I’m not pregnant or even trying to conceive at the moment, but I am already thinking about the next baby. I have a four month old daughter named [name]Genevieve[/name] B”atrix, and our last name is three syllables beginning with an S and ending in -son. Our original plan was to call [name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Evie[/name], after a good friend of ours who is partially responsible for bringing my husband and I together. However, now that I see how popular [name]Evie[/name] is becoming, we have decided to avoid [name]Evie[/name]. Also, when we’ve tried calling her [name]Evie[/name], it just feels forced.
We are thinking [name]Genevieve[/name] will be [name]Genny[/name] for short, though we haven’t committed to it yet, and we can’t agree on a spelling (I like [name]Genny[/name], my husband wants [name]Jenny[/name]). Also, her middle name is an homage to a very close teacher and friend, a Frenchwoman named B”atrix who passed away six years ago. She was like a mom to me. We are pronouncing [name]Genevieve[/name] the standard American way, B”atrix the same way my teacher pronounced it ([name]BAY[/name]-uh-treece).
Boys are difficult for us, name-wise. Our boy name for our daughter was [name]Oliver[/name], which my husband was okay with, but didn’t love. He really wanted [name]Mack[/name], which I despised at the time, but am starting to not hate. It just sounds too nicknamey to me. My husband says we can’t use [name]Oliver[/name] again because it was our boy name for this baby, and we have to start fresh with each kid. I’m feeling that [name]Oliver[/name]'s become too popular anyway.
So far, the names that I am feeling have the most potential for our future kids are:
[name]Cormac[/name] (to get to the [name]Mack[/name] nn)
Please share opinions and any other name ideas you have! Thanks so much!