I’m due in 9 weeks with boy/girl twins. We came up with our daughter’s name fairly easily – Lucia (pronounced Lou-c-uh) and we’ll call her Lucy for short) but cannot decide on a boys name to save our life! We have narrowed it down to the following 4. His middle name will be Robert (family name) and our last name is Woods. I’ll include some of my thoughts on each name. We like names that aren’t too poplar but not too out there either. Would love to hear your input and reader suggestions. Thanks!
We both like this name but whenever we share it with people we get “oh, well I like your girl’s name”. Is it just not very likeable? While we don’t care too much what others think we don’t want his sister to have a ‘good name’ and he has a bad name! We’d call him Sy for short. One issue I see is that since our name also ends in an S is that too hard in the plural – Silas’ Woods’ ?
Concerns with this name is that it is also a girl’s name, even though it would be spelled different Leighton Meister is the popular actress. I also don’t like how you lose the t when saying it fast – Lay’n and no good nicknames. I do like both Layton and Lucia starting with an L.
I like this more than my husband. I know it’s rising in popularity. Would be concerned it automatically becomes Ben which is common.
My husband likes more than I do. It’s also a little to close to the 100 list for my taste. No good nicknames but I do like it sounds professional.
Silas & Lucia Woods?
Layton & Lucia Woods?
Bennett & Lucia Woods?
Preston & Lucia Woods?
I DO like Silas, but if you're concerned about the double S endings, perhaps Simon? Simon Woods is so nice, and you still get Sy.
I agree with the problems with the name Layton you mention. Maybe Lachlan instead? Or Lawson? Or Lennon? Or Lennox? Or Lincoln? Or Linus? Or Lyle? I particularly like Lincoln's nickname Linc: Linc and Lucy.
So my suggestions are:
Simon Robert Woods
Lincoln Robert Woods
And from your list my two favorites are:
Silas Robert Woods
Bennett Robert Woods
Name update 08-11-2010! Andrea writes:
hello! Just wanted to give a quick update our twins were born August 4th and we named them Silas Robert and Lucia Gail - they fit perfectly! Thanks to you and your readers.