Boy is named, Girl is a huge disagreement
My husband and I have completely different naming styles. (I'm sure you've heard that one before!) We're having a baby this fall, and don't plan on finding out the sex. We've settled on a boy name: Stanford James. It's my maiden name plus a "J" middle - we have many, many male "J"'s in our family so we like the idea of giving our (potential) little boy one of his own. Stanford James works for us because it's preppy, strong, and has a family history. All factors we agree upon.
I thought the same rule would apply to naming a girl. I love Eloise because our grandmothers are Evelyn and Louise. Other family names include: Georgia, Olivia, and Elizabeth. All of which I love. Preppy, Solid names, with family meaning. The only suggestions I've gotten from him are: Jenna and Kirsten. Yeesh! Any thoughts on how to bridge this gap? What else "goes with" Eloise, Georgia, Olivia, or Elizabeth that I could suggest? (Tossing family history aside...) Do you see a connection between Jenna and Kirsten that could lead to a name suggestion that fits my taste?
Wed, 04/11/2012 - 2:09pm