'International' name for baby girl #2
Need advice! I am due in less than two weeks with my second daughter. Our naming criteria with our first was as follows: a) something that has an 'international' flavor -- I am Greek, and I want something that honors my roots in some way as well; b) not too trendy, but not too rare -- my husband has an extremely common name, and I have a less common one with an even more uncommon spelling, so we wanted a middle ground; c) a pretty, feminine name in the style of 'Olivia,' 'Sophia,' etc, but without the trendiness factor.
Our first daughter's name is Luci@ Eleni, which I think fits all of the above -- Luci@ is present in many cultures, and Eleni is a Greek name that has special associations in my family. For baby number #2, my husband is set on Anna Katerin@ (again, Anna is an 'international' type of name, and Katerin@ is a family name). I am half on board, but not sold. Anna seems to me plainer and more popular than Luci@ -- but its simplicity is also appealing. I have suggested, with varying degrees of enthusiasm, names such as Penelope, Ariane, Anastasia, and Irina/Irini, but my husband does not like them as much as he likes Anna. His alternatives are Fiona and Nora, which I feel are too far away from the pan-European style.
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 5:19pm