My husband and I are due with our first baby, a boy, on September 20. Long before we got pregnant, I would make lists upon lists of baby names, and boy am I glad I did... I can only imagine how much harder finding the right name would have been if i didn't already have those lists. As of right now, we have it narrowed down to three names. I would love your feedback and your readers feedback, but also any new suggestions, if you think a name just doesn't flow. This baby will have two middle names, the second of which is my maiden name, and our last name sounds like Sny-kiss (with a long I sound in the first syllable).
Our current list is:
Emmett Rhys O'Keefe Snykiss - We both really like this name and how the whole thing flows. I particularly love Rhys in the middle - as we couldn't use it in the first spot because it would blend into our last name. And I love Emmett, I'm just not sure it won't get too popular with the whole Twilight situation, of which I am not a fan. Should I even be worried about that?
Arlo Desmond O'Keefe Snykiss - Arlo has been a favorite of mine for a while. It took hubby a little while to warm up to it but he recently told me it's one of his top picks because it feels like it's an old school name and he thinks are little boy has an old soul (I LOVED hearing that from him because our naming conversations have been mainly one-sided). Desmond is a name that has only recently been on our radar, mainly because of the character on LOST. We would not be naming him after the character, but the association does not hurt in our opinion.
Tate Henry O'Keefe Snykiss - Tate is the newest name to our list. And while we do like it, I have become worried about the bully nick-naming possibilities (particularly regarding a certain body part), and I don't know if it's inevitable. I have also noticed that Tate crosses the gender barrier slightly and I'm not really interested in having a gender neutral name for my son. Is Tate really going to the girls? And we chose Henry because it is my grandfather's name and we could not come up with any other options for middles for Tate. Any suggestions?
So that's it. We would love to have a few solid choices to go into the delivery with and hopefully once we meet him, one will just seem right. Thanks!
Would you want to reverse Tate and Henry and consider Henry Tate O'Keefe Snykiss? Tate might not go completely to the girls, but I do consider it a name that can be either for boys or for girls.
I don't think of Emmett as Twilighty---but I've only read the first book. Perhaps Twilight fans can weigh in on this.
But dude, you're not leaving me with any other work to do! Emmett Rhys and Arlo Desmond are both spectacular names. I think all that's left to do is a poll, which I'll put over to the right. (Poll closed; see results below.)
Name update 09-25-2010! Liann writes:
I want to thank you and your readers for your input on our son's name. The little man arrived on 9/23 at 7:59 a.m., 8lbs. 8.6oz., and 19 3/4 in. long. However, my naming fears came true and none of the names on our final list seemed to fit. So, we went back to the drawing board and consulted our lists, where we found the perfect name for our new baby boy.. Duncan Henry O'Keefe Snykiss is happy and healthy and we could not be more pleased with him and his name. Thank you again for your help!