Okay CoTHers, here is the problem: DH and I can't agree on girl names. We don't know yet what we are having, I'm only 18 weeks. But the crazy mommy hormones are making me want to at least have a couple girl names we both agree on. We are set with boy names we like. I actually have to meet my babies before I name them because I almost gave DD a name that didn't suit her at all. DD has my mom's maiden name, and DS has a very traditional name. Both sides of the family have been well covered with the first two, so no obligations.
I love names that have an "L" in them or a hard "C". DH is Swedish and I am a little bit of everything. Help out the crazy pregnant lady, please! Something not trendy, classic, a name they can carry proudly through life as a doctor, not a name that should come with a stripper pole on their 16th b-day!
Our top choices were Allison and Amanda. (Well, Summer was my first choice, but even while pregnant I just knew DD was not a Summer. I still love the name though.) Noelle, Rachel? I really like Philippa - but DH did not.
We were the opposite and had a list of 6 girl names we both liked and no boy names at all - and we went for the surprise- so I think I was at 38 weeks before we chose a boy name.
Good luck! I agree that you need to meet the baby to see if the name fits. I didn't decide til the next day- they kept pushing me for a name after she was born and I just wanted to make sure it was the right name. We eventually found names that just felt right. When the baby is moving and kicking you start to get a good feel for their personality and my mind changed in that time period.
Oooooh, Elise! 4Martini, I was literally filling out paperwork as we were putting both babies in carseats to come home! It is such an important thing to get right!
AFW, Reilley is in my family tree, but DH has a niece named Rylee already. ANd we do 2 middle names as well!!