I would love some input, opinions and suggestions for sibling names (boy AND girl) for our son [name_u]Sage[/name_u].
We love his name and feel it fits him very well. However, since naming him, I’ve been surprised to see how many people think of [name_u]Sage[/name_u] as a girl’s name only. We do love a lot of unisex names, previously I would have described our style as unisex & word names (& subtle nature/spiritual theme). Our plan back then was to name a sibling [name_u]Quinn[/name_u], no matter if boy or girl. However, now I feel that [name_u]Quinn[/name_u] is totally out because it’s become way more popular for girls… in a similar vein as [name_u]Sage[/name_u], actually.
So I’m unsure of which path to take for naming our next child. We still love the same kinds of names. I would like it to be a little more clear which gender the kid has, but at the same time I don’t want my firstborn to have the “girl’s name” while the second one has a very clearly gendered name.
Right now, for example, I am loving [name_f]Seraphine[/name_f] for a girl. It works with [name_u]Sage[/name_u] I think, they both have a subtle spiritual theme and [name_f]Seraphine[/name_f] is more girlish than [name_u]Sage[/name_u], so [name_u]Sage[/name_u] becomes a bit more male-sounding, I feel. I also like [name_f]Sophie[/name_f]/[name_f]Sophia[/name_f], although might be a bit too popular at this point…
For a boy, I’m still in love with [name_u]Elias[/name_u] and it’s a family name. It didn’t feel quite right for our first one when I was pregnant, so I could see us using it for the next one if it’s a boy. However, do [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_u]Elias[/name_u] sound like girl and boy?
I also still like names like [name_u]Zen[/name_u], [name_f]Lux[/name_f] and the like, but after having gone somewhat minimalistic with the first one’s name, might like something less out-there for the second one… Or at least use [name_u]Elias[/name_u] as the mn.
I feel like for another boy, I want a name that’s similarly unisex as [name_u]Sage[/name_u], but not as girlish-leaning like [name_u]Quinn[/name_u]… because I don’t want my boys to be “the boys with the girl names.”
Hoping for lots of input!!! Thank you