I have a 3.5 year daughter named Alexandra Brielle, but we call her Allie 99.5% of the time. We also have a 1.5 year old son named Keegan Gregory (Gregory is my husbands middle name). Keegan and Alexandra seem so different, but the Alexandra was picked in a last ditch effort to name her. I still don't love her name. My husband liked it when he picked it and he loves it now, I was so frustrated that I ended up agreeing and never could come up with anything I liked better. I do like the nickname options she has, and I like that she has a good grown up name to fall back on. So if all else fails, I guess that would be a good thing to duplicate in another girls name... nn options, nice adult full name. I LOVE my sons name. This time around, I still can not find one girl name that I more than kinda like. Not one girl could I picture as MY BABY.
Our last name is Parker.
Boys names I love (in this order)
Boys Middle Names
James (just kinda like it)
Girls names I kinda like:
Genevieve (Genna/Jenna) (this is the only that doesnt get deleted off the list everytime we start over... but I still dont love it)
Elisabeth (Lissa) I dont like the beth part but I like that its long like Alexandra... friend suggested Elisabelle and I like the sound, but i'm just not sure here...
Claire (does this fit with Alexandra?)
Anneliese (I dont like the nicknames and I know people will try to call her Annie/Anna or even worse Elise)
Emmeline (Emmie... dont know about this one)
Madeleine (Maddie... lots of little Madison's running around with this nickname, and I am sure about the full name)
Girl Middle Names
Arianna (husband likes)
Names that I can't use...
Ashleigh (no Ash names)
Names that we have discarded...
Kieran, Logan, Luke, Landon, Lincoln, Caleb, Tiernan, Callum, Connor
Sophia, Ava, Samantha, Gabrielle/a, Amelie, Embry, Emerson,
Feel free to bring up the discards if you think they fit. I mostly need girl suggestions, but I would love opinions on what fits with Keegan the best as far as the boys name go.
Also, after this baby... we may end up trying one more time... so if you could pick the two best boy names and two good girl names, that would be even better!
For a girl, I suggest Anastasia, Cassandra, Penelope, Philippa, or Philomena. They're all nice long Greek names, like Alexandra, and in fact I think they favorably emphasize the ancient-Greek elements of Alexandra.
Or to go a different route, perhaps Felicity, Arabella, Clarissa, Josephine, Evangeline, or Susanna: all long and feminine like Alexandra, but without the Greekiness. I also like Annabelle as the first name.
I notice all your boy names are Celtic; I wonder if you'd like Celtic girl names?
To narrow down the boy names, you could choose your favorite of Lachlan, Declan, and Cullen, since they all have the same ending. Since you have two each of Ls, Ds, and Cs, whichever name of those three you choose, you could choose a second boy name from the names starting with the other two letters. So, for example, if you choose Declan, that would rule out Lachlan and Cullen (same ending), and then it would rule out Deacon (same starting letter) and you'd choose from Liam and Camden. If you chose Lachlan, that would rule out Declan and Cullen (same ending), and then it would rule out Liam (same starting letter) and you'd choose from Deacon and Camden. My own favorites:
Keegan, Declan, and Camden
Keegan, Declan, and Liam
Keegan, Lachlan, and Camden
Or of course you could choose none of the -lan endings and go with something like Keegan, Camden, and Liam, or Keegan, Liam, and Deacon. There are so many good combinations.
For middle names I like Declan Nathaniel, Camden James, Liam James, Lachlan James, Deacon James, Cullen Michael---but I think most of the middle names match up nicely with most of the first names.
I would use Callum (from the discard pile) over Cullen, because I'm worried that Twilight's Edward Cullen will have a long effect on the name Cullen.