Finding it almost impossible to find a boy’s name! For a girl our favourites are [name_f]Edith[/name_f] (which we can’t use) and [name_f]Maeve[/name_f].
Outside the UK top 80, and ideally not on a steep upwards trajectory
Not a surname or place name (and not ending in -ton or -son)
One or two syllables
We tend to like ‘old’ names
Not beginning with H
Names we like:
[name_m]Peter[/name_m] - probably can’t use this although it ticks all our boxes
[name_u]Ray[/name_u] - like this, but we’re pretty certain we’ll use [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] for a girl. I think [name_u]Ray[/name_u] and [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] sound too similar for siblings, and prefer [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]>[name_u]Ray[/name_u]
[name_m]Jethro[/name_m] - like this but worry it’s a bit too out there. [name_f]Every[/name_f] now and then we talk ourselves into it, but then feel too embarrassed to tell anyone the name we’ve chosen - which is maybe a sign we’re not brave enough!
[name_u]Jude[/name_u] - like it, but a bit too popular for us
[name_m]Torben[/name_m] - I like it, husband used to but has changed his mind
[name_u]Jesse[/name_u] - both like it but we have close female friends and relatives called [name_u]Jess[/name_u], so think it would be a bit too much
Names I like but husband doesn’t: [name_u]Rex[/name_u], [name_m]Ragnar[/name_m], [name_m]Ernest[/name_m], [name_m]Ivo[/name_m], [name_u]Asa[/name_u]
Any suggestions welcomed - thank you!