Name Help is a series at Appellation Mountain. Every week, one reader’s name questions will be discussed.
We’re relying on thoughtful comments from the community to help expectant parents narrow down their name decisions. Thank you in advance for sharing your insight!
Why on earth are boys names so hard?! My husband and I are expecting our second boy in July, and we’re convinced we will never find a name for him. Never ever. Can you help, pretty please?
Our firstborn’s name is August Gracia Pline. Pline is my husband’s last name, Gracia is my mother’s maiden name – a Portuguese last name that died with my grandfather, but lives on in my (changed) last name and my mom and brother’s middle names. We struggled with August’s name for quite some time as well, but once we landed on it, we loved it. He goes by August mostly, with others starting to call him Gus.