Still totally stumped on a name?! I feel so PICKY! There are loads of names that I can think of or dh puts on his list that I love, in general. Like, if a friend named their baby that I'd say "oh thats beautiful, love it!" but when it comes to the reality of naming the baby in my belly there's not much that feels right. We don't know what it is so we have 2 names to choose! Although we have strong girl vibes and I'm *trying really hard* to not be overconfident but its really difficult to humor a boy name! Max was our 2nd choice for River and its still a contender this time, so we're mostly focusing on girl names. I literally lie awake every night trying to think of other names I could put on my girl list and come up empty. I've spent hours on nymbler! My top pick is Malia.. I *think* dh's top pick is Cora. Its hard to gauge his true opinion on Malia because since he knows its my fave, if he hated it he wouldn't just SAY SO. I hate having to dig his opinion out of him. But, I really don't want to force a name on him if he hates it. Too nice? :D hehe. Our name picking "score" is he picked Allie's name.. like from before she was conceived I always knew he wanted a little girl named Allie. I chose spelling, what it was short for (Allison), and middle name. River was pretty much my choice, and I let him have his way with the middle. Oh.. and I'm pretty set on a middle name if we have a girl. Unless we come up with another name we love that it totally clashes with. dh can pretty much sit down on some baby name site and produce a list of 20 names he likes. I might get like 5 (in 5x as much time) but most of them I'll pretty much be sort of "I like it.. but I don't know if its *my baby's* name" And I'll whittle his name list down to 3 that I could tolerate.
Come to think of it, its not that I'm stumped, its that I'm set in my ways! The ONLY name that feels *really really* right for this baby is Malia. I just don't want to throw a tantrum to get my way because its dh's kid too. I like Cora, and it could be cute with my middle name choice (Cora Mae) but i just dont know if its "the one". I could compromise Melina which I think dh likes better and Lina is a cute nickname but then it would permanently disqualify Malia for any future kids..hmm... Some other names that I "almost like" but don't seem quite right are Miranda, Arwen, Arianna, Adrianna, Skye (too weird with River), Charlotte (3yo niece who we live by)..ehh.. can't remember what else. I really want to be able to have this kid named by the time s/he's born. River took us a few days. I want to be able to call up family to announce the birth and include a name in the announcement.