We are expecting no.5 (likely to be 5th and final though I think my husband said that last time😊).
I do like patterns/rules with names and sets of names. I always had a thing for girls names ending in a, hence [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f], [name_f]Francesca[/name_f] and [name_f]Thea[/name_f].
they also all have 2 middle names.
Our 4th was a boy, a huge surprise and it threw us. We just couldn’t agree. After 5 weeks of discussion, and days before needing to register him (we have 6 weeks in the uk) we compromised on [name_m]Zander[/name_m] [name_m]Zachary[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m].
I did not like spelling [name_m]Xander[/name_m] with a Z. But dh wanted [name_m]Zachary[/name_m] which I had grown out of. Only thing I liked was the er sound being similar to the ar sound of the girls.
[name_m]Fox[/name_m] was something I’ve loved since [name_m]Fox[/name_m] Mulder but remarks from my mother made me unsure about it as a first name.
Several weeks later with his name still not sitting right we started calling him [name_m]Fox[/name_m]. And that’s his name. And yes my mum calls him [name_m]Fox[/name_m].
Sooo now we’re into names for number 5. I’m convinced baby is a girl though we won’t find out for a few weeks yet. Dh is helping which he usually doesn’t do until later.
Problem now is I want to stick to the pattern but he doesn’t like any of the girls names I suggest that end in a (e.g. [name_f]Aria[/name_f] (now very common anyway) or [name_f]Raia[/name_f] or [name_f]Alaia[/name_f] or [name_f]Etta[/name_f] etcetc)
Only one we agree on is [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] nn. [name_f]Trixie[/name_f]/[name_f]Pixie[/name_f]. We live close to the [name_u]Lake[/name_u] District and [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] and that whole area is really special.
But but it breaks my pattern and that’s a bit arghh!
Only other one I love is [name_u]Quinn[/name_u] but a one syllable first name seems even more of a break…except we have [name_m]Fox[/name_m] though officially he is [name_m]Zander[/name_m]. So [name_u]Quinn[/name_u] likely as a middle.
Only boys name we agree on is [name_m]Oz[/name_m] but not keen on longer versions! [name_m]Just[/name_m] not sure I can call him [name_m]Ozias[/name_m]!
Thanks for reading, I feel a bit stuck!
Also on my list: [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f], [name_f]Asha[/name_f], [name_f]Jetta[/name_f], [name_f]Kira[/name_f], [name_m]Ilya[/name_m], [name_f]Zara[/name_f], [name_f]Cora[/name_f], [name_f]Caia[/name_f]
[name_m]Asher[/name_m] (he hates this!) Zephan, [name_u]Rowan[/name_u], [name_m]Atlas[/name_m]
[name_m]Anderson[/name_m], [name_u]Emerson[/name_u], [name_m]Samson[/name_m] (he is [name_u]Sam[/name_u]), [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m].
I don’t mind [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] but not keen on [name_m]Gabe[/name_m].