I am due with my second child on October 4th. We are having a girl who will be sister to Gabriel Lane. We have narrowed the list down to a few names and but are stuck now. We like unisex names, even if more masculine, as well as cute boyish nicknames from longer, feminine names. The middle name will be Ruth, after a deceased grandmother, or Brucie, after a deceased uncle. I know Bruce is an odd name but due to a large family here is not so uncommon for a girl so I feel ok with it as a middle name depending on first name choice. Here are our finalists:
Josephine (nn Joey or Josey)
Micah (Some people say this is ok as a girls name and know only girl Micahs, but others say no way, only boy)
Charlotte (nn Charlie-only reservation is it is very popular right now)
Sylvie (name from deceased grandmother Sylvia)
Thanks for the help! We are agonzing over this. I am open to new suggestions as well.
My favorite is Josephine: it gives you the cute boyish nicknames for a long feminine name, and I think it's cute with your surname and good with the middle name Ruth. Josephine Ruth Johnson is an excellent name.
My second favorite---nearly tied for first---is Sylvie. Sylvie Ruth Johnson is also an excellent name.
I don't even feel inclined to add more suggestions, with such good names already on your list.