More help for baby sister to Annabelle
Hi all! Thanks for all the comments from my last post a month or so ago. My husband and I have made some progress in narrowing down our name choices, but we still don't have tons of overlap. I'd love to get your insight into some of the remaining contenders:
Caroline—this is the only name that both my husband and I really like a lot—many thanks to you all for the suggestion, as it wasn’t on either of our initial lists. So it would seem like the obvious choice. There is a regal sweetness, but seriousness to it, and I think it goes perfectly with Annabelle. But my husband’s high school girl friend/ first love was a Carolyn, and for some reason this bothers me even though it is not exactly the same name. (We would pronounce Caroline “Car-o-LINE”) My husband doesn’t think it is a problem. What do you think? Should I just get over it, or is it something that will continue to irk me about the name?
Cecilia—I love this; husband’s okay about it and mulling it over
Dahlia—this is probably my husband’s favorite name, at least of the ones I’ll consider. Part of me likes it a lot, and I’m a huge fan of similar sounding names like “Talia.” But I hate, hate the nickname “Dolly” and I hear that a lot in the name. What do you think? Is that what you hear too? We would pronounce it “Da-lee-a” What's your feeling about the name?
Sonia—Another one of my husband’s favorites. I like it okay, but worry it’s somewhat dated. How do you perceive it?
And what’s left of our long list, but probably soon to be out for one reason or another:
Ruby (H doesn’t like, but still open to giving it some more thought)
Violet (H doesn’t like, but still open to giving it some more thought)
Delia (something doesn’t quite work for me in this, although it does avoid the “dolly” problem of Dahlia)
Eleanor (I love this, but I think the “el’ is to close to Annabelle)
Eliza (Same; also a bit close to my sister Elizabeth)
Emelia (both of us are ambivalent about it)
Louisa (still one of my favorites, but H know only one Louisa and hater her, so doesn’t think he’ll come around L)
Naomi (both of us are ambivalent about it)
Sabrina (feels dated to me)
Sienna (if it wasn’t for the car . . . )
Maya (not really feeling it)
Dalia (H prefers the “h” spelling, and I agree it is probably a better fit with Annabelle)
Cora (probably out since a good friend just named her daughter this)
Thanks for any thoughts!
Sat, 05/19/2012 - 3:21pm