The tricky part will be deciding between our preferences when we’re actually expecting. I am definitely more of a traditional name-person, much like my mother. He likes “strange and uncommon names”-- Fahren?
But we did agree on [name]Alexander[/name] (nn [name]Xander[/name]) because then it could go both ways.
I thought of [name]Torin[/name] ([name]Toryn[/name] for F)… didn’t tell him that one. For some reason, it sounds close to Fahren but I like it a lot better. Maybe “fah” is too nasaly for my liking. And that BF’s last name is Polish (and therefore uncommon)… I don’t know, I just think they would look too intense or something together. Oh and it starts with a B so some initials wouldn’t work.
What about [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Brendan[/name]? I would really like to be able to use my [other] friend’s name in there. He’s not an ex or anything because that would be awkward haha. I think the name flows well.
jill - thanks for that list! My favourites from the girl section are [name]Eva[/name] [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Eva[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name] and [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]. ([name]Eliza[/name] seems like a clash to me. ‘[name]Charlotte[/name]’ sounds regal to me, and ‘[name]Eliza[/name]’… kind of the opposite. I’m thinking [name]Eliza[/name]-[name]Jane[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] from [name]Little[/name] House on the [name]Prairie[/name], there was an 80s(?) tv series about it that I saw)
Because of BF’s last name, and that it starts with B, I think it’s best to avoid names that start with B that have harsh-sounding consonants. And the ‘cl’ in [name]Declan[/name] is something to avoid for sure. I like only [name]Rowan[/name] from that list really… And I like all of the names under the [name]Alexander[/name]-esque link. And strangely, none of the exotic names appeal to me. I like [name]Nora[/name], [name]Vivian[/name], [name]Amelia[/name] & [name]Emiline[/name] (but they’re too close to my sister’s name), [name]Eleanor[/name] & [name]Lydia[/name].
rbyndlrsn - thanks for the note about italian currency! BF’s family is Italian actually (and Polish), and being in [name]Britain[/name] means they might have heard of that already anyway so the association of that pronunciation might be ‘too much’ for them. But me being in [name]Canada[/name] has never heard of it.
Wow that got long. Sorry!