We have just passed the 33 week mark with our second baby girl, and we are having a TOUGH time with names! We are Cris and Candace, and last name sounds like blackbird. Our daughter (2 1/2 years old) is C@mpbell. When we named C@mpbell (middle name Marie), we really didn't intend to create a family of all "C" names...we just really liked the name C@mpbell. But, now that we are having our second, we're facing a dilema. On one hand, people keep commenting to me that we "have" to choose another "C" name because anything else will sound awkward. On the other hand, I feel like it might be a little cheesy for us to all have the same first initial - it is definitely not something I would have set out to accomplish! We're not sure if we will try to have a third child, but it is still a possibility.
So, my first question is...should we focus only on "C" names?? And, either way, we just need help! Since C@mpbell is not an overtly feminine name, we aren't sure which way to go for the second girl. Also, we live in the Northeast, but I'm from the deep South, so I tend to like names that sound a little southern (but this is not an absolute requirement).
Some of our current favorites...
Quinn (we both really like this name, but we're stumped on a middle name)
Charlotte (we're kind of 50/50 on this one)
Sara Kate (to be used as a double name...and if so, should we name her Sara Katherine and call her Sara Kate?)
Lila Kate (same comments as Sara Kate)
We are very open to suggestions, so please help!!
Thanks so much!
I would not restrict yourselves to C names unless you decide you like the idea, especially since you might have a third child. Right now, the three C's are noticeable---but generally parents' names are not included in the sibling group of their children. If your next child is not a C-name, anyone who asks why you didn't stick with C's can be given a blank look and then told "...Oh, no, we didn't choose a C name on purpose the first time. That was just the name we liked best."
Quinn seems like a very good fit with C@mpbell, and the hard-C-sound beginning helps her to seem like she fits even better with all the other hard-C names in the family. We did a middle name challenge for the name Quinn awhile back; maybe some of those names will work. I like Quinn Elise or Quinn Louise or Quinn Simone.
Quincy would also work, and that would go nicely with the middle name Kate.
Marley also works well. Marley Kate would be nice.
Charlotte, Sara Kate, Lila Kate, and Claire/Clara all seem too traditional and feminine to pair with C@mpbell. I think I'd look at options more like: