I am due with twins, boy and girl, November 9th. The last name is Hoffman.
The boy name is where I need some help. We have Hazel Clover picked for our girl. For the boy Drake is the middle name, this is a family name.
I am interested in h names for the boy as well and have had Heath and Hudson on my list. We are also considering Arrow. I don't want a too common name, too trendy or too weird name.
My concerns have been that Heath may be too hard to say with the last name, Hudson too trendy and Arrow too unusual.
What are your recommendations?
I think Hazel and Hudson Hoffman is a lot to say. I think the same about Hazel and Heath Hoffman, and Heath Drake seems too choppy. So of your choices, I think I'd lean most toward Hazel and Arrow Hoffman, except I think you're right that Arrow crosses the line into too unusual.
I recommend Forest. Forest Drake Hoffman is unusual enough to balance Hazel Clover, but not unheard-of.
I also recommend one of my friend Mairzy's favorites: Sterling. Same as Forest: Sterling Drake Hoffman balances Hazel Clover, but isn't an unheard-of name.
I love the sound of Ezra with Hazel: Ezra Drake and Hazel Clover. It's perhaps a little trendy, but on par with the trendiness level of Hazel.
Name update! Markie writes:
This is very belated update sorry! The kids actually came in September, 8 weeks early and before your post. They are healthy and wonderful. We did go with Hazel Clover and Arrow Drake. My husband loves the name Arrow and I loved that he was so passionate about it. A friend later suggested that we should have named our girl Beau. Get it? Bow and arrow! Thanks so much for the help anyway. I love hearing about baby names and the blog is so much fun. Keep up the good work!