When we learned we’d be adding two boy babies to the family, of course the first thing I stressed out about was naming two more boy children. Boy names are hard, and we’ve already used our #1 favorite.
And of course I was a little bit sad to not use our girl names. But who says they need to go to waste? Someone else should take them! Consider them up for grabs:
Ellery – I love the slightly different take on a pretty common prefix for girls these days of Ell–. I always thought Miller and Ellery would be a perfect sibling set.
Ellison – This name was Andrew’s favorite and I love it, too. Just like Ellery it starts with Ell– but is not Ella or Ellie, which are much more popular. I think I would have tried for the nickname Elle.
Holland – I was totally ready to “steal” this perfect name from a fellow blogger, and had even asked her permission to do so (before we knew about the boys). I just LOVE it and I think it goes perfectly with Miller. It did not exactly go perfectly with Andrew’s top boy name, but I suppose we avoided that dilemma by not having a girl!
Felicity – Andrew vetoed this but I adore it. It’s so happy and whimsical. Nickname could be Cece/Cici.
Annika – One of my very favorites that Andrew vetoed. I love Annika and I LOVE the nickname Annie. My grandpa called my grandma Annie (her name is Ann) and it was always so sweet.
Mira – While not at the top of my list, this name feels simple and lovely, and would work on a young girl or a grown woman.
If we had ended up with twin girls instead of twin boys, I think they probably would have been named Ellison and Holland (Andrew’s fave + my fave). For the boys, we are coming close (maybe? possibly?) to settling on their names, but don’t plan to officially name then or share the names until they’re born. But oh, I hope you will like them.
What girl or boy names will you never get to use? What names should we consider for our boys before we make the final decision? Does anyone want to call dibs on naming their daughter any of my suggestions above? Go forth and talk baby names!