Help Naming Baby Girl!
We're expecting our first, a girl, in July, but are struggling with naming choices. We both like the idea of honoring family and like "Iola Rosalie" in honor of our respective maternal grandmothers. Two things that we think about with Iola though is (1) it's an older name, not heard much, but (2) it would be shared with my mom somewhat. Specifically, Charlotte Iola long standing family name for first born daughters (I'm the first exception in about 5 generations) but Charlotte has gotten way too popular lately. Charlotte Iola is also my mom's name and she goes by Charlotte generally, but Iola with our large family, so we aren't sure if a "little Iola" is good or if we should give her something a little more her own. On that note, I've really fallen for the name "Iona Rosalie," which seems to arguably also incorporate my husband's mom's middle name Anne with the "n". But, I have a noun last name, which causes pause even though she will not have a hyphenated last name, we want to put my last name in among the mix, so her name would be something like Iona Rosalie Pond Lastname. Not a big deal, but something to think about I guess as she could someday decide to take a noun last name from her own partner.
Other names we like, but lack the family connection: Coralie/Cora, Gwen, Althea, Athena
Other family names we could incorporate but don't love on their own for various reasons: Lydia, June, Jean, Marcella, Barbara, Charlotte, Sue, Catherine
Any thoughts are appreciated. We've been sticking our heads in the sand on this and time is running up!
Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:48am