DS is Eli Pavan (pronounced PUH-vun). DH is Indian, I am American. For my first, I wanted an American name first and Indian name second so that I could be sure I could pronounce it. Eli is the only boy name DH and I both liked, Pavan is DH's nickname since birth. His mother was going to name him Pavan, but her MIL disapproved, so she named him something else and called him Pavan anyway.
This baby will be Indian name first, American name second. My rules are that I have to be able to pronounce it, it has to sound good in both English and Hindi, and it shouldn't mean anything too religious -- no naming after gods or wives of gods, etc. If it is a girl, we are considering giving her my middle name, Jo, which was my
nickname from birth, and is a family name. Hard to find Indian names that go with Jo, though.
This time, I'd also like to hold off on the final decision on names until we meet the baby. I like DS's name, but I've never been quite sure it suits him. That's if we can find more than one name we both like, of course.