I haven't posted any of my name options as of yet, because the whole naming process has been so hard for us! But I feel like I need some new opinions now (my family just keeps saying the same thing over and over). We know for sure this boy's middle name will be William (huge name in both our families, every generation and pretty much everywhere in our family trees), so that's no problem, but I'm A LOT more picky with our first name picks.
So, I feel 99% sure this baby is an "Alby", I've been secretly calling him that in my head since around 20 weeks because I love the Irish name "Ailbe", but DH feels like he's a "Benny". Originally the 2 full names we were debating over were Albert and Bennett, but then we came up with Alban which can have both nicknames! I thought it was genious, plus we were married at St. Alban's church which I thought was kind of fitting. But hubby won't commit or really express what it is he doesn't like about it. I think it's that it sounds so close to Alvin that he thinks everyone will confuse it, and say "Alvin?? LIke the chipmunk?" and we'll be constantly saying "noo, Al-Ban"
So Alban aside, our other options are even harder, because we don't like each others choices at all. My other favourite name is Malachy (Mal-a-kee, not Mal-a-ki) which is also Irish, but I get squishy nosed faces every time I mention it, either that or "oh... that's different...". And DH likes Nathaniel, which is a great name, but just doesn't feel right for me (I had a childhood penpal named Nat and an ex-boyfriend named Daniel who the name both reminds me of). So some other options might be Thomas or Connor, again great names, but they just don't feel right!!
So always for me coming back to Alby, my family seem to pretty much agree that Alban's an ok name, but my mom and sister keep automatically saying "If you name him that I'm going to call him Ben!", and for some reason this really hurts my feelings, even though the point of the name is the option of multiple nicknames. Maybe it's just the way they're stating it, so matter of fact as if everyone around me knows he's a "Ben" except me.
Anyways, what do you ladies think???