saving names

So I’m interested in what you guys think about this dilemma. As soon as we had our last baby I knew that if we had another son, [name]Andrew[/name] would be the perfect name. It’s never been an absolute favorite but has been one of dh’s favorites all along. It’s a great match and after getting my top picks for 3 boy first names (dh picked [name]Mark[/name]'s and [name]James[/name]'s middles), it does seem great to give dh one of his top picks in the first spot. I also can’t think of another name that we both like and isn’t already used in the family.

Trouble is that I haven’t settled on our next’s girls name so easily especially one that sounds nice with our last name Tys0n and I’ve been very tempted to put [name]Anne[/name] high on the list. But [name]Anne[/name] would mess up [name]Andrew[/name]. My thought is to wait till what we think is our last baby and if we haven’t used [name]Andrew[/name] to use [name]Anne[/name] then. But of course you never really know when the last baby will be. We have 5 now and I’m guessing we’ll have 2 (maybe 3) more, but of course that might not happen.

So should [name]Anne[/name] go on my list or should I save my “An-” name for an [name]Andrew[/name]?

I would just wait and see what u have next,if its a boy name him [name]Andrew[/name] if its a girl use another girl name you love and wait on [name]Anne[/name] or use it as a middle

This is of course the reasonable approach and one my hubby would advocate but since I’m more than a bit obsessive about names I want my next girls name ready to go =)

I really like the other girl names you have in your signature, and would suggest what the previous poster did- let [name]Andrew[/name] have preference over([name]Anne[/name] ie, use a different girl name if the next isn’t a boy)

It seems like his feelings for [name]Andrew[/name] are stronger than yours for [name]Anne[/name], so I would let his pick trump.

Also, if you choose [name]Anne[/name], each child except [name]Katherine[/name] would have a monosyllabic name. I’d pick something longer based on that fact alone, so she blends in more.

[name]Katharine[/name] having the “long” name is a bit glaring though all the names are of a similar style. I’ve had a bit of name’s remorse on that one though she quite likes her name. I do gravitate towards shorter names and am not sure if I should go with something longer for her benefit or just pick names that I love. With my last son I decided it was better to go with a name that I liked even if it left [name]Katharine[/name] alone with her long name. And honestly if we don’t go with [name]Anne[/name] for the next girl it could quite easily be [name]Grace[/name] which has the same issue. [name]One[/name] could argue that since [name]Katharine[/name] will be in the middle of a big family, not blending in is okay.

I do agree that I have stronger feelings towards [name]Andrew[/name].

I’m not super happy with any of my current girl choices with my last name but do think [name]Anne[/name] or [name]Annie[/name] works with it.

@io, it seems you like the strong, dignified, core classic names. With Tys0n, I’ve thought [name]Frances[/name], [name]Margaret[/name], and nearly any form of [name]Mary[/name] would work well, as would anything ending with A (i.e. [name]Lydia[/name] Tys0n, [name]Anna[/name] Tys0n, [name]Joanna[/name] Tys0n).

[name]Princess[/name] [name]Anne[/name] and [name]Prince[/name] [name]Andrew[/name] can pull the [name]Anne[/name]/[name]Andrew[/name] sibset off.
Obviously the names sound alike, however if you love both names a lot then I don’t think An/An is that bad.

Thanks for the feedback with [name]Tyson[/name]. I’ve been quite tempted by [name]Mary[/name]/[name]Marie[/name]/[name]Maria[/name] but since we have a [name]Mark[/name] already I keep crossing it off my list. My first name ends with -a and I do like it with [name]Tyson[/name]. I’ll take a closer look at more of the classics ending in -a.

I guess you are right. We haven’t repeated first initials yet which is nice but it’s not a definite rule.