemed like they might work with both our tastes:
DH loved [name]Waverly[/name] (and I love [name]Waverly[/name]; I associate it with The [name]Joy[/name] [name]Luck[/name] Club) and was lukewarm (but didn’t veto) Haverty. If we go this gender-neutral, less-common route, I’d like to stick with a classic and feminine middle name to give her an option about what she would like to go by as she gets older. If we went with [name]Waverly[/name], I’d love to use [name]Julia[/name] as a middle name, but it doesn’t seem to sound right. [name]Jules[/name] sounds better to me, but we’re back in gender neutral territory there. I’m not dead set on using part of my Grandmother’s name, though it would be nice, but I’d love to see if people have other thoughts.
For Haverty, [name]Grace[/name] immediately comes to mind as an option for a middle, but I’d love to hear other ideas as [name]Grace[/name] is so common now (again, not a deal-breaker, but I am just wondering if there’s a similar sounding name that might be slightly less popular). I actually love “[name]Waverly[/name] [name]Grace[/name]” but it’s too close to “[name]Waverly[/name] Place” from the area in NY/TV show.
Any feedback is welcome! Thanks!