It also helps to tell us some of how each of you came to lock in on the names you did. When we had boy/girl twins in 2008, both of us agreed instantly on the girl's name, Audrey Rose, but the boy was much more difficult. Kristina wanted either Owen or Spencer, but I wanted Declan. She didn't have much beyond liking the sound of it, but she was very wary of going with Declan, feeling that it was too obscure. I liked some of the religious history of the name (Declan being the name of a native missionary who brought the Gospel to Ireland before Patrick's more famous career), and one of the alternate meanings of the name, "man of prayer" was important to me. We probably debated for the better part of 5 months on this, until our oldest daughter (just short of 3 years old at the time) broke the deadlock by insisting (and I had not been coaching her) that he was a Declan, and would not be moved. When the boy came out looking every inch an Irishman (despite having parents who were Filipino/Dutch and Swedish/German), it was obvious that he was indeed a Declan, and his mother now says she can't imagine him being anything but a Declan either. Except when the Dr's office calls to confirm De-CLAN's appointments. Then she grits her teeth and shoots me dirty looks.