I need help! We are expecting our first child, a boy, Feb. 27, and we are nowhere near choosing the name. I've given my husband several choices, but he doesn't really like any of them. I thought we had our list narrowed down to three, but I asked him about the names the other day, and he didn't really seem too excited about any of them. First, a couple rules:
- No names that begin with N. Both our first names start with N, and I don't want to be stuck using that letter with all our kids.
- Our last name is Hilton, so I don't want any names that end with -ten, -tan, -ton. Nothing rhymey.
- Names I like but we won't use for various reasons: Noah, Eli, Luke/Lucas, Max, Sam, Jack.
One problem I seem to keep having is I like the name until I say it with our last name. I don't like the way anything sounds with Hilton! One day I thought, "I really like the name Harris Hilton." But I couldn't figure out why it sounded so familiar. Then I remembered Paris...
We had my list of names narrowed down to:
Oliver James or Oliver Hays
James does not have to be the middle name, but it is a family name that seems to go well with everything. Hays is my maiden name, so I've considered using that too. My husband wants to use Jaxon as a middle name (I don't).
I had decided I liked Levi best of those names, but my husband tells me last night he doesn't think it sounds like our baby's name (with no other explanation). The only name he has suggested is Malachi. I like Malachi, but I think it's too different for us.
Other names I've suggested, but he says no (or "I'll think about it") to:
Trace (I really like the way Trace Hilton sounds)
The thing with all these names is that I don't know anyone named them, so I have a hard time imagining what the name will look like on an adult. Please help us, we are both so indecisive and hate making big decisions. I just feel like I need someone else's opinion. Thanks!
If you both like Malachi but it seems too different to use, I wonder if you'd like Micah or Malcolm?
I like S-sound-ending names with Hilton: Bryce Hilton, Charles Hilton, Marcus Hilton, Miles Hilton, Rhys Hilton, Ross Hilton. But I'm worried that some of them sound a bit uppercrust.
Some more possibilities:
I think my favorites are Charles (Charlie) Hilton, Wesley (Wes) Hilton, Joel Hilton, Ross Hilton, and Seth Hilton.