Hi, I am due at the end of September and my husband and I STILL haven't picked a name out for the little one. We don't know what we are having, so we really need boy and girl suggestions. We already have a daughter named Virginia Leigh. Leigh is my middle name as well as my father's (his spelled Lee). We usually call her Virginia, but sometimes use Ginny as well.
Lately, we have really been diggin more modern names. I am afraid of choosing something too modern because Virginia is such a classic, traditional name. Should we choose something more classic for this one as well?
For a girl, we like (but aren't in love with) Rosalie and Fiona. Some more traditional names for a girl that we like (but again aren't in love with) are Elizabeth and Margaret. I think we have decided on Jane as the middle name. I love the name Millicent, but my husband is on the fence about this one.
As for boys, we both like Edmund, but think it sounds too harsh with our last name (Haggerman). What do you think? We haven't thought of middle names either. We have also tossed around Braden. Braden might be out though, because I am afraid people might think it is supposed to be Brandon. Am I just being weird now? My husband and I really need help with boys name, especially ones that go with Virginia.
We need your help!
I like ALL your girl names, and I like them all with Virginia. I think if you were suggesting names such as Kaylee and Jaiden I would gently steer you toward something less contemporary, but your choices work. Other names to consider:
Annabel Jane Haggerman (AJH), Virginia and Annabel
Clara Jane Haggerman (CJH), Virginia and Clara
Eliza Jane Haggerman (EJH), Virginia and Eliza
Felicity Jane Haggerman (FJH), Virginia and Felicity
Violet Jane Haggerman (VJH), Virginia and Violet
On to boy names. Hm, Edmund Haggerman. I think you're right that it's a mouthful, but would you call him Ed? Ed Haggerman sounds great, as does Eddie Haggerman. I'm trying to make this work because I like the name Edmund. Would you consider Everett? Everett Haggerman.
As for Braden---may I gently steer you toward something less contemporary? Braden is a name that fits more with the Kaylees and Jaidens, less with the Virginias and Edmunds. A name I think balances beautifully between contemporary appeal and traditional roots is Owen. Owen Haggerman.
What do you (and I mean all of you, not just Lucy) think of the name Jasper? I've been toying with that one for awhile. Jasper Haggerman. This is getting disorganized; let's make a list.
Everett Haggerman, Virginia and Everett
Owen Haggerman, Virginia and Owen
Jasper Haggerman, Virginia and Jasper
Garrett Haggerman, Virginia and Garrett
This is going to be a long poll, but I think we're up to the challenge. Since we don't know if the baby is a boy or a girl, please choose one boy name AND one girl name.
Girl names (250 votes total):
Rosalie: 40 votes, 16%
Fiona: 25 votes, 10%
Elizabeth: 16 votes, roughly 6%
Margaret: 20 votes, 8%
Annabel: 32 votes, roughly 13%
Clara: 40 votes, 16%
Eliza: 28 votes, roughly 11%
Felicity: 27 votes, roughly 11%
Violet: 22 votes, roughly 9%
Boy names (250 votes total):
Edmund: 37 votes, roughly 15%
Everett: 50 votes, 20%
Owen: 94 votes, roughly 38%
Jasper: 37 votes, roughly 15%
Garrett: 32 votes, roughly 13%]
[Name update! 09-22-2008
Thank you so much for all of your advice and suggestions. It gave us so much more to talk about. This is Lucy's husband. We just wanted to let you know that my wife gave birth late last night/early this morning to a beautiful baby boy.
Owen Jasper Haggerman
We really hadn't thought of either names, but immediately fell in love with both as soon as we read them. Thank you again for all of the suggestions!
Kevin, Lucy, Virginia, and the newest addition Owen]