I hear you about Rhys. With our last son, Dh REALLY wanted to name him Seamus. I like the way that sounds but hate the way it looks and is spelled. I just kept cringing to think people would call him SEEMUS, lol. DH's heritage is Irish and so he would love to use Irish names, but it seems they are all spelled differently than they are pronounced. For example, this name looks so pretty, but I have NO IDEA how it would be pronounced: Siobhan. ? There are MANY pretty Irish names that I can't figure out how to pronounce! lol
Interesting! That's how it was with my Terran. I just knew that was his name, even before I knew he was a boy. I kept scratching my head, thinking, I don't really like that name for a girl, but I knew it was the right name. So, I was glad to find out he was indeed a boy. My dh has a first and middle name already picked out this time for a girl, and I have more than a few ideas myself, but we have no boys' names in reserve. I wondered about this the other day and thought something like, gosh, what if it's a boy, what on earth would we name him? And then the name Dylan popped immediately into my head, without me thinking about it at all, and this is a name I have NEVER thought of or noticed that I like. But we did the deed a day before I O'ed, so my understanding is this means it must be a girl or girls, because male sperm die quickly; isn't that right?