Obviously most of us on this site are name fanatics and a good deal of us probably do know what we would like to name our entire brood, if we know for certain how many we’d like to have!
And although a first child’s name does determine a family naming style, particularly for people who have OCD tendencies (Oh don’t worry, I’m right there with you!), I actually think a second child’s name makes that style even more determinate.
For example, if you named a first son [name]Andrew[/name], you could go any numbers of directions. There’s the upper-crust classic names ([name]Charles[/name], [name]Henry[/name], [name]Thomas[/name]), the Biblical names ([name]Luke[/name], [name]Mark[/name], [name]Matthew[/name]), the popular names ([name]Ethan[/name], [name]Alexander[/name], [name]Ryan[/name], [name]Logan[/name]), etc.
I don’t know if that makes things seem easier or not, but I thought I’d share the thought anyway!
Most of all, I highly encourage you not to stress about future children while naming your first. [name]Just[/name] make sure you love whatever name you choose for this child. [name]Remember[/name] that each child is individual, and deserves to be given an individually selected name! (I’d hate to find out I was only named “X” because my brother was named “Y”!)
Besides, chances are, you will be able to find another name that fits well with the first if you have more children down the road.
Good luck to you!