We are expecting our first child on March 17th! My husband and I are having a difficult time finding names that we're in love with. I have loved the name Charlotte for a very long time - it was my grandmothers name (she passed away when my mother was only 2). Charlotte is also the name of my first cousin, named after our grandmother. I was feeling very confident that I was OK with naming my babe Charlotte - I don't believe anyone "owns" a name or that it would be a terrible thing to have two Charlottes in the family - she would be my child's second cousin, and there would be 20 years between them. The middle name for Charlotte would be Flora - We chose Flora because both of my hubby's grandmothers are named Florence - and mine is named Rose (flower = flora) - I love the way it flows - AND it pays tribute to all the grandmothers. In the past month or 2, I have been feeling less jazzed about Charlotte, I'm not sure why. I now like Auden - I would use the middle name Danielle (my dad is Daniel, and my husband has a uncle Danny that passed away recently) and Dylan - I would use Rose for a middle name - (Rose is my grandmother's name and my sister's middle name.) So these are the 3 girl names we've come up with that Id love some feedback on:
NOW - the major issue? BOY NAMES! This is so difficult! I can't seem to find anything that really speaks to me. I like the name Miles, Miles Daniel - but other than that, nothing has been jumping out, for first or middle names. I like the name Jasper - but that sounds harsh with our last name - Begins with a F, is one syllable (5 letters) and very German sounding. My husband has mentioned liking Dexter, but that doesn't do anything for me. We both are leaning towards older sounding names, but are quite open at this point! My husband is also Jewish (emphasis on the ish) and he would like to use names that honor people in our families. Though he is not dead set on this, there are a few names in particular that he would like to use - or use a derivative of (first letter works): Harry, Danny, Aaron, Frederick, Florence.
Here is our list of boy names, where only 1 sounds "right" so far.
Any help would be amazing!
One thing I notice is that you have a lot of style variety in your options. I think in your shoes I'd start by thinking of names I might want to use for future children, and see which category of names you prefer. If you're leaning more toward Miles and Daniel, I'd go with Charlotte for a girl; if you're leaning more toward Wyatt, I'd go with Dylan or Auden. And since you like Dylan for both girls and boys, it may be that you'll want to use Dylan for your first child regardless.
Hey, you wouldn't want to consider the name Florence, would you? It's one of my recent top favorite girl names. I lovvvvvvvvve it. It's strong and feminine, and Florrie is an adorable nickname. I think it's due for a revival, just like the Charlottes and Emmas. Florence Charlotte is pretty, or I like Florence Rose even better. Oh, wait, though: your surname is one syllable and starts with F, and maybe that would be too harsh with Florence. If your surname were Fiest, for example, that would be Florence Fiest. Well, actually, I still like it a lot.
I also suggest Audra, Audrey, and Aubrey since you like Auden. I like all of them with the middle name Rose.
And I suggest Delaney, since you like Dylan. Delaney Rose.
On to boy names. I, too, have trouble finding ones that bowl me over. I think Miles Daniel is wonderful: both of those names are on my own boy list. Here are a few other boy names I wonder if you might like: