So we were all set on a boy's name. However... we're having a girl. This week I came across the name Maisie (uncommon in the US. I've never met anyone named Maisie) and I really like it (despite the fact that it rhymes with crazy and lazy ). So that's that (we have decided on a few other first names I'd also be fine with). My dh's middle name is Alan and he likes the name a lot. To be honest, I don't care for it but was going to go with it for a boy's middle name because he loves it. I was looking through feminine derivitives of Alan hoping I'd find one we liked (so I wouldn't have to use Alan on a son int he future. I'm so bad.). I came across Alana, Elaine, (then stretching it) Eileen. I didn't love any of those especially with Maisie. But then today I found Alaine. Love it AND it would get me out of any future uses of Alan! Soooo.... That makes Maisie Alaine M.. Are there too many ai's there? Hubby is willing to go with Maisie despite it possibly being too cutesy. When I suggested Alaine I think he really liked it. But he says he has to "stew" on Maisie Alaine because of the ai's and I agree. I do love the way it sounds though. I'll probably change my mind a billion times but this is WAY closer than we've ever been to coming up with a girl name. Any feedback, however brutal, is welcome.