Dh and I are expecting our first baby in the next 6 weeks. I've been choosing baby names since before I knew where babies came from! Now that I'm actually pregnant it seems we can't stick to anything. The main problem being is that our own surname is putting us off! Nothing seems to sound nice with Curtis, and much as I try to point out to dh that we will not exactly be using our child's full name every day, he's struggling to move on.
Gender is unknown. Double barrelling is out of the question - I don't use my maiden name so don't see why baby should.
Make sure that you do not pick a name that is also a surname. I have a colleague called Curtis whose surname could be a given name. I am constantly wondering if I have got his name around the wrong way and my boss sometimes emails him addressing him by his surname because we are both so muddled by it. So no Harrison Curtis, for example. I think a three syllable name would go best with it. Daniel Curtis Oliver Curtis Benjamin Curtis Philippa Curtis Josephine Curtis Vanessa Curtis
But give us a hint about the sorts of names you like!
We started off with a definite choice between Noah and Finn for a boy. Then dh went off Noah (rl peer pressure) and I categorically won't agree to Finley/Finlay as I will never call him that and it's our nephew's middle name. Dh prefers Finley with the option to shorten, rather than just Finn. Girls names have always been harder - for a while we agreed on Erin Sophia. Dh now prefers Sophia as first name but is already shortening it to Soph which is vv annoying and not just because I'm hormonal.
I like: Freya Lilia (banned as dh's workmate already has one) Emilia (as above although they opted for Meelia) Erin Holly Willow Harlow Noah Finn ....even writing them down none of them are grabbing me.
Dh likes: Violet Florence Emily Sophia Finley Harry Theo
We've also toyed with Riley this week but maybe not such a good idea, saffron ?