I'm due June 20 with a boy and would love some input from you and your very wise readers!
We have a 3-year-old girl named Dorothy Elizabeth (called Dorry), who we named after our grandmothers, and we love the name. Now, with our boy, we'd sort of like to keep the family-meaning theme going, but it isn't absolutely necessary, since his middle name will be Robert, which honors both our dads.
Ever since we got engaged, we have liked the name Vance, my father's middle name. But when we got pregnant, we found that it had sort of lost some of its allure over time, maybe because we'd just been thinking about it for so long. Also, I love nicknameable names, and Vance doesn't offer much besides Van.
We also like the name Desmond. Is that crazy? I'm worried it might be a little crazy. Yes, we did fall in like with the name because of the show Lost, but we wouldn't be naming him specifically after the character or anything. Although we are big fans of the show, which premiered one week before we got married, so it would have some nice meaning for us. But maybe...crazy? Also, I read somewhere that it's considered an African-American name, and we are not African-American.
Other names we like...Barnaby, Bruce, Henry, and Theodore (until we realized it was actually pretty much "Dorothy" backwards, and that would be weird, wouldn't it?).
Our last name sounds like "Dale."
Thank you so much!!
Oh, I love the name Barnaby! That was on my list too!
I admit it kind of appeals to me that Theodore and Dorothy are similar like that! Wouldn't those be fun twin names? And Dorry and Theo make such cute nicknames. But I see what you mean.
I think Desmond is perfect. Dorothy and Desmond, Dorry and Desi, OMG too wonderful. Desmond Tutu has made the name a popular African-American name, but not in a way that eliminates the name for non-African-American babies. And being on Lost has made the name familiar again.