I’m pregnant with our second child, gender is uncertain, and my husband and I are having an extremely difficult time picking a baby name for a boy. I’ve gone through countless names on the internet, asked for help from baby namers, forums, everything. Names we’ve gone through are:
[name]Benedict[/name] - was a solid choice, until we discovered the teasing that could come from the last syllable.
[name]Nolan[/name] - was meant for a middle to [name]Benedict[/name], too common for a first name.
[name]Lachlan[/name] - was our decision for a bit, doesn’t flow with the middle name we want now.
[name]Evander[/name] - was meant for a middle to [name]Lachlan[/name], don’t like it quite enough for a first name.
[name]Broderick[/name] - Too long with our long last name.
[name]Donovan[/name] - reminded husband of a brat in elementary school
[name]Malcolm[/name] - too mmm-y with the middle name and last name.
So, at this point, I’m quite frustrated. Last name starts with Mc, nine letters, 3 syllables. Husband really wants to use [name]Lemuel[/name] as a middle name, which was his grandfather’s name. I dislike [name]Lemuel[/name], but am making a compromise. Unfortunately, anything old fashioned paired with [name]Lemuel[/name] sounds like I’m naming a 90 year old man. Also, something shorter (7 letters or less) would be ideal.