20 Weeks: A Rose By Any Other Name

April 17, 2012

I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to name my kids someday since I was little.

I had many dolls and animals. Their names were: Janie, Sarah, Doodles, Bocker, Beaker, Churton.


We have been bouncing around names for months now. There are a lot of beautiful names out there, but very few I can imagine actually choosing.

I tend to like names in 3 categories [So the name websites indicate!]:



H i p s t e r


A few of the girl names I like a lot [note Matt vetoed a few of these right away, but I’m including them for fun! We have a harder time liking the name girl names than boy names]


Ruth [Ruthie]












At least for now, I won’t get to use any of those!


Boy names we’ve tossed around have included [please note this list MAY or MAY NOT include the name we like the most at the moment, so I’m not really looking for feedback : )]



Max [Maxwell is Karen’s maiden name]


Davidson [nod to ye alma mater!]



Basil [pronounced like the herb, not like the Austin Powers character]



Churton [street I grew up on]

Boy names I’m finding are so much harder!!

Family Input

My mom actually came up with the name Baker. Pretty appropriate for our family! In fact, she now calls the baby Baker Wheatsworth when she talks about him! I hope she’s not disappointed that Wheatsworth is not on the above list : )

Before we found out it was a boy, my Dad had suggested Dakota Savannah after our two most popular bakery items!

Karen suggested the name Breád Dakota. Here Bread is pronounced “Bree-ahd” in a fancy way.

Matt’s dad [Mark] likes Mark – but spelled non-traditionally for us new-age kids like this: “Mharche”

One thing’s for sure: we won’t be sharing the name with anyone until he is born!

Lastly And Lastly

And another non-negotiable: we’re hyphenating his last name to Younger-Monson. This isn’t up for debate, so while I know many of you probably have strong opinions about hyphenation, I’d appreciate it if you kept them out of the comments because we’re definitely hyphenating. We don’t think hyphenated names are the most beautiful either, but neither of us could imagine not having our last name as part of our son’s.

Since we got married, our families call us the “Younger-Monsons” and we both think that order of names sounds better than Monson-Younger. We debated for a split second to do something super creative and become the Youngsons, but since both Matt and I are very attached to our last names (why neither of us changed them to the other’s upon marriage) we didn’t think that choice really made sense, as it would mean a new identity for not only the baby but for us as well.

I WOULD like to hear your favorite boy + girl names! We haven’t really made a decision yet and I love hearing all the cool names out there.

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{ 494 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Michelle@PeachyPalate April 17, 2012 at 8:02 am

Ruthie and Max are my favs!


2 jane April 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

same!! While some of the names you chose are cool, kids have enough to deal with these days without having some really offbeat name. Both you and Matt have classic names and probably didn’t have to deal with people making fun of your name. Ruthie and Max are not very popular (at least not that I know of) but are absolutely adorable!! Not too overdone at all, but still not too out there. Love them!


3 Kate L. April 18, 2012 at 8:54 am

Yes – when you are naming your child, you are acting on their behalf in a very important matter. It’s not what the parents want, it’s what will be smart and good for your child. As this wonderful baby names book puts it “Knowing what you know about the world now, would YOU want to go through life with that name?” (from The Baby Name Wizard)


4 char eats GREENS April 17, 2012 at 8:07 am

Very interesting about the last name thing! I like seeing different situations, such as you both loving your last names. I took my husband’s…but for me, that’s what I wanted. I think it’s awesome to be different!

So I wanted to say, that my niece’s name is Ella, AND my sis-in-law just had her third child (second daughter) on Friday and named her Ayla. I love how the 2 girls names go together!!

I think you have some beautiful options…and love that the parents are getting involved!! It’s funny that you put Violet on there because I thought my SIL was going to name the second girl that!! Good luck choosing


5 K April 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Ayla is also the name of the main character in the Clan of the Cavebear books.. such a great character!


6 Jen April 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I had my daughter 5 months ago and named her Ayla. I’ve only gotten positive feedback on it! I love the main character in Clan of the Cavebear…


7 Jocelyn April 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I LOVE the name Ayla! That’s beautiful.


8 Carlee April 17, 2012 at 8:09 am

Good for you for sharing the names that you like. My husband and I are keeping ours a secret for now, partly because of the whole feedback issue! I think I’m going to keep my favorites out of the blog world for now…but I will say that our list and your list have almost no repeats. Amazing how many names there are out there!


9 Meagan April 17, 2012 at 8:11 am

Cute names!

Here are some of my favorites:

Girls: Layne, Shea, Kayla, Esme, Taylor,

Boys: Emmett, Cole, Stephen, Ian, Britton, Elias


10 Andrea April 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I see some Twilight names in there 😉


11 Lisa April 21, 2012 at 8:26 am

My son is 3 month old and we named him Elias. We call him Elias or Bear (his middle name) and grandparents call him Eli. LOVE. IT. We liked the name because of the way is sounded but once we found the meaning “the Lord is my God” we were completely sold!


12 Christine April 17, 2012 at 8:12 am

Well I know you are not having a girl, but I am partial to the name Ella. Our first daughter is named Ella Grace and I love that name. However, the name is really popular now a days and it would not be a unique name at school.

We named our 4th child Andrew Parker and I love that name! It’s traditional yet different.


13 Vicki April 18, 2012 at 12:31 pm

My 6 year old is Ella Grace, as well! 🙂


14 Vicki April 18, 2012 at 12:35 pm

And about the popularity….it IS a little too popular right now but it also has to do with where you live. When we lived in California, we knew other little girls with the name Ella but in Missouri we don’t.


15 kate April 17, 2012 at 8:12 am

It is SO hard to pick a name! When deciding a name we were torn. I wanted something classis and my boyfriend wanted something a little different. We ended up with a baby boy named Auden River Thompson. Everyone who hears his name always comments how much they love it and that they have never heard it before. It is actually an old English name meaning “old friend”. It is pronounced like the poet W.H. Auden. We are so glad we came up with something we think is a beautiful name but also unique. Good luck with the naming process! So exciting 🙂


16 KERF April 17, 2012 at 8:13 am



17 ashlynn April 17, 2012 at 8:13 am

You’re always setting yourself up for criticisim when discussing the name before the baby’s born. My BIL and SIL aren’t telling anyone until their little girl is born. But, then again, it might be a good idea to see people’s reaction to the name before you put it down on the birth certificate. Something may sound good in your head but others may hear it a different way. I’ve got a pretty weird middle name becuase my dad got a little creative. You won’t find it on any of the baby name sites.


18 KERF April 17, 2012 at 8:14 am

But like I said, the name we are going with is most likely not listed here 🙂


19 ashlynn April 17, 2012 at 8:50 am

Oh, I know. I read that part. I just meant a general “you” in the first sentence. Whenever names are discussed, people feel the need to jump on and give their opinion. That’s why it’s good to wait like you’re doing.


20 KERF April 17, 2012 at 8:52 am



21 Megan Infantino April 17, 2012 at 8:15 am

Off your list, I like:

Even though we don’t know the sex of our baby yet (we find out the 25th!!), we already have names picked. I’ve had the girl’s name picked even before we got pregnant. My husband knows I will not budge on this name – but we really likes it anyways so he won’t complain. If it’s a girl, she will be named Eva Marie. Eva was my grandmother’s name – she raised me. And Marie is my middle name. If it’s a boy, we are naming him after my husband. Michael Joseph. 🙂

Good luck on the names! I know it’s a BIG decision but you and Matt will pick the perfect name for your little one.


22 robin April 18, 2012 at 6:47 am

Thats nice to name her after the person who raised you.


23 LizP April 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I like Michael Joseph a lot, but it is also super popular. I have two in my family (cousin and his dad), and have two friends who both named their child Michael Joseph.


24 Lindsay April 17, 2012 at 8:24 am

I actually found boys names to be so much easier to decide on! We had a big list and quickly narrowed it down. As for girls names that list was much harder to make and I think we have finally made a decision or at least 98% sure we have. I had Basil and Dax on our list of boys names but my husband vetoed both. Also love Asher but we have a friend who has a little boy named Asher so that one got taken off the list too. We are also hyphenating our babies last name even if that means it will be a million letters (Ingalls-Fairweather) since my husband and I decided to keep our own last names when we got married.


25 Heather April 18, 2012 at 10:49 am

I’ve found girls names so difficult to decide on too. My husband and I were actually recently discussing that and we think it has to do with wanting the “perfect” name for the world to take your girl seriously. Someday she’ll [hopefully] be a successful woman, and so the name has to fit both being a cute little girl and womanhood. For some reason it seems like men have an easier pass on this. Or maybe it’s just us being overly paranoid.


26 Cate April 17, 2012 at 8:27 am

A big kudos to you for sticking with hyphenation if that’s what you want! When my husband and I got married, neither of us were very attached to our last names, but neither of us wanted to take the other’s name, for various reasons. We ended up creating an entirely new name, and we love it. Works for us!


27 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather April 17, 2012 at 8:29 am

So many names! Jacob and I were lucky we both loved hunter, made it easy to pick! A girl name was mug trickier to come up with effort we knew we were having a boy.

I’m excited to find out what name you picked, cave believe you’re making us wait 20 more weeks to find out Kath!!


28 Casi Ortiz (mamacravings) April 17, 2012 at 8:30 am

My favorite on the girls lists: Ella and Ruth(ie)

the boys: Asher and Max

But I really like all of them! You have a great list.

My son’s name is Elijah Myles. It was my husband’s pick, but I like it.
If we stuck with E’s we would go with Evan Charles (Charles is my grandfather’s name) and Elliott Ryan (my brother’s name).

For girls we like:
Elaina Grace (Elaine is my mother’s middle name)
Emelia Claire (Emma and Claire are both family names)
Elisabeth Adrianna (Elizabeth is my grandmother’s middle name).

…I think a lot about names too. 🙂


29 Kim April 17, 2012 at 8:35 am

I love all the names on your lists! I especially love Baker, because that is my maiden name. I had never thought to use it as a boy’s name. My father passed away recently, and I can’t think of a better tribute. So, if we have a boy next time that will definitely be on my list.
My daughter’s name is Raina Catherine. My husband actually picked out Raina and it just stuck. She is definitely a Raina! The name Catherine is after my grandmother, who was a very special person to me.
I agree totally with keeping the name a secret. We didn’t, and we got some comments that made us feel less than excited about our name choice. When we go down that road again we will be more hush hush. 🙂


30 LizP April 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I love Raina!


31 Jennifer April 17, 2012 at 8:38 am

Some really great names! Some are totally unique without being too weird, KWIM. My favs are Asher, Max and Davidson (or Davis would be cute).
I am a true believer in using family names or something that “means” something to you both, not just picked randomly from a baby book. Our son is Owen Walter – Owen is a Welsh version of John (my Dad’s name) and Walter was my husband’s grandfather. Our daughter is RIley Cathryn – Riley is my maiden name and Cathryn is by MIL’s first name (she goes by her middle).


32 Hattie April 17, 2012 at 8:40 am

Have you come across the Swistle: Baby Names blog yet? I’ve always loved looking at names and the combinations of first, middle, last that people come up with so this blog is purely read for entertainment. I’m no where near ready to have kids but I love to look at the possibilities!

The link: http://swistlebabynames.blogspot.com/



33 Jennifer April 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I second Swistle! Awesome blog to read for ideas even if you don’t submit. I also highly recommend http://www.amazon.com/The-Baby-Name-Wizard-Magical/dp/0767917529 – super fun book!


34 Laura April 17, 2012 at 8:40 am

My husband and I just found out we’re having a little boy and our top three names are Max, Jack, and Henry. Our last name is pretty feminine and can also be considered a first name (it’s on your girl name list, actually!), so we wanted to go with something that is clearly a first name (versus something like Thomas which could be mistaken for a last name) and something that sounds masculine. Right now we’re “practicing” calling the baby by a name to see what feels most natural. 🙂

By the way, we’re due just days apart (I’m 21 weeks today!) so it’s been extra fun to follow your journey!


35 KERF April 17, 2012 at 8:43 am



36 Ann April 17, 2012 at 8:41 am

Our dog’s name is Asher 🙂 and I think it would make a great human name! And our son’s name is Roan Anderson. We just liked Roan and my dad’s name is Anderson. For our hopefully second child I like Lena and Liam. Enjoy the process!


37 Emily @ the doodlebug April 17, 2012 at 9:35 am

Lena is my FAVORITE girls name, again – husband said no 😉


38 haily April 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Lol, Ann…. my dog’s name is Lucy, and now that I am expecting I am sad I used that name on a dog 🙁


39 KERF April 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Use it anyway!


40 Faith April 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm

This made me think of Indiana Jones! (You are named after the DOG?) Haha.


41 Stephanie C April 17, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I have the same problem! We named our dog something and love the name so much we wish we could use it again 😉


42 LizP April 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm

My mentality is don’t name your kid anything that is a popular dog’s name- Max, Rex, Maggie, etc. Check the most popular dog name list and I definitely avoid those names for humans!


43 KERF April 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm

But there are tons of humans with those names that prosper!

Now Rover, Tiger, Buddy, Bear…I can understand 🙂


44 LizP April 18, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I agree that you can prosper with a name that is a popular dog name. I personally just would prefer not to hear when I tell someone (stranger, friend, doctor, etc) my child’s name, “Oh that’s my dog’s name!” And this is from someone who loves dogs.

But, to each his own. I personally have loved spending over an hour reading everyone’s opinions and name suggestions! Such great ideas out there!


45 Jeanette April 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

I keep reading through the comments and can’t believe how many people like the name Max! Every time I see it I think “That’s my dog’s name!”.


46 Amelia April 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm

My daughter’s name is Lucy, but we meet tons of dogs named Lucy and it doesn’t bother me a bit. Furry or not it’s a great name 🙂


47 Jessica April 17, 2012 at 8:42 am

I am more for slightly traditional names, my daughters are Rebecca Dee, Katelyn Diane, and Natalie Grace. So I am not a fan of most of your names, I cringe at Willow, Pepper, Frazier, Potter, Basil, Baker and Churton. Ultimately once I meet someone and get to know them, their name usually fits their personality and their non-traditional name grows on me. I am sure it will be the same with your baby boy!
Mharche? Nontraditional spellings make me cringe too. I have an unusual last name and it is no fun spelling it constantly, I can’t imagine having to spell my first name.


48 KERF April 17, 2012 at 8:44 am

Cringe really? Let’s be nice.

Mharche was a total joke…


49 Liz April 17, 2012 at 8:59 am

phew. I was going to comment that I really *hoped* Mharche was a joke. I don’t mind some non-traditional spellings – like trading a y for an i or vice versa – if the name is still easy to pronounce. but totally butchering the name to something that’s going to get mispronounced makes me wonder what on earth the parents were thinking. I am a polite person, so I keep those thoughts to myself and wouldn’t say anything to the parents, but I know I must not be the only one wondering. (maybe the fact that I am a teacher and see a LOT of “interesting” names makes me a little more sensitive to the subject. I’ll give you that.)


50 KERF April 17, 2012 at 9:03 am

Yeah, that was his dad totally making a joke. We would never have a spelling like that!


51 Alice April 17, 2012 at 9:57 am

Totally agree about the non-traditional spellings – I hate them. There’s no need to make Eric into Ayrick or Xavier into Xzavier. It just makes me think that parents can’t spell.


52 Allison April 17, 2012 at 10:55 am

Oh man! My son Baker’s feelings would be hurt 😛


53 CF April 17, 2012 at 8:45 am

I agree with one of the commenters above. Keeping secret is great, but you might want to run it by one or two close (smart) friends just in case there is something you haven’t thought of. Not so much “you’ll get made fun of at recess,” but more so a negative connotation that could affect them in future opportunities (I read this once on a website where someone wanted to named their daughter Nixon, but can’t find it now). Good luck!


54 Nina April 17, 2012 at 8:46 am

I like the above names. My favorites are:
Harper Felicity
Willow Aurelia
Celina Elisabeth
Rosemary Anastasia
Luna Alessandra
Maya Jillian
Ginger Penelope
Anya Sage

Cedar Benjamin
Homer Fox
…I’ve always been into names. No babies on my horizon.


55 Beth @ 990 Square April 17, 2012 at 8:46 am

WTG on staying strong and doing what you want (hypenating) the last name! I’m not even pregnant yet and I’m ALREADY getting crap about our plans to hypenate, but it’s just what feels right to us!


56 britt April 17, 2012 at 8:47 am

boy names are so hard for me too! i had 2 girl names and 1 boy name picked before i ever even got pregnant but now that i have a boy, i kind of only want boys. but i have no other boy names i really like or that my husband and i agree on. of course, my favorite boy name is alexandre since it’s my son’s name. it’s pronounced like the traditional “alexander” but we chose the name from the arthurian legend (my husband’s name is arthur) so we decided to go with that spelling.

can’t wait to find out the name you chose 🙂


57 Maddie April 17, 2012 at 8:48 am

I love names! I think it’s so fun to discuss and hear other people’s favorites (and I don’t like that people get judge-y). I like the different categories too. I’m no where near having kids myself, but I’ve definitely already have a couple names picked out. For a girl I love Elaina, Abigail and Ruby, and for boys I love Benjamin, Harrison, and Cameron. I really like adding a family connection to the names too, whether it be first or middle!


58 Meghann April 17, 2012 at 8:56 am

I know you said no input allowed on hyphenation, but I love that option. 🙂 I think that’s the perfect compromise and you two are both very lucky to both feel confident enough to agree on it. It shows you are both both strong and open minded. 🙂

Also, I LOVE the name Asher! That’s actually one of the names Derek and I have thrown back and forth as a potential boy name (in the far, far future). I also love the name Nolan (shorten to Nole as an ode to our alma mater), but I let that name slip to a friend one time and it’s now on the top of her baby name list for the same reason. I guess it’s true what they say – don’t share your baby names or else other friends might grab the good ones up.


59 KERF April 17, 2012 at 8:58 am

Love the nickname Nole!


60 Sabrina April 17, 2012 at 9:40 am

Agreed on Asher & Nolan. Love those names.


61 Megan Infantino April 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm


I’m getting my masters from there! They will soon be my alma mater too! Go Noles!


62 Sandy April 17, 2012 at 7:46 pm

I say use it anyway. You may not even be close to these friends by the time either of you have babies.


63 Helen April 17, 2012 at 8:59 am

Really love all the name choices, both boy and girl. If we didn’t have our girl name picked out (I’m 21 weeks!), I’d be adding a few of your name choices to our short list. And also super envious of how nicely your last names flow together. They sound fantastic together! My husband and I have different last names but the thought of hyphenating our last names (mine is a super Polish last name filled with consonants that shouldn’t be next to each other in a last name and his is a 9 letter Venezuelan last name) is unfortunately not going to happen. It breaks my heart. I’m thinking about maybe giving the baby his last name and giving her my last name as a middle name, but even still, it’s quite the unfortunate mouthful.


64 kz April 17, 2012 at 10:16 am

We were in a similiar situation- with my last name 10 letter (and hard to pronounce) and my husbands 9 letters. So we went with my last name as our daughters middle name, and she has my husbands last name. It’s not perfect, but its working fo us… But I do wish hyphenating wouldn’ t have saddles our daughter with a 19 letter last name, as that would have been our first choice.


65 natasha April 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

My daughter has my last name and her middle name is my partner’s last name.


66 Helen April 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

kz- Glad to hear someone else did this. Agreed, it isn’t perfect, but at least it’s working for you guys. I think we’ll likely go ahead with it. I hadn’t heard of anyone else doing this so thanks for sharing!


67 Stephanie C April 17, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Now sure what the tradition in the Venezuelan culture is, but my dad’s family has a tradition that the mother’s maiden name ALWAYS is the middle name of the child. That might be something to consider, because it can be a nod to his culture/family and also might work well as a compromise.
I also kept my maiden name, so now I have 5 names in total 😉 It’s not so bad!


68 Jenny April 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I lived in Venezuela for most of my childhood and people there always say my mom’s last name after they my last name (my dad’s).


69 Labeltz April 17, 2012 at 8:59 am

I actually like the British way of pronouncing Basil.. but that’s probably because I associate it with the character Basil Fawlty from Fawlty Towers, who is a bumbling idiot but is played by John Cleese, who I love. I haven’t seen Austin Powers but I’m assuming that association is worse!

But anyway, have fun with the names! I usually go for more traditional, but one of my English professor’s kid’s names is Dashiell, pronounced dah-shell, after the author Dashiell Hammet, which I actually really like. But I think the most important is picking a name that is significant to you, like him choosing one of his favorite authors.

Thanks for the fun posts as always!


70 Jamie April 17, 2012 at 9:01 am

I love the name Asher, and I’ve been trying to convince my husband to love it too because we are pregnant. He’s convinced a kid would be teased and called Ash. Hoping I can change his mind. If not Asher, I wanted to name our first kid, regardless of sex Campbell since it’s his grandmother’s maiden name and his middle name but he isn’t sold on this one either. (So difficult!)

Thankfully we have a girl name/middle name already picked out and seeing how it’s a family name/family tradition, he can’t argue with me on that one 😉 If we have a girl she will be named Anna Blake.

Cannot wait to hear the name you guys pick for your sweet little boy!


71 Emily @ the doodlebug April 17, 2012 at 9:30 am

Anna Blake is so pretty!! I like Blake for a girls first name too 🙂


72 Jamie April 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I do too! We have a tradition that all girls have B middle names and after the years it gets harder to come up with new ones…I was proud of this one 🙂


73 Tina April 17, 2012 at 9:31 am

One of my best friends is named Anna Blake, and I have always loved the name!


74 Jamie April 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

That’s so neat! More confirmation that it’s not crazy for the husband 🙂


75 Matt April 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Ash is an awesome nickname! Like a superhero!


76 sb April 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I think this may be an indication of the difference between generations. I associate the name Ash with a rather nasty character in the original Alien movie! But I think that movie was made before you were born! 🙂



77 Sarah April 17, 2012 at 9:02 am

DeLurking to share my son’s name: Caleb Casmir

Caleb: because we love that it means “bold and faithful” and that is what we want our son to be. (Note: we named him Caleb before there was a surge of Calebs born. LOL!”)

Casmir: He is named after his Great-Grandpa from Poland. My Father-in-Law immigrated from Poland in his 20’s and married an American girl. Most of that side of the family still lives in Poland and we wanted to carry that legacy forward especially since, as of right now, Caleb is the only grandchild who will carry the last name. 🙂


78 Liz April 17, 2012 at 9:09 am

I love hearing that there are family meanings behind names. Caleb Casmir not only sounds great, but it is special to your family.

we don’t have anything too unique in our family for names (lots of English and Irish up in here), but we are going to honor family members with the middle names of our children. if we have a boy he will have two middle names – Roman and William – the names of our two grandfathers who passed away in 2011. if we have a girl, her middle name will be a combo of our mothers’ names. Lori + Lisa = Lorisa. 🙂


79 Julie April 17, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I’d like to do a combo of our mothers’ names for a middle name too – but I have not found the right first name to go with it. Linda + Shirley = Linley. Isn’t that cool? And, a boy middle name will be either my father’s first name or my father’s middle name because my husband’s dad already gets to carry on the last name! SO, either Gilbert or Joseph for that…I’m thinking Jacob Gilbert would be a good boy name (always loved the name Jacob and my husband likes traditional)…but…no girls first name yet…good thing we are nowhere near having a baby yet! 🙂

Good luck Kath – thanks for sharing this much! I figured names were off the table for discussion since you were keeping them a secret….but it’s been fun to read the comments!


80 KERF April 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Love the combo name!


81 Brynne May 12, 2012 at 8:57 am

One of my step-brother’s names is Casmir, we call him Caz. I’ve never seen it anywhere else! My step-dad is 100% Polish and still has family over there too, so I’m certain it’s more common in that country.


82 Yasmine April 17, 2012 at 9:05 am

For us the boy’s name were more difficult to find than the girl’s name. We had difficulties to be ok. I like Gustave and Emile but he hate these names 🙁 Finally our son’s name is Alexandre.
About the last name, we’re not married but, even if, I want to keep my name. At first I also wanted to append our names but my partner’s name is too long. The little boy has his father’s last name… And that’s ok because the association of his name and his last name shows his cultural mix (France and Maghreb).