Second marriage first child together

My husband and I expecting our first child together although we both have children from a previous marriage. The kids wanted to be involved in name selections and we agreed. We do not know the sex of the child yet. My new daughter [name_u]Jessie[/name_u] wants to name the baby after my husband ([name_m]Phillip[/name_m]) and my son ([name_m]Troy[/name_m]) likes the name [name_m]Anthony[/name_m]. [name_m]Phillip[/name_m] and I like the name [name_m]Adam[/name_m]. No clue on a middle name. The girl’s name choice came pretty easy but we are lost here. I guess we could go with [name_m]Phillip[/name_m] [name_m]Anthony[/name_m] but would welcome some suggestions as the kids are at an impasse and they are being typical brother and sister here (which I love that they have become that close this soon). That being said, they are driving us crazy with post it notes and fridge magnet messages. HELP!!! Our last name starts with an “E” if that makes a difference.

At wits end,

[name_m]Adam[/name_m] [name_m]Phillip[/name_m] sounds good. [name_m]Just[/name_m] please don’t name him [name_m]Phillip[/name_m] directly. What about [name_m]Marshall[/name_m]? [name_m]Marshall[/name_m] [name_m]Adam[/name_m] sounds good.

Maybe you could go with [name_m]Adam[/name_m] [name_m]Anthony[/name_m] or [name_m]Anthony[/name_m] [name_m]Phillip[/name_m]. [name_m]Phillip[/name_m] [name_m]Anthony[/name_m] is okay, but I’ve never been a fan of jrs

Thanks. [name_u]Phil[/name_u] does not like the idea of using his name but [name_u]Jessie[/name_u] is pushing hard and he has a weakness for our daughter’s wishes. He likes the name [name_u]Bradley[/name_u] but the kids are not fond. [name_u]Phil[/name_u] also like the name [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] but can’t think of a pairing.

We have time but [name_u]Phil[/name_u] and I would like to settle soon.

MyBecca along with HerPhillip

I actually adore the name [name_m]Philip[/name_m], but I also like [name_m]Adam[/name_m] and [name_m]Anthony[/name_m]. I can also see the charm in naming a [name_m]Junior[/name_m]. So much emphasis now is put into giving a name as a child’s unique identity. Honestly, naming a boy after his father (not a variation of the name or something) seems very substantial, unexpected and endearing.

I like [name_m]Marshall[/name_m] [name_m]Adam[/name_m] and so does [name_m]Phillip[/name_m]. He does not want to use the name [name_m]Phillip[/name_m] but does not want to disappoint his daughter. It had been just the two of them for so long.

She lost her Mom and wants to hold on to her Dad. And [name_u]Phil[/name_u] loves her so much. They do everything together - cook, clean, yard work, cleaning the stalls. God, they even do laundry and clean bathrooms together. I think they still hurt losing her.

We are meant to be together. We all believe that.

Thoughts are welcome. we love each other and that is what counts.

My [name_f]Becca[/name_f]

Maybe once you’ve have gotten your minds more settled on exactly what names you really want, you are your husband could offer up a few suggestions (maybe [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] and [name_m]Adam[/name_m]?) to your children, and let them choose one of them. That would be a good way to involve them without having to choose who’s suggestion you use, or if you don’t particularly love either of their ideas. Another idea would be to use both their ideas as middle names, you and your husband pick the first name and give the baby the two middle names they chose.
[name_m]Adam[/name_m] [name_m]Phillip[/name_m] [name_m]Anthony[/name_m] or [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] [name_m]Phillip[/name_m] [name_m]Anthony[/name_m] are handsome names!

I agree with @columbiacharm and suggest that you and your husband choose a first name that you love and give baby two middles, or one that all of you like. That way you do not have to choose which child gets to name baby and it is your baby to name, so I would retain the right to make the final decision. Other suggestions…

[name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_m]Anthony[/name_m] [name_m]Phillip[/name_m]
[name_m]Benjamin[/name_m] [name_m]Phillip[/name_m] [name_m]Anthony[/name_m]
[name_m]Daniel[/name_m] [name_m]Anthony[/name_m] [name_m]Phillip[/name_m]
[name_m]Marcus[/name_m]/[name_m]Mark[/name_m] [name_m]Phillip[/name_m] [name_m]Anthony[/name_m]

[name_m]Adam[/name_m] [name_m]Phillip[/name_m]!

Well you should let her know then that [name_m]Marshall[/name_m] and [name_m]Phillip[/name_m] both mean lover of horses so by an extension it’s an honor to her dad. I think that will bring her round.