Here we are again having to play the name game. Just like before we are not finding out the sex of baby #2 so that means we need to come up with both boy and girl names and well I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. The first time around at by 20 weeks we had decided on our boys name: Henri Francis however now that name is off the list due to the overwhelming number of Henry’s that we know. As for girls names we had a really hard time but eventually by 37 weeks we had decided on: Everly, Evelyn or Edith and at the birth we decided that Edith was the perfect fit.
So here we are trying to make lists of names and the only thing that we both agree on so far is that:
- Henri is off the list.
- No ‘E’ names for either boy or girl.
- The name cannot have been in the top 10 most popular in the last 10 years.
- The name cannot be one that is going to automatically be shortened (examples: Abigail–>Abby, Eleanor –> Nora, Steven–> Steve)
We are ideally looking for an older name something from the 1900-1950’s. so that is why I ask what’s your grandma, grandpa or great, great-great grandparents names? Share with us for some inspiration! Or share an older name that you love.
What were your “rules” for deciding on a name?
The Name Game –> A post regarding deciding on names the first time around.