I LOVE name threads!
Marilyn and Kate - my cousin is Connor Jude. Love how those names go together.
Last time, we had a boy's name set, but a girl's name was really hard. This time, we (well, I) know what girl's name I want, but a boy's is going to be trouble. It doesn't help that we're both in education: there are perfectly nice names that we have to cross off our list b/c of past associations with students.
I love Talia but my not pregnant, TTC, or married/engaged/involved SIL claimed it and DH doesn't want to use it b/c it's "hers." Sigh. My other favorite is Arielle, which has the added bonus of a cool meaning. ("Ari" is "Lion" in Hebrew. Since this baby will be a VBAC, I like the idea of giving my daughter a strong name). Middle name will be Hope after my grandmother.
Boys names: I love Daniel, but DH does not. Also love Jack but it's very common around here. I like Levi but DH says it reminds him of Bristol Palin's ex. He likes Cooper, but it's not my style. Current frontrunner is Samuel, which also has a lovely meaning ("Gift from G-d"). Kind of perfect for a baby that was an unexpected blessing. Middle name, no matter what we pick, will be Henry.
Edited by TheDivineMrsM - 5/4/12 at 7:10pm