At 20wk scan with DC1 we were told we were having a girl, decided on the name Florence which myself and DH think is great. However, to cut a long story short we have since found out we are having a boy, can't find a name! I like Sebastian but is too long with our surname (3 syllables, starts with R), DH likes Joshua but I feel its a bit too popular at the moment. Please help!
Hi, Thank you all for your suggestions so far. Rather liking some of the suggestions from vintageteacup and shoppingdays - Oliver and James are nice, cute for younger children but sensible as they get older (as much as I love Archie and Oscar I can't imagine using these names for adults plus they kinda remind me of cats and dogs from childhood!). IMO the male forms of Florence still sound quite feminine. Edwin and Alexander might also be options - i'll put these to DH and see how we get on! Going back to Joshua, perhaps its not as common as I thought, it just seems everytime i'm around children under 10yrs there seems to be at least one Josh/Joshua....mmmm...decisions,decisions...
Thanks Everlong - i'm starting to think the popularity of Joshua is just in my imagination - I must admit even though I hear it a lot, personally I only know one and he's 12. It's my husbands favourite boy's name and i do really like it, I was just really worried about how popular it is (or I thought it was). I have other names i like but they just don't seem to be as nice as Joshua or Sebastian (and I can't use Sebastian as it's a mouthful with our surname).
Starting to feel a bit more reassured now that this baby will actually have a name by the time he is born!