Finding a girl's name for my tiny bean of a foetus was a doddle (and MNers were generally enthusiastic about my choice of Rafaella).
It's proving much harder to choose a boy's name....
I love the name Siegfried (for it's traditional, germanic sound and connotations of noble war poets and flawed Wagnerian heroes!). I know it's pretty 'character building', but do you think it's too unusual to get away with? DH has a very, very unusual name, and DD and I have pretty uncommon ones too, so it wouldn't seem out of place in our family.
I figured he could shorten it to Freddie if he turned out square or Ziggy as a sure fire way of becoming a rock star....
Middle name would be George. The other names we are thinking of are Arthur, Wilfred and Rafe- but there seem a lot of them around at the moment (perhaps that's just relative to Siegfried though!)
Thanks for the thoughts. I imagined there might be a mixed response and actually more people like it than I thought (phew!)
I'm amazed that someone knows a Ziggy who isn't an eighty year old psychoanalyst (I presume....). It's quite a cool sounding name!
I mentioned Siegfried to a friend and her first thought was 'All Creatures Great and Small' too. As I recall Siegried was pretty down to earth with a fondness for tweed, which are surely admirable qualities for a son to emulate??).
I don't know if anyone agrees, but the thing with unusual names is that once you know the person, they seem perfectly normal and you stop really thinking about it (or maybe this is just wishful thinking....)
I love Siegfried as a name! As long as you don't have another boy and call him Tristan (Siegfried's brother in ACGAS). Although to be honest I love Tristan too... but having the pair would be a bit crazy-James-Herriot-fan!