Years ago, one of the bloggers wrote a post asking for the assistance of Hellobee readers to find a name for her child. And man, that was a great idea! So here I am, to share a bit about where we are at with names and see if anyone has any advice or ideas! Because, hi friends, we are knocking on the door of the third trimester without a clue in the world what we will call this little guy.
Finding our first son’s name (Colin Harrison) was easy, in part because we were following the Jewish tradition of naming after relatives who are no longer with us. His first and middle names both use the first letters of family we’ve lost, with a C and an H, there were limited choices in general, and Mr. Confetti and I were able to narrow each name down to 2 or 3 choices and then the right name just sung to it.
This time, we are blessed to not be tethered to a starting initial for this little guy’s first name. While I am more than thankful to not be naming after people (yay for healthy, living parents and grandparents), having the entire alphabet at our disposal has left the door too wide open. In general, we have a handful of “meh” names, but nothing that seems to be screaming this baby boy’s name yet.
Here’s the criteria:
- Mr. C disagrees with me on this, but I would like to stay out of the SSA Top 10 or 20.
- No more “C” names – we’re done with the letter.
- We generally like “classic” and normally spelled names that wouldn’t trip anyone up with spelling or pronunciation.
- Must flow with Colin – I figure I’ll be shouting, “Colin, ___, stop that!” as they are getting into trouble together throughout their childhood…and probably forever.
- We both tend to like biblical names, but that isn’t mandatory at all.
- Irish is acceptable (duh: Colin) but not preferred (no need to have a whole brood of Irish names, since we aren’t even remotely Irish ourselves).
- We are going to pick an “I” name for the baby’s middle name in honor of my husband’s grandfather, but there aren’t any “I” names that sing to me as a winning first. But still, whatever the first name is, it needs to flow well with a middle name that starts with “I” – which makes names that end in certain vowels a bit tricky. (“I” middle name suggestions welcome as well)
- Names Mr. C likes that I have vetoed: Jacob, Ethan, Keith, Sean
- Names I like that Mr. C has vetoed: Adrian, Jonah, Dylan, Parker
Help, help, help! Any ideas guys? I’m opening the floor to suggestions – ready, go!