Well, I had some advice from my mother to start with. Pick something that you wouldn't be ashamed to be called yourself in old age. Example, would you really like to see your child in the old age home someday "Oh Britney Tiffany Amber, it's time for your medication" by some 20 something year old aide.
My kids all have classic English names. Some are Biblical, and it turns out that some are quite Greek without me knowing it originally! Somehow it ended up that all of them (except one) have a name that a king or queen has had. Some have family names. I have never specifically looked for biblical names or picked anything that was popular at a time knowingly.Sara Elizabeth
(Sara not Sarah because it looked better written out with our last name)Katherine Helena
(her middle name came from a movie, Boxing Helena
. Not in tribute, but because I just could not think of a middle name and that one sounded good)Diana Rose
. (People think I named her after Princess Diana, but in fact I had picked Diana before she was killed, and Rose is what my Oldest said we should use after we saw Titanic.)James RobertWilliam Nelson
ok, on the boys: Originally I was going to name the kid William James if it was a boy, and Tessa Grace if it was a girl. Then I found out it was twins, and boys, so I split the names. Nelson is my mother's maiden name, and Robert is my hub's grandfather's name. I wanted it to be James Nelson and William Robert, but Hub said no it had to be the other way. He didnt think about Willie Nelson until it was too late. I like to say I told you so a lot. I could have named one Lafayette after my Great Great grandfather, so they still got off light.