Rosalie or Scarlett or Evelyn
Ive posted many times in the past- I have daughter Ava Louise and we just found out baby #2 is a GIRL!!!
Looking for input on a few names...
A few things super important to me with this baby’s name is:
-I prefer a longer name (preferably 3 syllables) but two syllables isn’t out of the question.
-natural nickname that easily stems from beginning of the name (so I don’t like not “Lottie“ for Charlotte, for example)
-classic and somewhat vintage-feeling
The top few names are:
ROSALIE - I love NN Rosie or Ro but fear the full name Rosalie it’s a bit too obscure. I worry a bit when I tell people her name they’ll think it’s kind of “out there” whereas the two names below are ‘safer’. But then I remind myself of the characters I’ve seen on TV/movies with the name Rosalie and it reassures me that it’s NOT too obscure (such as: twilight, sopranos, the girl from Win a Date with Tad Hamilton). Another worry I have is: will it get confused with other ’Rose‘ names? Like Rosemary, Rosa, Roseanne.... All I’m all though, I really do love that the name is super feminine & pretty. I love the NN potential and I think ‘Rosie’ is spunky and fun! And it sounds great with Ava!
SCARLETT- I love the Gone with the Wind reference and it’s familiar while not in the top 10/overused names. My hang up is the nickname ‘Scar’ —does this have a negative association? I have heard of other Scarlett’s being called Scar, not formally introduced as ’Scar’ but called this informally. (I do not like ‘letti” as a NN... seems unnatural.) I don’t think it’s an awful nickname but I do like a NN Ro & Ev better.
EVELYN- I’ve loved this name for a while, love the vintage feel and how its soft and rolls off the tongue. But I fear it’s too close to Ava. Are sisters ‘Ava & Evelyn’ wayyy too similar? I want to be able to use the NN ‘Ev’ but my husband sometimes shortens Ava to one syllable ‘Av’. I guess it’s personal preference— My sister says they are totally different names, different endings, and work well but my other sister says there are so many of the same sounds, and I do agree. But am still tempted to use the name bc of the attachment I had to it.
I think I have a good list so far but any input would be much appreciated!!
Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:12pm