We actually went with Indian names as more of a compromise – my ILs are very religious and strongly believe you should wait until baby is born, send the exact time of birth to a priest, who then tells you how many syllables and what sounds your child’s name should have (so that they will be happy, healthy, successful, etc). This forces people to get creative and often results in very long names – Mr. T’s is 13 letters. We had no interest in doing that and took the easy way out instead. Both kids have English middle names from my side though.
– Sita (religious meaning)
– Janaki (both of Mr. T’s grandmothers had this name!)
Boys (K and D are Kishan and Dhiren, those + below from indianbabynames.com )
Names we would never use (since we know people with them) but love:
– Supra (Supramani)
I would say that none of these are off the table should we have a third, but these were the contenders that didn’t make the cut for our first two boys, and the girl names would have been C’s first and middle if he were a girl (A didn’t even have a girl back up – we didn’t talk girl names at all for him since we held off on name chat til we knew the sex).
Husband and I had a really hard time agreeing on names. The only ones we both liked/didn’t veto were Ruby and Abigail, which ended up being Baby C’s first and middle names. My favorites were Zoey, Sof(ph)ia, Nadia. Husband vetoed all of them. His favorites were much more old school that I couldn’t get with Helen, Frances, Melinda, etc. Boy names were nearly impossible, I couldn’t even think of many. I liked Max, Leo, Noah and Jonah, but they would have all sounded awful with husband’s last name.
We didn’t get far on girls’ names since we found out we were having a boy at 20 weeks.
This is funny because Cobi was on my shortlist, but Mr. Pen didn’t like the idea of a short name as a first name. So when I found Jacobi, I knew it was perfect. My son goes by Cobi and I love it. It was the first name that when we both heard it, we both fell in love and knew this was the name.
Mr. P and I talked about names several times over the years we were trying to conceive. We are both drawn more towards classic timeless names. Some of these names Mr. P liked, but I didn’t and vice versa. We’ve kept some of them on our list for potential future children.
– Amelia (Mia)
Still like a lot of these names, but our reasons for nixing were usually because it was too popular, or because we had a friend with the name, or someone who had a kid with the same name. We also thought about how it would be pronounced with an Asian accent, and a few of these would’ve been a challenge for the grandparents. We had the same taste in names for the most part, so liking the same names was never an issue for us!
– Samuel – we considered making him a jr!
It’s a good thing we had 2 girls because I seriously had no boy names in mind! But here are a few of the girl names I considered (husband vetoed all of them!).
Our first is Joyful (last name Lee), so for our second we thought about Gracious or Graceful but didn’t want to be “that” family. Haha. So we settled on Grace and call her Gracie (my OB said not to give her official name Gracie because she said a future president can’t be named Gracie…. haha and I listened).
Here are some other names we thought about.
– Jacob (husband and late FIL’s name)
If we ever consider having a third, most of these names are still possibilities. Especially if we ever have a girl!
For the names we considered and didn’t use we don’t have many since we had less than 24 hours to choose each of our kids names. So, long lists were an option. These are girl names I LOVED but Mr. Piñata vetoed them. There is one name we both loved and is a family name on both sides, but was too similar to what our friend named her daughter that they lost at 19 weeks. And our daughter was born just a few weeks before what should have been her daughter’s due date. That name MAY be on the table for the future since it’s a similar and not the same name. And those kids would be years and not weeks apart in age.
– Isaac (this was the only other name we considered for our son but we just didn’t love it at much as what we picked for him)
– Jacob as a middle name (but we went with a family name)
If Mr O and I didn’t have to agree…
– Anna Grace
We had a hard enough time coming up with the three boys names we used, so I don’t think we had any extras!
We had a really hard time naming Charlie and Olive and didn’t name them both until it was time to leave the hospital. These were some of the names we talked about but didn’t use:
– Cole (Charlie’s middle name)
– Nina (the first 3 to keep with the jazz theme of Charlie’s names)
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Now it’s your turn! What are some names you or your SO loved/considered but didn’t use?