I like Harper!!
We've added a new name to our list, simple and once upon a time very common but not so much anymore, Carrie. DH doesn't really like it with our last name though, but we both like it, so it may be in the running.
I'm having a Matthew too!
And the backup names (in case there's two, which I still think is possible - and in case the early u/s was wrong about the sex) are Isaiah (for a second boy), Elizabeth (if it's a girl or if there's a girl and a boy) and Madeline (for a second girl). All the middle names are family names, not English sounding, but very identifying, so I'm leaving them out.
Aiden Micheal. Aiden means "little fire" and he is going to need a little fire to get through a very rough few month of his life (going to need surgery after he is born). My husband is Adam and I am Allison. We didn't intentionally pick another "A" name but apparently we seem to like them.
Max & Ruby is my favorite kids show!!!!! Poor Max is always getting into trouble, my son sits and yells "Max don't" at the TV! Now I want a Max & Ruby, but our sons already got a name.
Ok, I think we've FINALLY got a name. The other day I asked my 3 year old son if he liked each of the names on our list one at a time and he picked the first one, repeatedly. Thinking maybe I swayed him I got my husband to ask him tonight, he started in a different order and when he said the first name our son said the name he'd picked the other day instead. So I think we've decided on Sydney Dawn, Dawn is my middle name and I've always liked it, plus it goes well with just about any first name and DH feels that our kids should have a middle name from my side of the family since they get his last name, his acknowledgment and understanding to my feminist side. Who knows though, we've changed our minds so many times already we may change again before she's born.
We're pretty set on naming our little girl Magdalen Grace. Grace is a family name for me and also my middle name, and I love the role Mary Magdalene plays as the "apostle to the apostles" after the resurrection. (My hubby and I are both ministers -- can you tell?)
But her in utero name has been Penelope, and suddenly I find it creeping up on me as kind of a cool name. Hmm.
My husband is Italian and so we have went with that theme for the kids names.
DD is Gioia (pronounced Joy-Ah)
DS is Dominic
DS#2 is Luca
Giovanni was in the running for a name last time but he was definitely a Luca. DH would be fine going with that but I am not 100%. We definitely are having trouble with a girls name. He likes Francesca but I am thinking everyone will call her Fran which is not my favorite at all. We like Cinza (pronounced Chin-zee-Ah) and it means Cynthia (english translation). A funny story is when I was a kid I named all my dolls Cindy. SO my mom thinks we should go with that. Only problem is that GIoia is a family name and DH has an aunt name Cinza. SHe would be honored but I guess I was trying to be more original.
So i guess Giovanni and Cinza are the top runners.