I’m about 6 months along with a baby girl (due mid [name_f]May[/name_f]), and DH and I are struggling to decide on a name for her. We already have a son, [name_u]James[/name_u] [name_u]Alton[/name_u], who we call [name_u]Jamie[/name_u]. He’s about to be 2. Looking for something that fits well with his name, as well as goes with our naming style and last name (longer, 4 syllables, starts with an S).
When my son was born, our top choice for a girl was [name_f]Sophia[/name_f] but we’ve been really turned off on that since [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] was born. Off the top of my head, I can think of 6 little [name_f]Sophie[/name_f]/[name_f]Sophia[/name_f]'s from around our community so that’s really not an option anymore as far as we’re concerned. More and more I’m thinking about using it as a middle name, instead?
DH and I tend to like classic names that can be shortened into a nickname. We want to have at least one more child, and if it’s a boy his name will be [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] (nn [name_u]Sam[/name_u]). But we’re really stuck on narrowing down our girls’ name choices. Here’s my short list:
[name_f]Annika[/name_f] ([name_f]Anna[/name_f] or [name_f]Annie[/name_f])
[name_f]Isabelle[/name_f] ([name_f]Bella[/name_f] or [name_u]Izzy[/name_u])
[name_f]Zoey[/name_f] (DH’s fave)
[name_f]Libby[/name_f] (Like it as a nickname… what could the given name be?)
[name_f]Winnie[/name_f] (Like it as a nickname, but not fond of [name_f]Winifred[/name_f], [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f], etc)
[name_f]Mia[/name_f] (But not fond of [name_f]Amelia[/name_f])
Any suggestions in a similar style? Middle name suggestions? Realistically I know we still have months to make a decision, but I’m feeling anxious about not having a solid idea yet. Boys’ names just come easier to us. Help!