I know this is very late notice, but I'm hoping for some outside advice and suggestions.
I wish I had found your blog a couple months ago!
I am due with a baby girl in a couple days, but it looks like she will probably be late like her brother was.
My name is Jenna, my husband is Josh, and our son is Jacob Gavin (Gavin is a family name I've always loved).
We did not intentionally choose a "J" name for him and don't want to continue with the "J" names.
I always said that it was a good thing he was a boy, because my husband and I could never agree on a girl name. Well, I was half joking, but now I'm due to have a girl and she still doesn't have a definite name! I need help!
Some requirements are:
1. It sounds good with our names, even though it doesn't start with a "J". I especially want it to go well with Jacob/Jake.
2. It cannot end with an "S" or "S" sound because our last name starts with an "S".
3. Nothing made up/no creative spelling
4. Not too popular, but not too weird. Jacob is so popular (which I don't seem to mind with my son), but I would like something less popular for our daughter. Top 100 would be OK, but probably not top 10.
Names that I have suggested:
Peyton (this has always been a favorite and is a family name)
Cara (my son suggested it and I love it, but hubby doesn't)
Eva (I love it, but it does not go with our last name as it has an "eve" sound in it)
Brenna (I love this too, but it's out because it rhymes with my name)
Other names that I like, but are too popular right now
Names my husband has suggested
Miriam (I really don't like this)
Elise (which is nice, but runs together with our last name)
Megan (I think it's OK)
Possibilities that we both like:
Addison (a little too popular right now for me)
We are thinking of using Malia for a middle name since we recently moved to Hawaii and it is Hawaiian for Marie which is my middle name as well as my mother's and my grandmother's . However, I'm OK not using it if it doesn't go with the first name.
I really would like to try and honor my grandmother with a middle name and her name was Anita Marie, so maybe another version of Ann or Marie (I've never cared for Marie, I think because every other girl I knew growing up had the same middle name!)
I love the old classic names that don't go out of style, but I also like names that you don't hear all the time. I would love a name that is feminine, but still strong and not too cutesie, and it needs to go with Jacob. I just think there is a name or name combination that we haven't thought of. Maybe we have thought of it, I just want to know which sounds best! With the move and everything I just feel like I haven't been able to focus on names and now she's going to be here! Please help!
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
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