We need baby name help. Our baby boy is due in February---he will be our first---and we're having so much trouble deciding on a name. The main obstacle we're encountering is finding a good balance to our long, hyphenated last name (2 syllables-3 syllables)---we don't want first/middle names that are too long or cumbersome, and we can't have a name that ends in 'son' because our last name ends in 'son'. Also because of our last name, we'd prefer a first name that sounds like a first name and not like another surname (like Walker, Garrett, Parker, etc).
Right now, we're leaning towards 'Gatliff' as the middle name. It's a family name, and unusual, and goes way back on my side. The first name is where we're stuck. We prefer old-fashioned or hippie-ish names that are not terribly popular or preppy. Our top runners are Elijah (Eli) (but it's getting awfully popular), Miles, Ezra, Oliver, and Micah.
Names we've thought about but one of us has ruled out include Charlie, Owen, Julian, Asher, August, Wyatt, Sawyer, Gideon.
A last note: names we love for a future daughter include Ruby, Emmeline (Emme), and Hazel. I'd like the names of our kiddos to all be of the same 'genre', if possible.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Help?? :)
It's so useful to know the future possible girl names!
Archer (a little surnameish but Archie is so cute with the girl names)
My favorite is Arlo Gatliff. Arlo and Ruby! Arlo and Hazel! So cute and sassy!
A slightly less daring choice with a similar sass is Milo Gatliff. (Milo and Ruby, Milo and Hazel.)