I just finished updating mine and then saw this! Definitely perfect timing. I’ve gotten a lot of new, great suggestions and inspiration here lately, so added in new names and some combos. As well as our current top two names: [name_f]Isla[/name_f]-[name_f]May[/name_f] [name_f]Tove[/name_f] and [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] Otso [name_m]Durant[/name_m].
[name_f]Isla[/name_f]-[name_f]May[/name_f] is a combination of Southern US/Scottish vibes which is where half of our family is from and where we live, and [name_f]Tove[/name_f] is after [name_f]Tove[/name_f] [name_m]Jansson[/name_m] (creator of Moomins, the first LGBTQ+ person in Finland to be recognised with a national holiday, and all in all an incredible writer and artist).
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m] is special to me because of its Anglo-[name_u]Saxon[/name_u] roots, [name_m]Durant[/name_m] is a family name, and Otso is an old Finnish word for bear that had a lot of spiritual meaning to people in Finland pre-Christianity (Finns used to call themselves “the folk of the bear” because they believed the bear was the mythical ancestor of all humans, and overall bears were the most sacred animal in Finnish mythology to the point you would never speak its real name but use euphemisms instead). I really like the idea of using Otso to honour my ancestors’ paganism, and you know, who doesn’t love bears.