Our son's name was an easy decision as well, Kai Sebastian. Kai means wave in Hawaiin (we honeymooned in Hawaii and my husband is also a surfer), and ocean in Japanese, as well as a symbol in many japanese words ( I speak Japanese and my husband is a marine biologist). Not to mention it is "keeper of the keys to the earth" in scandanavian, and I am from scandanavian descent. So, to us the meanings are very important.
We are having an awful time deciding on a girls name! We didn't even have one picked before Kai was born, so "luckily" he was a boy because he would have been a nameless girl!
We have gone through many names, but none have stuck (Sage, Lily, etc). My husband likes my middle name, Victoria, but it is too traditional for me and I don't like names that can be shortened (for girls), like "Vikki".
We have come up with the name "Ren" for a girl, with the middle name being Margaret (my grandmother's name) or Victoria, my middle name. Ren means water Lily in Japanese and also Lotus. I am a yoga instructor, and we practice Buddhism, so the meaning is significant.
My question is; is Ren too out there? I like the one consonant like, DS name, Kai. We would do Wren, but my husband is from Nicaragua and he said in spanish they may pronounce the "W" too hard. But here, Wren is more likeky to be recognized.
Thanks for your honest opinion!!!
It is unique, but I don't think it is "out there". Even though I have typically seen it "Wren", "Ren" isn't unfamiliar or something I would raise an eyebrow at.
Social working mommy to 10/10/11, three cats, and a dog.
Wren was our top pick had this one been a girl. I absolutely love the name!
I, too, have only seen it Wren, but I think Ren is absolutely fine. And it's a lovely name, to boot.
Teacher until birth of DS (7-27-08)and now DD (10-17-11):, now SAHM, wife to my wonderful hard-working DH.
I think it's just perfect! I love the way Kai and Ren sound together. I actually have a friend who was named Ren (a boy) but now he is a she and called Colleen. It's cool that both Kai and Ren have related Japanese meanings, very aquatic names. Your DH is right, Victoria is a beautiful name. Nicolas is also very beautiful, and River is aquatic again. All around, great choices IMO.
Jessima, devilish wife to Kelleypa and mama to Wolf EDD 10/04/11.
Looking forward to a wonderful followed by some tasty and then
I like Ren a lot. I actually think I even like it better with that spelling than Wren. I also love your DS's name and your name for if this babe is a boy. I think all of them are different, but not far too far out.
I love the sound of it, and I love the spelling, Ren. It goes really well with Kai. I don't think it's too out there at all!
~Iris~ Catholic mama to DD1 11/15/05 * DD2 04/28/08 * 06/23/2010 * and our little rainbow DS 10/07/11