Baby Girl Name Help
Hi all, some of you might remember a few months ago I asked for some naming advice on the blog, and got lots of excellent name ideas from you. Well, our girl is due in a couple weeks (or less), and we're still working on our list. I thought it might help me to have someone other than my husband give me some thoughts on our names. So far these are our lists:
- Joann, or some variant (Jo, Ann, Josie) (to honor my MIL)
- Pauline or Mae (to honor my grandmother)
For background, we have a toddler son Alist@ir W!lliam Duke Mull!gan and previously a stillborn son Har0ld J0seph mylastname Mull!gan. Our daughter will also have the last name Mull!gan. It is important to me to use either Pauline or Mae in the middle name slot, and I had assumed we would do 2 middles because this is what we did for the boys. My husband thinks it isn't necessary to give two middles, but if we do, he feels like he should get to choose who the other one honors, and he wants that to be his mom. I go back and forth on this, but I'm not against it. The problem is how the names themselves work together, because while the honoring is most important, sound does matter to me as well.
So, basically I'm looking for feedback on the first names (do you like them, dislike them, find them not to work with the last name, think they're too popular or up & coming, etc) as well as thoughts on the middle names and whether one will do or two is the better way to go, and what combos would sound best. And I'm always open to new name suggestiosn too - we've been at this so long that I feel like we might be overlooking the perfect name because we've been so focused on narrowing down the few we initially agreed on. Thanks in advance!
Tue, 06/05/2012 - 2:06pm