Swistle I’ve been following you for a while, and knew if I were having a boy I would need your help....so here I am 8 1/2 months pregnant with a BOY and still no name!!!! To make matters worse...My husbands #1 name is a popular girls names: Peyton...HELP!!!!
Our last name sounds like Julien-elle. We have a daughter Gwen Grace (yes just Gwen, its not short for anything). We are absolutely obsessed with her name and love that we don’t know any other Gwen’s.
So we have never really had a boys name (thank goodness we had a girl first!) and I am having a hard time thinking of a name that fits well with Gwen. Like mentioned above, our daughter is just Gwen......I am a “Christine” who has never gone by that one day of my life (always been a Christy)....so I tend to be drawn toward shorter names that aren’t shortened to a nickname. We do have middle name options (woohoo!): James, Paul, or Gideon.
Names I like:
Vance - my secret favorite, my husband liked it at first but is slowly getting over it, thinking it is too “out there”. I really think Vance goes well with Gwen. (but is VJ bad initials to have?!?!?)
Rhett - Husband thinks it sounds like Rex ( and we know a baby Rex)
Paxton - my attempt to sway him from Peyton, I like the nickname Pax (yes I realize this goes against my rule above!) but feel like its a bit made up to me and getting popular.
Gavin - I’m pretty sure Gwen Stefani ruined this one out for us......although I think its a super cute sibling set!!! Plus we are fans, so that might be a little too weird!
Landon - but I don’t think it goes with Gwen
Miles - ehh
Layne - Hubby not into it
Names husband likes:
Peyton - enough said!........Although in my husbands defense, I too liked that name for a boy about 10 year ago....but in this age of mommy groups, gym classes and the internet I’ve come across LOTS of baby girl Peytons.
Barron - bad association
Caleb - this is slowly moving its way up his list......I must admit I do like it, but have a real issue with its spot on the SSA list #33 (although I do not know any kids named Caleb, and honestly have never met one in my life!!! thats saying a lot....see below)
One last thing that complicates things all my friends have boys, so we have lots of boy names off limits: Nathan, Eli, Jack, Will, Kaiden, Liam, Cooper, Luke, Brody, Brayden, Christian, Charlie, Cade, Colin, James, Rex just to name a few.......
Please help me find Gwen’s brothers name! THANK YOU!!!!
I suggest Grant. It's short, it's similar to Rhett and Vance and Landon. If you wanted to continue the G theme (especially if this is your last child), you could use Gideon as the middle name. Grant Gideon Julienelle; Gwen Grace and Grant Gideon.
Or Garrett: it's the Rhett sound you like, but with an additional sound to avoid the Rex problem. Garrett Julienelle; Gwen and Garrett.
Or Clark: Clark Julienelle; Gwen and Clark.
More suggestions for the Julienelles?
Name update! Christy writes:
Introducing Vance Paul Julienelle born November 22, 2011.
I had known in my heart that his name was always Vance, and while my husband liked it was not his #1. After much research of the name Vance in history and lots of praying, we had been given so many Vance "signs" that the name was undeniably meant to be! Even my husband agreed! The name is perfect for him and we get lots of complaints. Thank you for all your comments and support!!