Keuriweo, there are so many really pretty Hindi names, I would definitely go all out with the it.
Iamleabee, Judah is a great name and I love the nn Jude.
I thiiiink we're close to deciding that this is the name!
Calder James M (my last name, since DP's last name is 2 syllables ending in -er). Nickname would be Cal, but he could also go by CJ.
I think we want to stick with a J middle name, but I'm not set on James. Maybe you guys have ideas?
I want a few backup names in case we meet him and he's just not a Calder. I would like to have Bram (short for Abram) on that list, but DP isn't into it. Same for Weston. DP likes Teagan, but it rhymes with his ex-wife's son (who he parented for a couple years, so I feel a bit weird about it) and I think it would've worked better for a girl. The other names we agree on we're kind of "eh" about.
I've mostly been in the September DDC because I'm due Sep 1 but I'd like to join everyone here as baby could come in August, too!
I'm having a boy and we've decided on the name Dexter David. Runner's up were Eli and Greyson. But I loooooove Dexter and DH loves Dex so there you have it.
eleuthia - Calder James is soooo awesome! What a handsome-sounding name. :)
And Maman! Dexter is great. DW tried to convince me to like Dax for a boy, but luckily we didn't have to have that argument.
Congrats, Tennessee, on Montgomery! Do you anticipate calling him by a nickname?
So we are likely naming our daughter Everleigh Jane ... though we are telling everyone it isn't 100% in case she's just not an Everleigh when she's born. But we've been referring to her as Evie since we found out she's a girl, and so have our families. Yay! I love having a way to refer to her, not only as "she" or "her" but also as Evie, or EJ or Ever. :)
Eleuthia - Calder James is a great name! Callum is another favorite of mine, really like Cal for a nn. J names - I like Jace and Jory. :)
Tennessee - I like Montegomery and nn Monte is so cute!
DesertSunsets - Everleigh Jane is so pretty. A friend named her daughter Waverleigh, she's Wavy or Witty for short. You could add Etty to your nn list. :)
We still like Louisa but I'm stuck on the middle. The list is Jane(my mom), Tilly(family name), Maeve or Tierney (DH family names). We also like Ainsley as a back up and I like Rowena but DH isn't a fan.
What do people think about the name Ripley for a first name for a boy? We were throwing it around as a middle name for a girl, but it's a family name from DH's side and I wanted a girl middle name from my side. The more I thought about it, the more I thought little Rip is pretty cute as a first name. Any thoughts? I don't know how it sounds to an outsider who hasn't been rolling it over the tongue for the last three weeks. :)
I think Ripley/Rip would be super cute. And it will work both for a cute little baby, and a teenager!
I'm getting more and more attached to the August/Gus idea, but 2 of the people we told seemed to think that August was a girl's name, and was ridiculous for a boy. I've never heard of August being used for a girl?! Funnily enough, about 5 minutes after my husband told me about people saying it was a bad name a woman and her son walked by and she called him...August. So, who knows.
Ripley is a super cute name.
Penny, August was originally a boys name and if used for a girl was feminized as Augusta. Same for Augustine/Augustina. I love the name August, you should definitely keep it in the running.
LeeAnn, Louisa Maeve sounds really cute together.
Dovemama, your names are cute, I especially like Annabelle and Samuel.
Penny, Robi August is one of the names I have toyed w for a girl. Its a play on DH's name and I thought it'd be fun for a spunky little girl. Kind of like a Max or Sam idea, also his mom's name is Charletta and everyone calls her Charlie. :) But I think August is a beautiful name, girl or boy!
dovemama, I like Ainsley, too. But for some reason I'm having trouble w names that have long vowel sounds. :/ They just seem so nasaly to me. Idk, I think I'll know her name when I see her. :)
Love the feedback! It's fun to hear what everyone thinks. :)