Longer, formal name for Mae.
I wrote on here about three years ago now for help with our first daughter (who we didn't know was a daughter at that point). Everyone gave us great confidence in our chosen girl's name at the time, even though the whole discussion was around a male name. We named our daughter Josephine Rose; we call her Posey. We get mostly great feedback on her name on how it fits her and is so sweet, with a bit of confusion every now and again on why we didn't just go with Josie (which they call her at daycare)...she just has a lot of names. But I think already, at the age 2.5, she understands her names and I don't need to worry. Here we are again, this time knowing we are having another daughter at the end of August! She is most likely our last baby. I'm quite excited to know this is a girl, as it makes me feel like the naming process may be just a bit more simple...maybe. Most of me wants a longer, "formal" name with a sweet, vintage-ish nickname, to match her sister, but I'm not sure how important this really is. I really love the name Mae, and think the pairing of Posey & Mae couldn't be cuter, but I can't find a name I LOVE to derive Mae from. I just can't get on board with Margaret. I know full well that we can go with Mae as the name, but can't get over how I would love to have a longer name. So far, our names are: MaeMabel (this is number one for me, but we happen to know a few children with this name, which isn't a deal breaker)Margot (could we call her Mae? I love Margot on it's own, as well.)Ramona (Mona or Mo which is my sister's nn, do Posey and Mo sound too rhyme-y?)Matilda (Mae or Tilly)Henrietta (Hattie)PearlBernadette (husband's suggestion, wants to call her Bernie) The middle name will most likely be Patricia, after my momma. I'm a huge fan of names sounding good together, so it's a must that it pairs well with Josephine and Posey. What are we missing? Thanks so much for reading through this lengthy ramble and for your help!
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 11:30pm