I am due on Oct. 18th and are have struggled with possible names this entire pregnancy - especially girl names! We have two little girls and don't know if this baby is a boy or girl. Here's what our family looks like right now:
Mom - Elizabeth
Dad - Russ
3.5 year old - Jane (goes by Jane/Janie)
2 year old - Ellen (goes by Ellen/Ellie)
Our last name rhymes with "Bottle"
If we have a boy, my husband would like to follow his family's tradition of naming after grandpa's. Going with this, we would name the baby boy William John. My husband is pretty set on this name but I have a couple of issues with it:
* His nickname would be Will and "Will Bottle" sounds funny to me. Something like an unfinished sentence??
* I don't want to switch the names and have a John William b/c there are already 2 other John's in the family.
Unfortunately, we have no other options for boy names so we are open to new ideas...
As for baby girl names, we have struggled trying to match the other girls without being too similar. Our top names have been Claire, Lillian (Lilly), Mary and Lucy but have reservations about all of them. We both like Claire and Lilly but are concerned they are becoming too popular. I like Mary more than my husband but am concerned that Jane, Ellen and Mary almost sounds boring?!? Lucy was a late addition and my 3 year old loves it but I'm once again concerned that it is growing in popularity and will be one of the next "It" names.
As you can tell, we like simple, traditional names that aren't overly common. Please help with any suggestions!!!!