Well, Violet was the name of one of my great-aunts, who was totally awesome, so I'm biased!
I'm sure I've told my story above, but... We settled on the girl's name (full name and nickname) forever ago, but struggled a little more with the boy's. We THOUGHT we were settled, but then DH admitted a couple of weeks ago that he was conflicted about it.
Both the girl's and boy's (first) names are very "ethnic" Filipino but the girl's has special significance to his family, whereas the boy's is just one we found that we like (especially that *I* like) and that starts with the "right" letter (lots of specific requirements). DH claimed he actually did like the boy's name, but it's so unusual, and doesn't lend itself to an easy nickname like the girl's... and it also ends with an "A," which reads feminine (to many cultures) on top of everything else. Of course, I brought up Joshua, Ezra and the ones that end in "AH," like Josiah, but still.
I told him he had until January 1st to come up with something better or I didn't want to hear it, LOL. I'm already pretty attached.
It turned out mostly that he just wanted to talk through his feelings, so we're sticking with the original choice, for now.
I still feel bad, though-- I really wanted us to love the boy's name like we do the girl's, because I have a preference for a girl (DH is truly neutral on sex preference). I didn't want it to be like, "Oh, we have a boy, so we have to use our less-favored name." I mean, I don't think I'll be disappointed to have a boy, but it's like yet another thing that would make having a boy feel like getting our second choice. I don't want that at all.
Plus... I JUST realized another issue. Although he'll probably generally go by a nickname, as pronounced, the whole first name sounds almost exactly like an alcoholic beverage. It doesn't look like it in print, but I'm afraid that if he has to say his first name, it will be like*:
"What's your name?"
"No, Wodcah. W-O-D-C-A-H"
Okay, not as obvious as that, because, unlike with Vodka, our alcoholic drink also rhymes with another name you may have heard of (so it's not quite that distinctly alcohol-sounding, if that makes sense). But I still don't know why I didn't think of it before. Now I don't want to bring it up to DH, because he'll probably INSIST on changing it, but... WE HAVE BOTH DONE SO MUCH RESEARCH IT'S INSANE! Neither of us can find another native Filipino name that starts with the "right" letter and that's any good... Not even a native Filipino word that wouldn't be too bizarre as a name. Ergh. I don't know what to do, and it's making me nuts.
Of course, if it's a girl, no problem, and we have a 50% shot at that. But I don't really want to gamble in that way.
*Not the actual name.