I've been stalking this thread for a while and thought I'd jump in. :)
My two kids are Judah and Galilee (I wanted something Biblical but not common...).
I have never had any "back up" boys names, and boys names have been so hard for me. I somewhat like the name Seth for the meaning; he was the baby that Adam and Eve had after Abel had been killed, and since this is a Rainbow baby for us after two losses, I think it is quite fitting. It's a little more common than I would like, but I think I can give this baby a crazy middle name to spice it up, haha. I LOVE Silas, but it is growing by leaps and bounds in popularity and it makes me nervous that my Silas might be "Silas C." in his kindergarten classroom, you know what I mean?
My girl names have all been "taken" in the last year. I wanted another "Bible Place Name" for a second daughter (if this baby is a girl) but my niece was recently named Eden (my SIL definitely stole that name from my "list" but oh well, what can you do?) and two friends used Moriah this year as well. So I'm left with maybe Ariel (which is another name for Jerusalem and fits my theme kind of, but my two year old daughter is obsessed with the little mermaid, so I don't know how she'd take it if her little sis was named that) or Magdala or Magdalene. I am leaning toward Magdala (nn Maggie) since it is a Easter-related name and this baby will be born near Easter (mid to late march).
I don't know! Haha. It feels good to type all this out, since I am much too nervous to talk about names in public because most people recoil in horror when I share my name choices, haha. "What, Galilee?? She could never be a doctor or lawyer with that name!" LOL. Whatever. I like it and that's what matters. :)
I'm loving all your name choices and am excited to hear what you all decide on for your babes!