I am due TODAY with a boy. It's our first, so I have a feeling we have another week or so before he's here.
The baby's last name will be Weaver - this is my husband's last name and I kept my name when we married.
We've decided on the first name Austin. It was hard for us to find a name we both liked. Others we liked a lot all seemed to end in "er" which we thought sounded weird with the "er" on Weaver. Examples: Cooper, Walker. Austin is a family name - my maternal grandparent's last name. They were very important people in my life. We like the significance and the name itself. Plus it has the benefit of not being super common but also not so unique that it's strange.
Where we're having trouble is with the middle name.
An obvious choice would be my last name but the three names really don't sound good together. Plus I'm afraid it sounds too much like three last names.
We'd prefer something with significance but that's not an absolute requirement.
We live in Hawaii, and for a long time I was pushing for Kai. However, my husband absolutely does not like this name. So it's out. A lot of other Hawaiian names just sound way TOO Hawaiian - and we've only lived here a year, so we both feel like giving a really traditional, Hawaiian sounding middle name would be odd/inappropriate.
My husband suggested Cal, which he likes the sound of - plus we met in college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I'm just not sure...it doesn't sound too bad but I feel like it's sort of cheesy/weird to explain to all these people how we chose the middle name. Is it okay? Or kind of weird?
We need help, please! Another name we both like is Jack or Jackson (and it's my husband's grandfather's name), but it doesn't sound great as Austin Jackson Weaver. Or does it??
I really want to feel confident with a decision before we go into the delivery room! I would be SO appreciative of any help you and your readers can provide.
P.S. other grandparent's/great-grandparents names include Samuel, Richard, Olin, Ron, Jack
I like Austin Jack Weaver, which takes away the repeated-ending problem of Austin Jackson. I also like Austin Samuel Weaver, and I like Austin Richard Weaver. Any of those would make excellent names. Let's have a poll over to the right and see if we can get results before the baby arrives! [Poll closed; see results below.]
Poll results (250 votes total):
Austin Jack: 96 votes, roughly 38%
Austin Samuel: 103 votes, roughly 41%
Austin Richard: 8 votes, roughly 3%
Austin Cal: 43 votes, roughly 17%