I am coming to you as a last resort! Our last name is Christiansen, common but also a mouthful. Our first child is a girl named Callie Lyn and our second child is a boy named Kevin Grant. Both names came at the last minute and just in time to leave the hospital. My husband has strong negitive reactions to most trendy names especially those that end in "en" sounds like Hayden, Brayden etc. I don't like having names that all start with the same letter or sound. Our first child was a compromise, my husband wanted Sally and I wanted Deliah(great grandmother). Callie was my solution to a modern sounding Sally. When I was pregnant with our second child the rule was no names starting with a "C" sound or ending with an "en" sound. My husband wanted Colt and I wanted Decker or Dean (both of which my husband didn't love). However, when our son came we both knew we had to name him after my BIL who matched his kind and gentle spirit regardless of the rules. Now we have 2 kids with hard K sounds and a last name starting with a C. Everyone is asking me if we will keep the trend going even though it was never on purpose.
So now we are expecting another boy this May and we can not agree on any names again. I know we will have atleast one more child and if this were a girl my husband and I actually would agree to name her Wesley. I know this is traditionally a masculine name but we met a female Wesley and fell in love. We also like the name Evelyn, Scarlett and Gia.
My husband would like to name our next boy Roscoe, which I like but dont feel like it is right. I absolutely love the name Royce but my husband hates it. The only other names I feel ok with are "C" names! I dont know what's wrong with me since I don't want to be that cutsey family! So far my top contenders are Royce, Cooper and Colt. My husband can only come up with Roscoe. We like names that are older but not "dusty". We could probably do an "Oliver" type name but I could not do a "Edward" or "Warren"
I really don't want to sweat about the name for 3 more months and stress about it in the hospital again. If you could help in anyway you would be saving me a whole lot of heart burn:)
Some names that we can't use because of family are Max, Sam, Mark, Hudson, Jake, Martin, Brett, Luke
I think it's the third child who sets a pattern that's too hard to break. If you have several non-hard-C/K names in mind for future children, I'd warn that using a hard-C/K name for this child will make the pressure intense to do the same for the next---much more intense than it is this time around.
Roscoe and Royce make me think of:
My favorites with your surname are Rhys and Scott. My favorites with the sibling names are Russell and Scott. So that makes my top suggestion Scott: Scott Christianson; Callie, Kevin, and Scott.
Would you consider naming your son Wesley? I know you had it picked out for a girl, but I love it for a boy and I think Wes is one of the best nicknames ever. I also think that in this sibling group, Wesley fits better as a boy name than as a girl name. And it would break your C/K streak, and also make sure you get to use it.
Name update! Michelle writes:
Thanks again for everyone's help. We had our baby boy on May 21 and we named him Duke Michael. We are glad he is here and even happier that he finally has a name.