Ugh! I had this nice long post typed out and my computer just decided to spontaneously restart.
We haven't really discussed names but in passing. Guess it's something we really need to start doing.
We of course have a girl's name all picked out, have since we were pregnant with Jackson. Of course we are having a boy.
I'm really protective about the girl's name, everyone that I've ever mentioned it too has said "oooh I love that name" and I don't really want a popularity surge on it.
When we found out that Radish is a boy, David said right then "well maybe we will have four..." That's the first time he's really considered more than 3 children. He worries about being able to afford college and the finacials with having a really large family. We want to be able to travel.
We had a long list with Jack. The biggest problem we were having wasn't a name that we both liked, it was too many names that we both liked!
I was about as far along with Jack as I am right now when I suddenly started thinking of him in my head as Jack. Before that we'd been referring to him as "Peanut". :LOL For about a week, I didn't say anything to David then I finally mentioned to him that for some reason I kept thinking of him as "Jack". He said he really liked that name. We decided on the more formal Jackson because we wanted a formal name and not a nickname. It was more "southern gentleman" sounding which David really liked and it's a family name on my side (General Stonewall Jackson is my great great great great uncle... doesn't get more "southern" than that.
It was about a week before he was born that we decided on the middle name of Grey (suggested by a friend actually). David didn't want to use any of the names off of our boy list because he wanted to still use them as "first" name of another child since the middle name doesn't get use much.
He also has this weird quirk about middle names that are "too long", this coming from a guy with a middle name Ray.
The names can't be to "repetitive" sounding. Like a middle name can't end in -er because our last name is Hunter.
Of course off your list I'm partial to Jackson.
Our list from Jackson:
Calvin (I'd love to have a little blond menace like Calvin :LOL)
James (David's grandfather's name but also we have 3 friends that are named James so they would all think its because of them.
: I liked the nickname Jamie but David wasn't sure about that.)
Lyle (my grandfather's name, as a middle name)