So, at the first ultrasound the technician volunteered that it shows signs of being a girl (obviously at 12 weeks, this could change). Older sister is H3ura (Ivy)
I feel like there are so many girls names that I like and while I'm happy I get to use one, I also feel somewhat in mourning for the ones I don't get to use. Happy for any feedback or suggestions to add to the list.
Elionor – this is the Catalan form of Eleanor. I love that it's similar to the English but distinct, sounds Medieval, and is uncommon here, but I accidentally mentioned that it is one of the Spanish princesses (actually she's Leonor but royal names always get translated) and I think that might have been a deal-breaker for my partner.
Flavia – we both like this, though I am probably more excited about it as I really liked the Flavia de Luce novels. My partner likes Roman history though, so he's on board.
Florence – my grandmother's name. Originally we thought we'd use this as a first name, but it's probably going into the middle position. Ivy's middle name is after my other grandmother.
Isolde/Iseult – probably the front-runner at the moment. I recently realized that since the baby's first surname starts with a T, that flow is going to be pretty bad, but I'm not sure this is a deal-breaker.
Octàvia – I love the sound, my partner loves Octavia E. Butler, but both of us feel it would be weird to use it with the "8" meaning front and centre in the name and no connection to the number 8 occurring to either of us.
Rosemary – I love this, with a nickname of Ru, but worry it sets too much of a botanical precedent with Ivy. More likely for a third girl, if we have one.
Sybil/Sibil·la – Sybil for a character in a J.D. Salinger story. I think it goes wonderfully with Ivy. Partner would use the Catalan version Sibil·la, but we both agree we can't foist that difficult-to-find accent mark on a binational baby (removing the accent would change the pronunciation).
Ursula – My partner loves Ursula K. LeGuin but thinks this name is "too much." I think our existing daughter's name is much more "too much" so this must be a cultural thing, like how I'm not ready for a Bernice comeback.
I like, nixed by my partner: Elowen, Eilonwy, Eulàlia (we both love, but it's too middle-aged woman here), Isadora, Ismay, Agnes, Ottilie (apparently I'm all about the vowel beginnings).
He likes, nixed by me: Queralt, Tanit, Ginebra
Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:05am