Best way to honor grandmothers?
My grandmother, to whom I was very close and admired a great deal, passed away weeks before I got pregnant. Her name was Helen Adda (though she dropped Adda and kept her maiden name as her middle name when she got married). My husband feels very strongly that he wants to use Elizabeth as a girl's middle name because it was his beloved grandmother's name (and is conveniently my other grandmother's name too, as well as my mother's middle name).
Anyway, my husband wants to name a daughter Helen Elizabeth, but I prefer Adda Elizabeth. Though I adored my grandmother, the name Helen sounds like an old woman's name to me, while Adda is kind of cute and different. Adda is a bit too different for my husband, and he rightfully points out that Adda wasn't "really" my grandmother's name (though Adda was the first name of my grandmother's grandmother, so it is a family name too).
Which should we choose? Or better yet, how can I get my husband to embrace my choice??
Sat, 09/08/2012 - 12:04am