Originally Posted by quantumleap
I think we're still set on Eamon. I like it, but am not currently *loving* it. I really, really love Pete (well, Peter, but calling his Pete), but my husband is *not* a fan. Bummer. We're thinking Ara/Barbara for a girl. My much loved grandmother, as well as about 18 other people in my family are named Barbara, and Ara is a derivative of the name. I actually don't really like the name Barbara, but love Ara. We can't seem to agree on whether we can just name her Ara, or if we need to name her Barbara and then just call her Ara, to give her the option of a more "sophisticated" name down the line.
Quantum, my brother in law did not like Peter too much either, but my sister just loved it so much, she really begged him to name their second son that. And now we all just adore sweet Peter and can't imagine him with any other name. Maybe he'll come around?
Also, I am typically in the "give the full name" camp, but I would not guess Ara is a derivative of Barbara; I mean I believe it is, but the two are not linked in my mind. I think it stands fine alone, especially with a strong middle name.
We had decided on my last pregnancy that of we had a girl we'd name her Caroline. It's still a strong contender this time, but we haven't determined anything for sure. A girl of ours may also likely have a flower name (my middle is Rose) like Violet or Lily- for middle or first.
We named our son, Andrew Coulter, at birth. We had long decided on Coulter (it was my dad's middle and what he went by, also my grandmother's maiden name). Andrew was a last minute dark horse that we both knew was perfect the minute he was born.
We like traditional names in general: John, Henry (though maybe too popular currently for us), William, and David (my dad's first name!). I love the name of Matthew, but that is DH's name and he doesn't want a junior. I also love Adam and Elliot, but my husband doesn't at all. We considered George after DH's dad, but I'm just not sold on it.
Basically, we have a direction, but are completely uncommitted. I'm sure we'll take a good look at baby before we say for sure.