With baby number two due on 12/25 (yes Christmas Day!) we are still searching for a perfect boy’s name. We have a great girl’s name picked out, but no boy’s name. And even though I have a serious favorite name for a boy, the vote is not unanimous (yet). And it has to be a vote of 2-0 you see.
Here are our requirements. Potential names have to sound good in both German and Spanish (Su's family is German and she and I both speak Spanish).
Our two year old son’s name is Daniel (see, it fit’s our criteria—just try saying it in German or Spanish!)
His middle name is actually a family name that rhymes with “Zorn” and the baby’s will be too.
Our last name is something Irish. Let’s say Fitzscribble (cuz that’s what it looks like anyway when I write it.)
My serious number one pick is the name August.
August (Gus) Zorn Fitzscribble -- Danny and Gus
Another name under consideration is:
Lucas Zorn Fitzscribble – Danny and Luke
Swistle and friends, can you help us?
Oh dear, I am always on shaky ground when names have to sound good in other languages. I only know the most basic of basics, such as that LL sounds like Y in Spanish, and W sounds like V in German.
I think Lucas is closer in style to Daniel than August is, but that either one works. The name Angus seems closer to Daniel while still giving the nickname Gus.
Another name that comes to mind is Benjamin. Danny and Ben---sweet! Or Nathan: Danny and Nate. Or Charles: Danny and Charlie. Those all sound like Brothers to me.
Everyone else: Which name do you like better, August or Lucas? I'll put a poll over to the right. [Poll closed; see results below.] And do you have more name possibilities to suggest?
Poll results (147 votes total):
August (Gus): 52 votes, roughly 35%
Lucas (Luke): 95 votes, roughly 65%
Name update 12-31-2009! Monica writes:
Hi Swistle. Thanks so much for all your the great name suggestions you made, as well as the suggestions that came from commenters. Just wanted to let everyone know that we had our second child, another little boy, on December 17, 2009. We loved watching the polling between the names Gus and Lucas, but in the end we decided to go with one of your suggestions Swistle. We are pleased to introduce our second son, Benjamin who is 8 lbs. 1 oz and 21 inches long. He is a living doll, and the spitting image of 2 year old brother Daniel! Thanks again and Happy New Year!