Help us choose a name for our daughter
We are expecting our second baby in August. This time we will welcome a little sister, for our son Nathaniel. We really love our son’s name and want something for our daughter that we love just as much. Luckily we have similar taste in names and have quite a few names that we both like, but just don’t know if we are in love with a name yet.
Our short list of names: Josephine, Charlotte, Elizabeth and Amelia.
I think we were both leaning towards Eleanor, until earlier this week when we realized that with our last name it was way too close to Eleanor Rigby. Other names nixed for various reasons: Olivia, Margaret, Caroline and Victoria.
Currently, my top pick would be Amelia and my wife’s top choice is Josephine.
We like all of them enough to use, but we aren’t sure we are in love with any of them. Amelia and Charlotte seem to have shot up recently, and are maybe too popular (my wife is more concerned about this than I am). Elizabeth, (always popular so its popularity doesn’t bother us as much) we like with a nick name of Beth or Betsy, but neither of us like Liz.
Josephine seems like the winner, especially since it is my wife’s grandmother’s name, but grandma really doesn’t like her name, so it seems a little funny to have a namesake if the person you are honoring would be more inclined to say “why would you do that?”, than they would be to say “I’m honored.”
What do you think? Any suggestions of other names that go with Nathaniel, and are similar to our top girl choices?
Fri, 03/15/2013 - 3:48pm