Middle name for Hazel?

Hi everyone,

3.5 weeks 'til my scheduled c-section... and I'm stressing about middle names!

I think we've settled on Leo Sebastian if it's a boy, and Hazel for a girl.

So, I did already post about this, but I feel like now I have more of an idea what kind of middle name I want for Hazel.  I think for me, is had to be 3-4 syllables, with stress on the second syllable (e.g. Amanda, Cordelia, Samantha, etc.)  I did this for my daughter's name as well, which is Daphne Cecelia G.  Our last name starts with G and is one syllable.

 

Here are a few contenders.  Any thoughts or other suggestions?  I can't say I love any of these ones...... :(

 

Hazel Naomi G. (current favourite, but is Naomi too "out there"? I know technically it's a timeless name... will other people see it that way too or will they view it as exotic?)

Hazel Felicity G. (second favourite, except husband says "Felicity" sounds like an STD to him - wtf?)

Hazel Penelope G. (we both like this ok, but I really don't love Penelope. Makes me think of piggies.)

Hazel Rebecca G. (like this ok...)

Hazel Victoria G. (like this ok...)

Replies

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September 3, 2012 3:54 PM

Hmm... they're all nice choices! For what it's worth, I like your "favorite" the least - Hazel Naomi is hard to separate for me verbally, so unless I consciously pause, I come out with syllables kind of like "Hay-zeln-i-oh-mi". But then again, you're the only one likely to call her by her full name, so if that's not an issue for you, I wouldn't worry much. 

I think my favorite of your list is Hazel Victoria.

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September 3, 2012 4:52 PM

I like all your options. 

Hazel Naomi does run together slightly as a PP said, but not enough to discount it. I don't think Naomi is at all 'out there'.

I actually like Hazel Penelope and Hazel Victoria best for flow but it sounds like you don't love them.

Hazel Felicity is also a good option but if your husband doesn't like it what about Hazel Verity?

Hazel Rebecca is my least favourite but I'm not a huge Rebecca fan.

Other thoughts:

Hazel Cordelia (love this!)

Hazel Josephine

Hazel Phillipa

Hazel Lydia

 

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September 3, 2012 7:28 PM

Hm, yes I don't get this "running together" thing with Hazel Naomi at all... I think it's still my top contender.

Cordelia flows perfectly, which is prob why I gave it as an example.  But I've never liked this name!  It does not seems pretty to me at all!  Haha.  Just me, probably.  And I'd like Hazel to have a different middle initial than Daphne's.

Josephine and Phillipa are ok but not really my style.

Lydia is pretty but Hazel Lydia definitely runs together, right?

 

Any more suggestions?  I feel like you're on the right track!!  Thank you :)

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By mk
September 3, 2012 8:02 PM

I like Hazel Naomi the best, then Hazel Victoria.  I don't get any kind of running together with the names either, and Naomi isn't "out there" or exotic to me. I like the name Lydia, but I don't think L names work well with Hazel.

Hazel Sophia?

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September 3, 2012 11:52 PM

Thanks :)  I like Naomi too.  I just haven't heard it much at all and I feel like kind of a poser using it as I'm not actually that familiar with it!  I just googled today that it is pronounced nay-OH-me and *NOT* nye-OH-me.  I think I had been flipping between the pronunciations when I was discussing it with friends/hubby.

Am I the only one who doesn't love the name Sophia?  It's #1 so I think yeah, probably!

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By EVie
September 3, 2012 8:24 PM

I think your example of Cordelia is a fantastic meter to go with Hazel and a one-syllable last name. Felicity, Penelope and Victoria all match that meter, so those are my favorites of your choices. Hazel Felicity is definitely my favorite. I'm torn between Penelope and Victoria—Victoria is my own middle name and V makes for an awesome middle initial. It sounds like you aren't wild about Penelope, anyway, so maybe that one's out? Hazel Naomi would be my next choice—I don't like the meter as much, and I prefer the other three I listed to Naomi independently as well. I don't think Naomi is at all "out there," though (I've known at least three). Rebecca is perfectly nice, but less interesting to me than any of the others. 

Other names that match the meter of Cordelia: Adalia, Adelia, Aletheia, Amalia, Aurelia, Calliope, Eugenia, Evangeline, Hermione, Honoria, Lavinia, Letizia, Lucrezia, Magnolia, Natalia, Octavia, Odelia, Ophelia, Olympia, Sidonia, Sophronia, Valencia, Valeria, Veronica.

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September 3, 2012 11:55 PM

I agree, "V" is a cool middle initial.  I do actually like Hazel Virginia G.  But something about the "virgin" part is holding me back.  Don't want her to be embarassed of her mn in any way...

The rest of the names you suggested are a little too gutsy for me! :)  I do LOOOOVE Aurelia but we can't have a HAG.

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September 3, 2012 8:35 PM

Hazel Naomi is nice, it doesn't run together for me.  I also do not think it is at all out there or exotic.

Hazel Felicity & Hazel Penelope are OK, but I don't love them as much as Hazel Naomi.

Hazel Rebecca & Hazel Victoria are also nice, but Rebecca & Victoria seem a little dull next to Hazel.  They almost seem like filler middles to me.

I agree Hazel Cordelia has a great flow, it's a shame you don't care for Codelia.  

Do you like any of these?

Hazel Augusta

Hazel Amelia

Hazel Aurora

Hazel Delilah

Hazel Viviana

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September 3, 2012 11:48 PM

Thanks for your suggestions, ladies!

I should point out though that we need to steer clear of A and O names (I don't want her being a HAG nor a HOG!)

I also think we should avoid H, L, and S because they don't seem to flow well (the z in Hazel and the S seem to create too much "zszs" and I don't care for the alliteration of HHG.

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September 4, 2012 7:41 PM

I really like Hazel Naomi.  It doesn't run together for me at all.

Naomi hits that sweet spot of familiar but uncommon. (And so does Hazel!)