We thought of a lot of E names when coming up with DS2's name (Errol). Here are some I liked:
DS2's initials are EW :(. Oh well! So are his dad's and he's been fine with it. My full initials are JAP which also isn't that nice.
We have our girl name completely picked out-- but she'll go by a nickname because the full name is a little out there. We still have to come up with a middle name, which will be a family name. The thing is, I don't want to take away all the family names because my sister might want to use some for her kids. Not that she couldn't use the same ones, but as a courtesy I'd like to save the couple female family names for her that I bet she'd like to use-- like Julia (our amazing grandma), Elizabeth (our wonderful great aunt-- also the middle name of my sister and our mom so somewhat of a tradition). So we might go with a name from DH's side.
As for a boy we have no idea! I think I'm focused on "S" this time around. Don't know what we'd do about the middle name either-- maybe DH's father's name. DS1 has his great-grandfather's name as a middle name (Andrew).
Oooh thanks...we have really similar naming tastes.
I love Errol. Lucky boy your son :)
haha thats funny about the initials. I guess its not such a big deal but my husband and I both love words and try to consider all the angles (if they hate their name, having a good nickname option or using their initials etc.) My son's initials are JD (first and middle) and JB (first, last). His sister is TV or the sorta unfortunate TB but we loved her name so very much, we could not be swayed. It goes great w our last name too if I say so myself (and I guess I just did ).
So as it stands, if the baby is a girl she will be a CC and first last will be CB. Boy will be a BB (first last) so I want his middle initial to pop and be a good thing not make people think of BO or bowel movements .
Oh I highly recommend taking the naming style quiz over at Name Nerds. It tells you what your style is and then gives you long lists of examples. I was determined to be "old fashioned eccentric" and both my kids' names were on the list. haha