I’m not yet expecting but hope to be soon! In the discussion of starting a family my husband and I have stumbled upon the discovery that we do not have the same tastes in names. We both like unusual names, but I like names that have a classic feel whereas my husband just like whatever sounds “strong” (which, based on his picks I’m still trying to understand what that means to him). So! For fun and to maybe help us think outside the box, I thought I’d ask for some suggestions.
There are only two names we have yet to agree on:
Kestrel (girl, nn Kes)
[name]Bromley[/name] (boy, nn [name]Brom[/name])
We’ve discussed Kestrel [name]Elm[/name] as a possibility, but I’m not sure if it sounds right with our 2 syllable last name and I’m also afraid the -el and [name]El[/name]- run into the other too much.
We can’t agree on anything to go with [name]Bromley[/name]. Our last name also starts with a B so I’m looking for something to break it up without making it choppy or too formal sounding. My husband likes [name]Bromley[/name] [name]Bear[/name], but that’s too much alliteration for me.
We’ve also considered using 2 middle names to maybe help the names flow smoothly with our last name. It’s not traditional in our families, but they already won’t like the names we do, so why not!
Thanks so much!