Not really looking forward to the name gaming stuff again but guess there is no way around it. On our first name journey it was pretty easy. The name just clicked. The second time around we could not get on common grounds at all. What I liked, hubby didn't and vice versa. Until close to the due date we could finally agree on a name. I believe this time it will be even harder. I am making it harder on myself too since I have a lot of silly rules established for the naming process. Names starting with M and L are pretty popular around here, so that is a no-go for me. Cannot use Bs, Ds, Ts, Rs, Ps. due to pronunciation (dialect) issues. The name should be pronounced the same in English and German, so that is another tough one. Plus I would like to have a name with 6 letters.
Are you going by such rules too?
My rules are similar, including German pronunciation. Our situation is more complicated both by having twins, and my SIL being due 4 weeks after I am. Her baby will be Alex or Lily.
We are currently trying to decide on some variation of Elinor/ Eleanor/ Eleonore/ Leonore that we both can live with. Nicknames are also an issue, because with a cousin called Lily, having an Elli or a Lea would be difficult.