I have a little notebook I always carry in my purse. Towards the back there are a couple of pages with names I like
We know we want uncommon names, and I think we might have a "star" middle name theme, but other than that nothing's settled. They just have to be something that sounds good in both English and Spanish - though we're definitely not picking a Spanish name (we're both atheists and Spanish names are based on Catholic saints), but has to be pronounceable by someone Spanish without sounding too weird.
Actually, the big fight / anxiety is going to be regarding last names. We're both from Spain, so two last names - problem is, both of our first last names are boring and common as dirt, whilst our second last names are actually interesting (so there's the first strike: pissing off the grandparents whenever the learn of it). And then the second question, with those two last names, is order - they sound good either way, but I have this knee jerk reaction where I'd rather the one that comes from me go first mostly because traditionally and by default it's the father's that goes first, but I'm not sure whether that's a childish reason.
So even though we've sort of talked about the whole names issue, nothing's been decided other than the fact that we're not telling anyone (specially not family!) till the baby is here and named! We don't care and don't want to hear about their complaints or requests - this is a decision between Alex (DH) and me, no one else is involved.