Thankfully, some of you have offered to help us with the research phase of our quest for the perfect baby name. I figured I must share some of our criteria so you don't throw out your favorite names in vain. I do tend to overthink things, yet believe that choosing our baby's name is a very important responsibility. While I'd like to stick with my little plan here I am also willing to look beyond this list if there is a name out there that just feels right!
For now, here's what we are thinking...
~ A two syllable first name
~For a boy name, we prefer it end in the letter N
~We almost exclusively consider girl names that end with N or the long E sound
~We prefer to find a girl name that begins with an A (the short A sound), K (or C with a K sound), L, or E
~I'd love to find another great G (with a hard G sound) name for a little boy, but not a G name that would likely be shortened to Gray. We also like Ks, Ls, Es, and Cs for boys.
~No names that start with J or end with M
~No A names for a boy or G names for a girl
~Our favorite names tend to have Scottish, Irish, or English origins
~Must be either a strong boy name or obvious feminine name, not unisex.
~A name with meaning matters.
So, that's it. No problem right? There has to be a perfect name waiting for our baby!