I have enjoyed reading your posts over the past few months! I have been looking for a sign - anything - to tell me that "this is the name" of our second son. So far, nothing.I will have a scheduled c-section on December 8th.His brother is 3 1/2 year Noah Wilfred (Noah b/c we loved it and thought it was so original at the time + Wilfred my father's name)Our last name is Schaff (short A sound SHAFF)Dad is Russell Eugene Schaff IIIWe have both agreed that baby #2 should have Russell as his middle name (each boy will have a grandfather's name for the middle)We don't have other male family names to draw from. :(My husband has had one name offering from the very beginning. Only one. Miles. (He's a big fan of Miles Davis)I'm not sure how I feel about Miles Russell Schaff. Too many sss sounds. And Schaff sounds so close to "shaft" which tends to pull in the possibility of names that sound like porn stars. (Harry Schaff.....We aren't tied down to biblical names, but they do sound right with Noah. I'd like a name that doesn't skyrocket to the top 10 like Noah did. A classic, traditional name.Some on my list have beenEli Russell/Noah and EliCaleb Russell/Caleb and EliJeremiah Russell (husband says there are too many syllables in Jeremiah)/Wilson Russell Schaff (I love the name Will/Wil but William is so popular./Noah and WIlQuinn (was on my list and now off b/c it looks like there are so many girl Quinns out there)I love the name Silas (but Silas Schaff is too many ss sounds)Thank you for your help!
The first thing I notice is that you guys broke a three-generation naming tradition. I'll bet I'm not the only one hungry for details. My mother-in-law and father-in-law broke a many-generations naming tradition when they named my husband Paul, and it caused...issues. (And I'm so grateful to them for weathering those issues so I wouldn't have to do it a generation later.)
Anyway! On with business! Since you like Silas but it's too much S, I wonder if Simon would work better. Simon Schaff, Simon Russell Schaff, Noah and Simon. I like it.
It's too bad Miles Davis's surname also ends in S, or that would be a good option. But maybe it's a good option anyway? Davis Schaff, Davis Russell Schaff, Noah and Davis.
(I was going to suggest Milo, but then thought of your porn caution and "Mile O'Schaff" and changed my mind. Ahem.)
I think I might avoid M-names anyway, because of the MRS initials. And I-names, because of IRS.
I like the sound of Benjamin Schaff. Benjamin Russell Schaff, Noah and Ben.