I'm due September 24 with our fifth baby - gender unknown. Our others are Liberty Skye, Eden Rayne, Sterling Blaine, and Ruby Alexandra. Ruby and Sterling have family names for middle names, the others we picked because we liked. But this time around - my husband likes Charles (family name) but I do not, and Gideon - also one I really do not care for. He hasn't mentioned finding anything he remotely appreciated for a girl. (Three girls and one boy later, probably because he's just hoping it's a boy!) I love River Elliot for a boy but my husband isn't crazy about it and we've tried thus far to avoid the same first initials among kids. My choice for a girl is Colleen Brooke - but it's been cast aside by my dear husband as well. Chloe was in the running for Ruby, but was cast out because it's quite popular these days. Asher, Galen, and Sawyer are some of my favorites for boys, and Greta, Nina, Josie and Ainsley for girls - but all have gotten "the frown".
Reuben was a favorite when Ruby was due, but would be awkward to say the least at this point. Another name we both somewhat like is Silas. Brynne is one of my favorites for girls' middle names - I like one syllable for the middle since our last name is three syllables. It begins with F so we've left all the names also beginning with F alone, and it ends in "uh", making Dahlia and Deliah - both past considerations - sound a bit repetitive and not necessarily in a good way.
Getting my husband involved in the naming process is difficult - mostly, he reads through the 20,000 names book we have and doesn't like any of them. Frustrating! Any ideas or suggestions? We like names that aren't terribly popular that are spelled "normal". I really would like to find a name with a great meaning, but several times through the baby name book later, I'm not finding anything we can agree on.
So far all of your children have word names; I'm inclined to continue that. This is more difficult for boy names:
Forest (repeats surname initial)
Reed (repeats sibling initial)
Roman (repeats sibling initial)
Shepherd (repeats sibling initial)
You'll notice I did some REACHING: the names Pierce and Wade, for example, are not considered word names in the same way Liberty and Ruby are word names---but it's enough of a tie-in to feel like they fit in, without being an overwhelming theme. And Shepherd is usually spelled Shepard when used as a name, but I got a little carried away with my self-imposed Must! Be! Words! theme.
Girl word names are so MUCH easier, they pass into being HARDER: there are so many choices, it's hard to even sort through them. Flowers! Jewels! Virtues! Emotions! Birds! Colors! But ruling out -uh endings will help, and we can also rule out names that would make other names too word-like: no Garnet or Pearl or Scarlett with a Ruby, for example.
Laurel (repeats sibling initial)
Some of these are iffy: the V of Verity might be too close to the F of your surname, and both Verity and Clarity might be too close to Liberty; Haven may be too similar in flavor to Eden; Honor might go too wordishly well with Liberty; Joy and June might work better as middle names.
For non-word names, your husband might like Galen better for a girl than for a boy, and I wonder if he'd like Gibson instead of Gideon? Nolan comes to mind, too.