We can only agree on one girls name - Hannah - but I don't know if that will be the name we go with.
For boys, we agree are far more names. Jacob, Ryan and Zachary are our top 3, with Andrew and Tyler in the mix as well.
Other names that we agree on are Kaitlyn, Mason, Matthew, Natalie and Nicholas but we really do not want to use the name initial or similar initial (Connor/Kaitlyn) twice.
What do you guys have picked out?
I like lots of your choices!
We never decide until baby is born.
Our top girls name is Ainsley, but I think we're slightly worried since it doesn't start with an "E" that she will feel left out! We have liked Ainsley since 2007 after our first DD was born.
Other girl names we have considered are Eve, and Emily.
Boys is a lot tougher. DH has been wanting to use Maverick for a middle name FOREVER and I never let him I might have to give in this time! After all, it is only a middle name. For first names we will likely do Ethan or Ezra. DH likes Ethan and I am not so hot on it....
I hope it is a girl so we don't have to argue about boy names!
DH likes Mason. I like the name, but I hate it with our last name!
I like Jack or Elizabeth. We haven't even discussed girl names yet. I won't give much thought until we find out what we are having. No sense it getting in a fight over something that we may not event need to use. Although he DH did pick out DS first and middle name (I agreed with them). I gave DD her first name and DH gave her her middle name. I have a feeling with his one if it is a boy he will name it Mason even though I am deadset against it!
The kids want to name the baby a silly name, why I don't know! They always suggest things that aren't even names!
I like your name choices too Rachel!!!!
I hear ya on the C/K names. My daughter is Kennedy and our current leading girl name is Cora. The ladies here say they sound good together but I'm still on the fence about how similar C names are to K names. All K names are definitely out since we have Kennedy.
Our boy name is fairly decided Marshall Lewis is our boy name. Lewis was DH's dad's name and it has already been used in the family as a first name so we decided to honour him by using it for a middle name. DH's dad passed away when DH was 19...a massive heart attack in front of my poor DH.
When we were pg with DD we loved the girl names Olivia and Sophia but they are now way too popular so they are out. I tend to lean away from anything top 100.
What do you ladies think of this...because we are thinking Cora for a girl...DH doesn't want any middle names that start with a vowel. He thinks the ending A in Cora make it not go with middle names starting in vowels. I get what he's saying but I don't think you can say that about EVERY middle name. For example, Cora Elizabeth sounds good, doesn't it?
Hummmm.....the name debate rages on!
I can see what your DH is saying about the vowel middle names, but I agree, not with ALL vowel names. Cora Elizabeth is nice. I think you'd just want to stay away from middle names starting with "A".
We have a girl's name picked out. But no middle name. Especially since we have the issue of not naming after living, and the middle names we would want to use from deceased on one side are the names of immediate living family on the other side. My SIL just named her son's middle name after DH's grandfather, so I'm happy since we couldn't have used it, and I don't like it anyways. We have NO boys names. And NO list. And I hate them all! So that's that. I pretty much refuse to even entertain boy's names until we would find out - and we are staying team green. Unless one comes to me in a dream or something. And all E names for boys are out since all 4 of my nephews on DH's side are E names - a little overdone! Luckily, if it's a boy, we don't do the naming until the 8th day after the baby is born, so we'd have a little time to figure something out.
Heather - my DD's name is Saphira. We loved it because it's not the ridiculously popular Sophia, instead it is unique, but still sounds enough like a normal beautiful name vs. something that is really "unique". I'm talking to you Hashtag's parents. And I agree about the middle name starting with a vowel. One middle name we came up with for a girl starts with an E, and the first ends in A - and I do have a bit of trouble with the pronunciation of the two. So I do agree with your DH on that one.
Rachel - I think Hannah is timeless and beautiful and simple. It's my niece's name.
Sandra - we entertained Ezra briefly for our first. But I still wasn't set on it. Then DH's best friend used it a couple months later, which I was happy about since it solidified in my mind that it wasn't right for us. And my SIL just named her son Ethan - which I guessed she would months before, I'm proud of that guess. But E names are completely out for us for the same reason they are desired by you! All our nephews on DH's side. It's just too much and I already don't think my FIL can keep them straight!
I already mix my kids names up. I don't even want to imagine what it would be like if we had Ella and Eli, Emerson and Emily. BAH HA HA! Name buddies.
The E's were not intentional at all at first, but now I feel like we can't turn back!
Love everyone's name choices
Heather: ITA that it doesn't apply to all vowel names, just A ones that start with the same sound (which is most that say "aah"). I seriously don't think Cora and Kennedy are too close. It would only be annoying to me personally if you changed Cora to be spelled with a K. I have nothing against names with same first letters (we almost did this with my two) except when the normal spelling of a name is changed to fit the trend.
We haven't discussed names at length yet; DH needs to know gender first We had a hard time naming out DS (Dane) and had Brody, Gavin, Caleb, Corbin, and Dax in the running. DH is in love with Corbin so we might end up using that if its a boy. It isn't my top favorite but if you knew how hard it was for us to agree last time you'd understand why I'll settle! For a girl we'll be starting from scratch. Her middle name will be Jade (which is my MN too) unless we decided to use it as a first name.