I've been thinking about names since I was a teenager (I've always daydreamed about having a baby), and I'm sad to say I still don't have a favorite. I find it daunting at this point. I fear that I'll be too much of a perfectionist to EVER pick a name. I like names that are soft, have a nice flow to them, and are not too common, like Mya, for example. I also like old fashioned names like Louisa and Rose. Notice I list all girls names. For some reason it's always been more fun to think of girls names, maybe because subconsciously we think about what name we would want for ourselves.
How about you Tina?
tinaPa - That is too funny. A video game name. :)
WendyJo410, we don't share either. So far that has worked really well and we have managed to pick good names. But one friend we know didn't tell anyone thier name and people still whisper behind thier backs about what a terrible name it is for a little girl. So, there is always risk that we could have gotten important feedback for consideration. :) We are real traditionalists with our names though, not too common but not too odd, so hopefully we can get away with it for awhile still.
My husband is maybe a little set on Lotus now (for a girl), maybe we are doing all plants here, but it is more hippy-ish then I usually go for with names. Hmm... Just can't get into it... But for some reason I'm loving Aster, he says it has "ass" in it. I also like "flora" but maybe Flora with Rosa (DD1) is too much ending in -a. Hazel catches my eye, but very much a part of the old-lady-names for girls trend and I think we maxed that out with Rosa. Yikes, I am totally obsessing over this now. I also like Pearl (not that it's floral). Any favorite floral names out there?
We have names picked out but I don't want to share either. And my two dd's have names ending in a- Bella and Arydona.
We pick unique names and have not once heard a bad thing about my kids' names. They are all unique but we get compliments on them all the time. Though with my oldest it was unique when we picked it but a couple months after she was born there were Bellas popping up everywhere.
For boys names it's a bit more difficult. We want a name that's easy to pronounce in English, French and Italian as we speak these 3 languages on a daily basis (DH's family is Italian, and we live in the French part of Canada). I've always liked the name Matteo but DH is not too enthusiastic about it so I guess we'll keep looking.