Continue the M theme?
i'm expecting my second baby, a girl, and was wondering about everyone else's opinion on giving siblings names that start with the same letter. It's a bit of a tradition in my husbands's family. He and his siblings are Christian, Catherine and Claire (oddly enough my name also starts with a C). They all have different middle names and therefore different initials, though. This all started on his mum's side of the family, with her and her siblings being Marianne, Michael and Matthew. Their mum and her siblings name's also all started with the same letter. And then it's the same with his uncle's children.
So far we never had to think about whether we want to carry on with the tradition or not, but now that we're expecting our second we have to. My husband thinks it's "fun" and he says as it is a tradition in his family so we should continue with it and it would mean a lot to him. His mum would never ask him to do it, but I think she would like it if we did, at least so it seemed. I'm not convinced, I'd rather choose a name I love, no matter what letter it starts with, rather than pick a name I don't love as much only because we have to stick with the theme. Especially if we ever want to have a third or fourth I feel like it may get trickier every time. I understand he wants to carry on with the "tradition", but I find it diffcult.
Our daughter's name is Matilda Jane so we'd have to stick with M names...but I'm in love with the names Lucia (lu-CHEE-a) and Paige, both of which don't match the theme!!
Do you have any suggestions on what we should do? Stick with the theme or not? Or do you have any M names you think that would go well with Matilda that maybe I'll like? I think my style is mixed. I like feminine and traditional names, but also modern and unisex names.
Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:27am