My cousin is pregnant with a boy and due in July. She is overwhelmed a bit with everything, as she is single and this was a surprise. She also had no idea how difficult it would be to find a name!
My cousin likes traditional names but not names that are too common. She does like somewhat unique names, as long as they are not "off the wall." Her sister has a baby named Daniel, so that is out. Four names that she has come across so far that she likes are:
My cousin definitely wants to use the middle name Michael (after her father). This is her first child. The other complicated factor is that my cousin is not sure which last name the baby will have - hers or the father's. Hers rhymes with "Wiley" and his with "Keen."
So it will either be Baby ____ Michael Wiley or Baby ____ Michael Keen.
Oh, I do like the name Terrance! I have a highly positive association I mentioned a few posts ago, with the nice boy in my elementary school who didn't try to step on the girls' toes during square dancing. And it goes well with both surname possibilities.
My own favorite name on the list is Ian, but only with the surname that sounds like Wiley. If she ends up using Keen, the name Evan is similar to Ian but might sound better with it (depending on what the surname actually is).
And I think Nathaniel and Brendan are both great names too, so I'm hesitant to complicate things by adding to her list! And yet that is what I do, and so onward!
I like Wesley if the surname is Keen, though not if it's Wiley. Wesley Michael Keen.
I like Gideon either way, though more if it's Wiley: Gideon Michael Wiley, Gideon Michael Keen.
I like Elliot either way: Elliot Michael Wiley, Elliot Michael Keen.
I like Sebastian either way: Sebastian Michael Wiley, Sebastian Michael Keen.
I like Edmund with Wiley, but it's a little hard to say with Keen: Edmund Michael Wiley, Edmund Michael Keen.
I like Phillip either way: Phillip Michael Wiley, Phillip Michael Keen.
I like Jonathan either way: Jonathan Michael Wiley, Jonathan Michael Keen.
I like Simon either way, though I'm less sure about Simon Wiley (too much long-I sound?): Simon Michael Keen, Simon Michael Wiley.
Name update 07-10-2010! Farrell writes:
Brendan Michael Keen was born on June 26, 2010. Baby and Mommy are doing well:) He is a big boy and is healthy...I am still waiting for my cousin to send me a picture!!!