, looooooove Grace. It is a family name that has been a bit "claimed" by my aunt's branch of the family, and it doesn't really fit with our last name anyhow (starts with S!), but I adore it all the same.
Robin, too! I love Robin for a boy--it is my dad's name, as a matter of fact. He loves his name, and has never had an iota of a problem shrugging his shoulders and rattling off lots of other male Robins when people give him grief about it. He is also the biggest bird-lover I know, and animals in general have a magnetic attraction to him--it's impossible to ignore. I wonder whether his name has anything to do with it.
And my own name came to my mom similarly to your sons'--I didn't necessarily tell it to her, but she literally saw it in a vision. It's a made-up name and you won't find it in any dictionaries, so her socially conservative family was upset with her choice, but she stuck to her guns and I'm glad she did!
, I totally agree with @dentonmidwife
... I feel like EVERYTHING goes with Ann! Particularly two-syllable names, and even more specifically names that end in an E sound. Laurie Ann, Kelly Ann, Mary Ann, Susie Ann, Molly Ann... Do you specifically want the name to be one word, as you typed above--LeeAnn? I am partial to leaving a space between, or else leaving it uncapitalized, maybe something like Maryanne or Lauriann? Or maybe hyphenating--Susan-Ann Whitney Lastname? Anyhow, I feel like you have tons and tons of choices available to you.
, all your bird names are beautiful. A good friend's sister's name is Heron, and I just love it--it really suits her, too. She is very elegant and refined.
, your story about Lark's name is so cute! I love that she got a whole Japanese nickname out of it. Oddly enough, I am civilian DoD (now, although I wasn't when my son was born), and my kids went to daycare on base for several years. I was always surprised by how many people looked at him, looked at me, and went straight to "Oh, did you name him that because you were stationed in Japan when he was born?" I mean, it is true that he doesn't look an ounce Japanese, but it's totally fascinating to me that folks consistently came up with that explanation! I've never been stationed anywhere!
I am really into Theodore right now too, but I suppose that's because my cousin and his wife just had a little baby Theodore two days ago. I think they are calling him Theo, although in my heart I might call him Teddy because a) TEDDY, AWWW and b) we've also got a family tradition of Edwards nicknamed Ted or Teddy.
, Zelie is so beautiful! I LOVE that name! Had never seen it before--when I looked it up, I saw a lot of references to it being a nickname for Azélie. What is the name's meaning to you?