My name is Amy, and my husband's name is Dallaway, but he goes by his middle name, Jacob. We have 5 sons (!). Twins: Jones Milo and Dallaway Miller who are 8, Foster Henry, 6, Maguire Thomas, 4, and Lanham Grant, 3. We've gotten pretty good at naming boys, and assumed we'd probably be having a 6th boy and decided on Harrison Jonah. But to our surprise, we're having a girl! And we're completely lost! We are due in June, so we have some time, but it is really stressing me out that we have no where to begin! My husband's family naming tradition kind of started our own thing. The Renyold tradition is that the first born son (who is my husband) name his first child his mother's maiden name. Many people in his family go by middle names, such as my husband. So when we discovered we were pregnant the first time, we knew our child would be Jones Milo or Jones (Joannie) Katherine. At the discovery of twin boys, we had some issues. Baby A would be Jones...but what do we do with Baby B? We decided to continue the maiden name theme so the names were similar. It just kind of kept going through the 5 boys.. We've used Jacob's mother's and both grandmother's middle names (Jones, Dallaway, and Foster). Then moved to my mother and paternal grandmother for Maguire and Lanham.
Now, we can't decide if we should try to continue the last name theme with our little girl or just pick a name we like. She is likely to be our last (but we said that with the last 2. ; ) ) I would want her to have a family name in there somewhere.
Useable family (not last names) names:
HazelMollySusannahLast names that could be used:
Harrison (not for my daughter, ever)
KeetonBaily (our best bet for a girl with last name. This is my great grandmother's maiden name).
Names I like: (husband hates the first 3, but is open to use as a middle name. He isn't particularly fond of any)
MillyRose/Rosie (not with Renyold, though)AudreyClaraJulia
Names he likes:Sterling (I'm afraid it's a bit too masculine seeing as we do have 5 boys. I don't want her to get lost in the testosterone. But I like it.)
Ella (too popular for me, but would consider Eleanor)
(he's kind of all over the place)
We can't seem to agree on anything! Right now, we have considered:Clara Allison (my favorite)Hazel FelicityAmaryllis KatherineSusannah EleanorClara JaneBaily SterlingAmaryllis Keeton (husband's favorite)Please help us!!
Name update! Amy writes:
Our little girl surprised us all by making an early appearance 2 weeks early. Our beautiful red headed blue eyed little gal came into the world May 18th at 6:43 p.m. weighing in at 6 lbs 3 ounces, 19 inches long. We had a few naming choices in hand at the hospital, and after seeing her, we knew she was our Felicity Keeton "Renyold". We love her and her name, and her brothers are all smitten with their "Lissie". Thank you and your readers for your help!!