Our second baby is due on July 14 (not sure of it's a boy or girl). We have the girls name more or less sorted but we are stuck on a boys name. Our surname rhymes with Dwyer.
Our daughter is called Florence Elizabeth Grace, which we both love. It was chosen from a short list the day she was born and if this baby is another girl it will be a similar combination of beautiful classical names - Eleanor, Marguerite, Loretta, Mathilda, Rosalie, Pearl etc....we'll figure it out on the day!
We have a few of boys names in mind but we are not as confident about using them... We have both started to doubt them at the last minute (is that normal?) Here they are...
Menzies Franklin HuwMenzies Alexander FelixMenzies Alexander OwenMenzies Amos Alexander
I should point out that my husband is Welsh and so we would like a Welsh name in the mix. Also, the name Menzies has a nice family significance. While it would be nice to include these elements it's not a essential.
We also like
and most recently my hubby has thrown Marvin into the mix...I was unsure but it's growing on me (and it's Welsh)
We are open to brand new suggestions at this stage too - nothing is set in stone yet! Also, if you can think of some middle names for Marvin that would be great...
The first thing that sprang to my mind when I said the name Menzies aloud was "menses." I have gone around and around about this since I got your letter, wondering if I should even mention it: it seems like there is always someone who has a peculiar association with a name (Paul and I still quote this SNL skit to each other), so maybe this is me saying "Hey, Benjamin, IS MONTANA A STATE YET?" Or maybe not, and so I mention it anyway but with hesitation (and with Julia Sweeney giving me a perplexed look).
I'm looking at the Welsh section of The Best Baby Names in the World From Around the World, and I'm seeing a ton of nice options: Bevan, Bowen, Brice, Cai, Calder, Colwyn, Davis, Dylan, Evan, Gavin, Griffith, Kent, Maddock, Price, Rhys, Tristan, Vaughn. Since you've mentioned Edwin and Selwin, Colwyn and Bowen stand out to me from that list. Maybe something like Colwyn Alexander Felix or Bowen Amos Alexander. Or Menzies would work well in a middle name position: something like Colwyn Alexander Menzies or Bowen Felix Menzies.
With Florence, my favorites are Calder, Colwyn, Davis, Price, and Rhys. Of those, Rhys is probably my top favorite. Rhys Alexander Felix, Rhys Franklin Menzies, Rhys Alexander Menzies, etc.
Marvin is not in the Welsh list of The Best Baby Names in the World or in the Welsh list of The Oxford Dictionary of First Names, so I think I would use a Welsh middle name as well. I like many of the middle names you've already chosen for Menzies, or names from the Welsh list above: Marvin Alexander Felix, Marvin Franklin Menzies, Marvin Rhys Menzies, Marvin Davis Menzies, and so on.