Thank you all so much! It’s so funny to see so many suggest [name]Alice[/name] Nightingale, as that is the name I lobbied hardest for when pregnant with [name]Caleb[/name], before we knew he was a boy. DH shot it down, but as he’s given me free reign this time… Also, I can’t believe I forgot to mention [name]Hans[/name] [name]Christian[/name] [name]Anderson[/name]'s The Nightingale. I don’t know that [name]Alice[/name] fits the best with [name]Caleb[/name] and [name]Annabel[/name], though. Also, I’m not a fan of reusing first initials.
I’m becoming completely sold on Nightingale for the middle, though. [name]Nick[/name] and I were both, inadvertantly, named after the first males in our paternal lines to come to [name]America[/name] ([name]Nicholas[/name] and [name]Christian[/name].) [name]Caleb[/name] received [name]Nicholas[/name], and should we have another boy, his middle will be [name]Christian[/name]. We chose [name]Annabel[/name]‘s middle name before her first. [name]Hope[/name]-is-the-thing-with-feathers has always been my favorite poem. It makes my heart swell just thinking about it. Nightingale does the same thing. I love the fairytale and [name]Keats[/name]’ poem. We both come from musical families, so that fits, as well. To top it off, my great-grandmother was a great bird lover, the nightingale being one of her favorites. Now to find the perfect first name to go with it.
ETA: Our last name is only 5 letters long and 2 syllables.