I'm due September 21 with my second child. Like our first, we didn't find out the gender and are stumped with boy names once again. Luckily, our first child is a girl and we named her Marin Nora. The first name means sailor (my husband races sailboats) and the middle name is after my grandma. If we have another girl, we are 99% sure we'll name her Kinley Josephine. Kinley is my husband's middle name and the middle name is after my grandpa, Joe.
When we were pregnant for Marin, I reluctantly agreed on the name Carson for a boy, but was so relieved when we didn't have a boy! The middle name would have been (and will be with baby #2) Kinley - as it is a fourth generation tradition to have the first boy's middle name be Kinley.
My husband's only consideration is Grayson. I don't like it - for no explainable reason. Names that we have talked about, but don't "speak" to us are ... Conner, Ryan, Gavin. If it were up to me, it would be Grant. I also love Bennett or Benjamin and a new favorite, Tyson.
Marin's name is unheard of in the area we live and hopefully won't be come "popular" for awhile. So, I'm also struggling with this baby having an "original" name, but nothing too out there. I also love the fact that Marin's name has the sailing/water reference too. Help! Oh, and our last name is Webb.
I suggest Caspian. It's uncommon but not unfamiliar, and the Caspian Sea gives it a water reference. Caspian Kinley Webb; Marin and Caspian.
You could go straight for Sailor: again, uncommon but not unfamiliar, and similar to the currently-popular name Sawyer. Sailor Kinley Webb; Marin and Sailor. It has a slight feminine association because Christie Brinkley named her daughter Sailor.
The Baby Name Wizard says Keeler means "boat-builder." Keeler Kinley is a little much but also sounds good to me. Keeler Webb; Marin and Keeler. But I hesitate to recommend it, because Keeler sounds a little feminine to me.
Leif Ericson was a famous sailing guy, and while Leif Webb seems a little abrupt, Ericson Webb is nice and reminds me of both Grayson and Carson. Marin and Ericson.
And there's Christopher Columbus, of course, and Christopher Webb is a wonderful name.
Lachlan is a nice name and means "land of lakes." Lachlan Webb; Marin and Lachlan.
Name update! Sara writes:
I appreciated all your comments and it caused us to go back to our original list when we were pregnant with our first child. An old favorite emerged and seemed perfect for a boy - which we ended up having! Beckett Kinley Webb was born on September 18. We are getting lots of compliments on his name, which means "dweller by the brook." Thanks again for your help!