I never in a million years thought I'd have trouble coming up with names for my children but here I am, wanting the perfect name for our second child and not feeling anywhere close. I am due February 19 and feeling the crunch. My husband is very opinionated and I'm to the point where I don't even know what to suggest for fear of his veto.
Our first child is a girl we named Sierra Mary. The name Sierra we simply just loved, and the name Mary was after several grandmothers. Ens is our very short, harsh German last name and a difficult name to compliment in my opinion.I recognize the flow of her name isn't great but people almost never use their middle name anyway.
Baby number two is of the unknown gender. Our boys option for Sierra was Caleb Henry but I was never in love with it and Caleb is growing too much in popularity for our taste. We have since come up with Sawyer Henry if this one is a boy. Henry is, again, a family name that my husband insists on.
We have some names for a girl and currently like 'Faith' for the middle name...what do you think and what would you add? We tend to like softer, slightly different names, definitely not traditional for the most part.
Hailey (very common)
Kaitlyn (very common)
Mikayla (quite common)
Annika (I like it my husband, not really)
Acacia (my husband likes this one, to me it's a little too different or something)
Do you know, my favorite from your list is Acacia. I wouldn't have thought of the name myself, but when I read it on your list I thought with pleasant surprise, "Hey! That's a good name!" It's very unusual but not hard to say, and the sounds are familiar. I think it's a great sister name with Sierra, and I like the way the AY sound in it coordinates with the AY sound of Faith. Acacia Faith, very nice.
Because Acacia is a botanical name, it brings to mind another possibility: Juniper. Juniper Faith. Juniper Ens.
Which makes me think of Brierly, a very pretty name I think goes well with Sierra. Sierra and Brierly. Brierly Faith. Brierly Ens.
Or Willow. Willow Faith. Willow Ens.
Moving away from the botanical: Paisley. Paisley Faith. Paisley Ens. Adorable.
Braelyn. Braelyn Faith. Braelyn Ens. Sierra and Braelyn. Nice.
Keely. Keely Faith, Keely Ens, Sierra and Keely. Pretty.
Name update 02-26-2010! Carla writes:
Carla Ens here. I thought I'd let you know that I had a son February 23 and we named him Sawyer Henry as planned. I loved and appreciated everyone's suggestions. Had Sawyer been a girl the name would be Kiana Faith. Although I really liked the ideas of Braelyn and Briarly my husband once again vetoed those! Thanks again.