I wrote to you during my last baby naming experience, but you, quite understandably, did not get to my letter. Now I'm in what I think is an even worse predicament. My husband, P@ul, and I (Catherine) are expecting our 5th baby, a baby boy in February. We have one son who is named after my husband and I think that is our problem. The name P@ul is not my style, but my husband felt strongly about having our son named after her him, so P@ul it was. The name has totally grown on me and I love it because it is the name of my darling boy. But it is still not my style and I feel stuck in choosing a sibling name to go with it. If I could have named him what I wanted to he would have been Knightly or Stafford. I would not use either one of these names now. Not only because they don't go with Paul, but because I think my naming style has evolved and I would really like something classic, old school, but that sounds current without being overly popular, and is a good sibling match for P@ul. Here are my only two contenders for this baby . . .
1) Charles - I love the name Charles, I think it goes well enough with P@ul and I love the nickname Charlie, even more so than I love the name Charles. But there are so many little girls running around with the nickname Charley, and I don't want this boy to ever feel as though we gave him a girls name.
2) Linus - I'm well aware of the Peanuts association, but it doesn't bother me at all. I'm not totally sold on it, and my husband doesn't care for it all. Also I don't think it fits with Paul as well as Charles.
And a couple of names that I like but that are out for various reasons.
I also like Jack, but it is my father's name and I already have 1 nephew named for him, and a nephew on the way who will also be named for him, I think that's probably plenty for one family. =D
I also like Michael, but my husband doesn't it and I have 2 brothers in law with the name, too.
I feel stuck in a baby naming rut in trying to come up with a baby name that matches a name that, I love, but is not my style. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Our last name is very Swiss and very harsh sounding to the ear. The name Groot (rhymes with Boot) is a good stand in.
This is difficult to answer without the other sibling names, but I would suggest John. I'm not sure, though, if this might be the very name being used to honor your dad Jack.