To make a long story short, Cassie found the notebook that I used to keep random notes in 2005. It includes lists of boys and girls names that I liked. I thought I’d share them here because it amuses me to do so.
Crossed out names are names that Max vetoed. Names in parentheses were considered as middle names only.
Adrian Avery Blake Christopher Clark Colin Cameron Damyan Demyan Devlin Dominic Donovan Flynn Gabriel
Gray Grayson Harrison
Kane Kellen Kent
Leo Lucian/ Lucien Luke
Mason Max Park Perry Pierce Quillan Quin/ Quinn Rhett
Stefan Taylor Todd Travis Troy
If, somehow, we ever found ourselves in a position to have another boy who we could name, I’d like to name him Kellen Robert. Kellen after our dear friend Kellie and Robert after Max, myself, and my dad.
Max never saw the girls list, apparently, because none of those names were vetoed.
- Alexandra (to be called “Xan” not “Alex”)
- (AnnMarie/Ann-Marie) (after Max’s grandmothers)
- (Diana) (after my grandma)
- (Dyane) (after my grandma)
- Magdalene (it’s an old family name on my mom’s side)
- (Noreen) (after my grandma)
- (Theresa/Therese) (after my grandma)
Cassie’s birthmother’s name is actually on this list, although I’d pronounce it differently than she does. There are also some names on this list that I wouldn’t use now (Emma, for example) because they’re too popular. And I wouldn’t use Victoria because of the character in Twilight.
If we had another girl, I have no idea what we’d name her. Max doesn’t like my second favorite name, Tabitha. I’d probably use either Diana, Robyn, or Ann-Marie as her middle name though. Family names.
Any thoughts? What are your favorite names?