Little girl may be here in a couple of weeks, and I still need naming help!
We are expecting our 4th child and we thought we had until mid June to lock in the perfect name, but now due to some problems she is likely to be delivered in the next 2-3 weeks. Now the pressure is on, and I'm feeling very emotional about picking a name for her... Plus (and this may sound weird) I'm worried that because I won't have a chance to really "know" her like you would your term baby, and she may look different due to being premature, I won't be able to see if she "looks like" one of our top choices. We've got some top contenders, but I'd like to play with more options, in case someone mentions THE PERFECT NAME and puts me out of my misery :P
We already have a Matilda, a Philip and a Theodore (called Teddy.)
We live in the UK, but I am Greek and my mother lives with us. We speak both english and greek in the house. So the name doesn't need to be greek in origin, but must work and appeal in both languages.
Our last name is a word (Good)
I'd prefer a more unusual name, ideally outside the top 100 but the less common the better (without being too weird... does that make sense?)
The possible names we have at the moment are:
Ramona (but for some reason I can only imagine it on a dark haired child, in my eyes it doesn't suit a blonde)
Penelope (LOVE it but I don't like it so much in greek... which we do speak in the house. Unsure if I should/would just go ahead and use it and hope a £greek language" nickname we like develops naturally when she's here. We're not too keen on any of the obvious nns for it.)
Alice (have liked this name since our first child 7 years ago. My drawback is that it's nr 43 in popularity. Matilda is similarly popular but it became so after we named her, so we had no choice, plus most Matildas are a few years younger and go by Tilly. Alice would be hearing her name a bit more than that I imagine.)
Other names we have toyed with but are not sold by are Stella, Laura, Louisa (I really like this but have surname issues with it, Louisa Good sounds like an unfinished sentence) Roberta, Violet -to give you an idea of style. But they're not quit "right" somehow. Middle name will probably be Joy.
Can you brainstorm with me?
Sat, 04/14/2012 - 11:22am