Captain for a boy.
What names are you too chicken to name your babies? - Page 2
Briar Rose is lovely too. I know a wee girl named that (and her brother's called Fynn, which is also pretty awesome, although getting annoyingly trendy these days).
well, our last name is "stern" (is that disclosing too much? don;t stalk me now ) and there's a yiddish name that religious jews use fairly often "shterna."
dh has been begging me to use that name because then using the nickname it would be "shterny stern."
actually it's kinda cute and i've had strong public opinion to use it but i don't know if i could do that to a kid....although i do know a "Goldie Gold."
I know a Frank Franko and he is the Fourth!
I've always loved the french name MIREILLE, but I know no one in this country could pronounce it correctly, spell it correctly or appreciate it so forget it. I don't think my daughter would appreciate the aggravation. But if I ever get a cat, I'm naming her mireille without a doubt!!!! Cats have no worries!
DD has a Tolkien name: Luthien. We're planning on naming this one Elessar. Runner up on DH's list were Elendil and Bard; I like Feanor and Arathorn. Elessar seems to fit, though.
Tolkien is about the only literary source I've convinced DH of; there are others I like: Vanyel, from Mercedes Lackey's Mage trilogy, and Anakin from Star Wars; big a Star Wars fan as DH is, he wouldn't go for it. There are also a variety of Norse names I considered, but DH wouldn't go for. Most notably, Brand, and anything with Frey- as a root word. OTOH, he really wants a son named for him, and I refused, so I'm happy to compromise by going with another elf name.
Gwenhwyfar, from The Mists of Avalon. And yes, we'd spell it that way. DH loves it too, but we know that nobody would ever be able to spell it or know how to pronounce it. I love the name Twilight, but that stupid series has ruined it forever! Names that I love and would totally use are Kamen and Maribor (from my favorite Star Trek episode) and Lyra (from the His Dark Materials series). I especially love Lyra. It's my favorite girl's name, but DH just doesn't like it.
We're going with pretty unique names. For a girl, Eliana Kathleen (we'll call her Ellie Kat) and for a boy, Jack Tiberius.
To OP, I have to tell you, Malcolm Reyolds Ourlastname was seriously bandied about in our house for a little while as an option for DS2, as was Carl Agathon Ourlastname. NERDS.
Names I liked that would not fly with DH: Stanhope and Theo.
Names that DH liked that would not fly with me: Cadmus, Solon, and Volker.