Erin - posted on 05/23/2012 ( 14 moms have responded )
This kinda got started in another post so I just thought I would continue it. I have 2 little boys, Daniel Jay and Steven Robert. We like more traditional names but because my husband's family is so big it was really hard coming up with names that we liked and that weren't used a lot. There are Johns, Williams, Roberts, micheals, all names that I love but that are so commonly used in his family.
For middle names we use family names. Jay comes from my moms middle name Jaye.(She passed away in a car accident 4 years ago). We dropped the 'e' to make it fitting for a boy. Robert is from my MIL's family (her father and my BIL). #3 will have a middle name from my dad's side of the family. The choices for boys are Gordon, Kevin and Peter. Girls are Marie, Sylvia, and Sarah. We really don't have any first names picked out yet, we usually have some ideas and once we know what we are having then we decide.
Does any one else have naming patterns/traditions that they use when naming their children? And what names do you love/hate? I love thinking about baby names and love to hear reasons/stories of why you named your children what you did.