I can't believe that even though i am now 9 days overdue with our second son we still haven't quite hit upon the right name for him and so i am writing to you for some help. Our first son is called Theodore Magnus, both names we absolutely love and luckily we knew very early on that we would call him by those names. Infact we would actually love to name our second son Magnus but feel that we can't now given that we have already used it as Theodore's middle name.
We are looking for boys name that work in both Engand and Norway as i am British and my husband is Norwegian ( and currently live in Norway) Many names don't translate due to the different pronunciation of certain letters ( i.e. I becomes E in Norwegian and J becomes Y ) and the 3 different letters in the Norwegian language Å,Ø and Æ, sadly make names like Torbjørn unusable because in the Uk no one would know how to pronounce it, even though i love it.
So far we have Tobias, Jonathan ( despite the different pronunciation in Norwegian being Yonathan), Ruben, Albert, Sebastian and Jacob on our list but we just can't seem to decide on any one of them. My son seems to think the new baby will be called Jonathan and i think Ruben goes well as a second name....but we would love any suggestions that you have to help us make a decision.
My husband has just suggested Sebastian Aurelius but i feel that it is a bit much especially as we have a double barreled surname! What do you think?
Name update! F. writes:
We finally decided to call our baby Sebastian Tobias...phew, thank you for all your help.