Recent lurker, first time poster. I’m due in [name_u]January[/name_u] with my first, and we’ve decided to wait and be surprised by the gender of the baby, which leaves us with the agonizing task of picking not one, but two names! I feel like I’ve gone through just about every name between name sites/apps and lurking on NB posts for inspiration.
Below are the names we’ve been thinking of so far, but I’d love any inspiration you wise name sages could offer me! Our last name is 3 syllables and Italian, rhyming with Rodeo if that helps with suggestions.
Boden/Beauden (nn [name_m]Bode[/name_m]/Beaudi - this is our top pick so far, I’m just torn on spelling and don’t want to use [name_u]Bodhi[/name_u] for the spelling of the nn)
[name_u]Archer[/name_u] (nn [name_m]Arch[/name_m])
Stratton (I like the strength and feel of it, but I don’t think it goes super well with our last name)
Luca and [name_m]Cole[/name_m] are also names I’ve loved in the past, but they’ve gotten too popular for my liking.
For middle, we haven’t talked too much about it, but I’m leaning towards my late fathers name ([name_m]Edwin[/name_m]) or my husband’s name ([name_u]Michael[/name_u]).
[name_f]Stella[/name_f] (my late grandmothers name - though my brother says he “claimed” it for use a few years ago)
I also love [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] and [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] (nn [name_f]Mia[/name_f]) but feel they are too popular for me to use them now.
For middle, I’ve been considering [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] (for my sister) or [name_f]Josephine[/name_f] (my great grandma) but my husband isn’t too keen on either. I also love [name_f]Adaline[/name_f], and I wouldn’t use it as a first because I don’t want an [name_f]Addi[/name_f].
Would love to hear your thoughts and name suggestions!! Thank you