I just found Nameberry today via a google search on names and I am go glad I did, as we are at a loss right now. I feel like my husband and I have looked at so many names, and need fresh eyes on our list. (We have a strict policy of not telling any of our friends and family the name until after the birth)
Our first son’s name is [name]Jude[/name] [name]David[/name], which came to us pretty easily. Although I was adamant at first that our child would not have a “J” name (my name is [name]January[/name] but I got by [name]Jannie[/name] most of the time, and my husband is [name]Jonah[/name]) we both just really fell in love with it. And we picked [name]David[/name] because it’s both my father’s and his father’s name, as well as my husband’s middle name, so it was kind of a no brainer.
We are not finding out the sex. Also, what is your stance on nicknames versus full names. [name]Freddie[/name] is my absolute favorite of all of our boy names, and I love how [name]Freddie[/name] [name]John[/name] ([name]John[/name] is my brother, I know I know, but I promise my two other siblings don’t have J names!) sounds, and can always be shortened to the more formal [name]Fred[/name]. Or is [name]Frederick[/name] the way to go? We also hate surnames as first and middles. My middle name is [name]Anders[/name] (my grandmother’s maiden name) and I always hated it.
Boy first names we like:
[name]Freddie[/name] (maybe [name]Frederick[/name]?)
[name]Alfie[/name] (the husband likes it, but I still need convincing)
[name]Graham[/name] or [name]Graeme[/name] (we would say it [name]Gray[/name]-um)
[name]Henry[/name] (may be too popular)
[name]Alistair[/name](no good nicknames, and it’s kind of a mouthfull)
[name]Emmett[/name] (Twilight. Damn you, [name]Meyer[/name].)
[name]Ezra[/name] (don’t want people to think we’re going for some religious theme, as [name]Jude[/name] is derived from [name]Judah[/name] historically)
[name]Rufus[/name] (not sure)
[name]Mungo[/name] (I know it’s wacky, but there’s something about it I really like!)
Phinneaus (husband doesn’t like it that much. would be called Phin)
we want to keep a theme and give very classic middles.
[name]Eliza[/name] (or [name]Elizabeth[/name]? but we hate [name]Elizabeth[/name])
[name]Lucy[/name] (my favorite, along with [name]Evie[/name])
[name]Florence[/name] (shortened to [name]Flora[/name])
[name]Imogen[/name] (his favorite)
[name]Clementine[/name] ([name]Clem[/name], [name]Clemmie[/name]?)
[name]Evie[/name] (my favorite, along with [name]Lucy[/name])
We are also open to suggestions not on the list. Thank you!