Here is a place we can chat about names and ask for advice about names, etc. We just found out we are having a girl, so I am excited to get down to business!
When I was pregnant with DS, before we knew he was a boy, I came across the name Isla and really liked it. I haven't been able to shake it, and it's been on my mind for a while, and DH likes it too (yay!). So it looks like that is our front runner. Not sure on a middle name yet. It's also similar to my grandmother's name, so it would kind of be like a family name as well, which is nice.
OTOH, my other grandmother was devastated when I was named after my great grandmother instead, and she has been giving my dad a hard time about it ever since. The only way that he can be redeemed is if me or one of my brothers names a daughter after her. My brothers aren't having babies anytime soon, and my grandmother is in her 90's and sick right now...so she expects that this baby should be named after her. And she has a pretty name - Charlotte Anna. She also has been a live wire and has some nice qualities....but she is also incredibly narcissistic and manipulative. And she has been in rare form lately, which unfortunately makes it really hard for me to consider that name. I feel really bad saying that, but it's true. It's also one of those things that she has been putting pressure on me since I was, like 3, to name my first daughter after her, so the name has always had a strange taste in my mouth.
Besides that, here is the list I have been pondering so far:
Natalie (DH vetoed)
Ashley/Ashlynn (this was one of our girl names last time)
We have a Scottish last name, which is also a first name, which makes things interesting. Oh, and DS's name is Nickolas, which is just a name we liked - he's not named after anyone.
Any idea for middle names that sound good with Isla?