Hi Swistle! I wrote to you for our last baby (baby boy #2 - we were trying to decide between Weston and Wesley - we went with Weston). Your advice and the commets were helpful, so I thought I'd consult again! Anyway, we're expecting our third baby on November 6 and this time they tell me it's a GIRL. So exciting! Anyway, we have a Greyson, a Weston, and now considering girl names. We're strongly considering Miriam Kathleen. Kathleen is a family name. We like names that are a little differnt, but not crazy. Our last name starts with "s" and is two syllables and goes well with just about anything. I don't hear much about the name Miriam and would appreciate your comments. We were thinking Mira as a nickname. Thanks!
My comment is: I think it's wonderful! Miriam is one of the steadiest names I have ever seen: it hasn't left the 200s/300s of popularity in DECADES. In fact, the last time it was below #200 was NINETEEN THIRTY-THREE! (Source: Social Security Administration.) And Miriam Kathleen is lovely.