Our son's name was an easy decision as well, Kai Sebastian. Kai means wave in Hawaiin (we honeymooned in Hawaii and my husband is also a surfer), and ocean in Japanese, as well as a symbol in many japanese words ( I speak Japanese and my husband is a marine biologist). Not to mention it is "keeper of the keys to the earth" in scandanavian, and I am from scandanavian descent. So, to us the meanings are very important.
We are having an awful time deciding on a girls name! We didn't even have one picked before Kai was born, so "luckily" he was a boy because he would have been a nameless girl!
We have gone through many names, but none have stuck (Sage, Lily, etc). My husband likes my middle name, Victoria, but it is too traditional for me and I don't like names that can be shortened (for girls), like "Vikki".
We have come up with the name "Ren" for a girl, with the middle name being Margaret (my grandmother's name) or Victoria, my middle name. Ren means water Lily in Japanese and also Lotus. I am a yoga instructor, and we practice Buddhism, so the meaning is significant.
My question is; is Ren too out there? I like the one consonant like, DS name, Kai. We would do Wren, but my husband is from Nicaragua and he said in spanish they may pronounce the "W" too hard. But here, Wren is more likeky to be recognized.
Thanks for your honest opinion!!!