I am 25 weeks pregnant with my 5th child and I am runnin out of name options -especially bc it's my 4th girl!!
My kids names are:
Hyte James (boy)
Hayes Veronica (girl)
Gray Lucille (girl)
Lula Jewel (girl)
We have tried to use family names on the first or middle name of all of our kids, but it doesn't have to be the first name.
Our last name starts with an m and ends with -en sound. 2 syllables .
Here are some of the options we have discussed
Betty opal (number 1 on my list, but I can't commit for some reason)
Floy Rebecca (husband hates)
June (I like the old feeling and she's due in June)
Other family names include:
Betty and floy are also family names.
So... As you can see our options are kinda limited!
I don't like trendy names or names that end with -en. I want it to be feminine, but not overused!!
Can you help me?!? Thanks!!
The challenge here is that the girl names in the sibling group made a sudden swerve after the first two. In 2010, the name Hayes was used rarely, and almost exclusively for boys (214 boys, 15 girls). Gray is harder to track, because many children were named Grayson/Graydon/etc. and perhaps add to the number actually called Gray; in 2010 there were 202 boys and 50 girls named Gray/Grey---more unisex than Hayes, but still used much more often for boys. But Lula, while unusual like the others (67 girls in 2010) is very feminine, and exclusively a girl name in the U.S.
The first step, I think, is to determine whether you'd like to veer back toward your original plan of unisex/boy names for girls, or if you want to keep Lula from feeling like the exception.
Possible names to fit more with Hayes and Gray:
But I think my inclination would be to keep Lulu from feeling like the odd one out. Betty seems like a good choice for this: Lula and Betty sound like a good pair, as do Hayes and Gray. Alma, Ida, Iva, Opal, and Mildred also seem like good fits with Lula.
I love the name June, but I think it's too familiar and common (and its popularity is rising) to go with the rest of the sibling group. It works beautifully as a middle name, however: Alma June, Ida June, Iva June, Betty June.