Deciding on a name for your new baby can be an arduous task. There are a million names that must be narrowed down to one. Girls grow up with a list of our favorites to name their future sons and daughters but when the time finally arrives, the list usually goes out the door and a start from scratch begins. It’s hard enough for the mom, but she’s got to convince the dad as well. This can be especially difficult if he’s already got a name like, oh, I don’t know, Theodore in his head. A big “no thanks” there.
It’s been even more difficult this time around since we haven’t found out the sex of the baby. So that’s two names we’ve had to come up with. So far, this is what we have. I normally don’t ask for opinions on naming since I don’t really care what other people think. After all, I know I have good taste 🙂 but I am a little curious and I know all of you are, too.
For a girl:
Rob and I are in love with the name Olivia but it happens to be the #1 girls name in Utah!! Wha??? I have only known one Olivia in my entire life and Rob doesn’t know any. Do all of you know a lot of Olivia’s?? I’ve also considered Jocelyn and Caroline.
As far as the middle name goes, I’m big into using family names. Both of our kids so far have middle names from the Snow side of the family so I want to use one from the Raines side this time. But there aren’t that many to choose from. Maria is the one I really want to use and is after Grandma Maria, but does it sound good with Olivia even though they have the same “ia” at the end??
For a boy:
I’ve liked this name for a long time and I think it’s the one, but every once in a while I question. I’ve also considered Jameson and Spencer. As for the middle name, it’s after my brother, Brian David, who passed away a couple of years ago. But I can’t decide which middle name I like better.
I’m open to suggestions, but seeing as I’ve been working on this for months I’m guessing most other names have been considered and tossed, so I’m mostly wondering which middle names we should go with and if Olivia is too common.