We are expecting our fourth child at the end of November. We have a girl, Eve (no middle name), a boy, Porter Cardon (both family names) and a boy, Harry William (again both family names). We don't know the sex of the fourth child, and need to come up with something before the baby arrives (with the last one it took us three weeks AFTER he was born to decide on the name!) Our last name is Terrill (pronounced like Merrill with at "T"). If it is a girl we wont have a middle name but if it's a boy we would like to have a middle name. We have not come up with much but here is what we have so far. If it is a girl we both like the name Wren, my wife likes the name Isla. We both are wondering if Wren is feminine enough for a girl. Do you like the name Wren? Have you heard of any other Wrens? We don't want a name that is too popular but we don't want something weird. For a boy my wife likes the name True (I'm not 100% convinced on that one, not sure if it sounds like a real name or not.) My wife also likes the name Holden (she has not read Catcher in the Rye, I on the other hand have, and don't care for it as much.) So we really don't have much, any suggestions for names that would go with Eve, Porter and Harry would be greatly appreciated.
The name Wren falls into a very specific category for me: Names I Think are Wonderful in Writing, But Not as Much When Said Aloud. The word is beautiful, and I like the bird association---but "Ren" is not as pretty a sound to my ear, and has more of an association with Ren and Stimpy. With your surname, too, I dislike it: Ren Terrill. I'm imagining her introducing herself and the other person being unable to make sense of the name.
I have many of the same objections to the name True: beautiful in writing, great concept, but not as good said aloud--and likely to be misheard as Drew. Furthermore, I think the name True seems too feminine with strongly masculine names like Porter and Harry. It seems like it would be better for the middle-name slot, as with the actress Kirstie Alley's son William True.
However, many, many people would vehemently disagree with me on both these names. And I have a very different opinion of more established word/concept names such as Rose and Hope: there's no reason either are any nicer on the ear than Wren or True, but because they're well-established as names, they come to my ear as Names instead of as Sounds. Wren and True, still rare as names, come to my ear as sounds.
If this were your first girl, we would talk a little about middle names, and I would have emailed you to ask for more information about why you didn't want to use one. Since you already have a no-middle-name girl, however, my sense of consistency kicks in.
Suggestions for a girl name:
My favorite is Jane. I think Eve and Jane are great sister names. I also like Eve and Rose.
Your first two sons both have family names. I don't know what names are available, but that's where I'd look if this is a third son. Perhaps you can find one more family name and then use True or Holden as the middle name. If the barrel of family names has been thoroughly scraped, then here are a few possibilities to consider (I'm avoiding anything ending in S, to keep from the unfortunate sound-blend STerrill):
I like Wilson best. Porter, Harry, and Wilson. I also like Drew.