We’ve decided to be surprised instead of finding out the sex of our babies so we’re trying to come up with two girls names and two boys names to cover our bases.
The two names we fully agree on are [name_f]Daphne[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f] and [name_u]Atlas[/name_u] [name_m]Xavier[/name_m]. [name_f]Mae[/name_f] and [name_m]Xavier[/name_m] are family namesakes.
My style is recognizable but not often heard, not easily mispronounced (my husband has an often mispronounced name and it doesn’t bother him but it makes me crazy) and ideally outside of the top 200. I had to be talked into [name_u]Atlas[/name_u] because I thought it might be too common but my husband really loved it and honestly so do I.
Names I like but my husband doesn’t like:
- Orlando (heartbroken over this one)
Names he likes but I don’t like:
- Ursula (I actually like this one and it’s a family name but I can’t get over the pop culture connotations)
Names we wouldn’t use:
Names that sound like last names [name_u]Archer[/name_u], [name_m]Harrison[/name_m], [name_u]Anderson[/name_u], [name_u]Kennedy[/name_u], [name_u]Jackson[/name_u], [name_u]Carter[/name_u], etc.
Other names I have X-ed on NameBerry are [name_f]Cressida[/name_f], [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f], [name_f]Calliope[/name_f], [name_m]Graham[/name_m], and [name_m]Xander[/name_m]. No hate if you love these names. They’re just not my style.
Also prefer to not have matching initials or anything that feels overly matchy in general. We’re struggling particularly to find boy names we like. Thank you in advance for your help, name experts!