Sister for Anneliese
We are currently working off a list of 6 girls names for a potential sister for Ann3lies3 P3arl (LN sounds like Skerman). We will not be making a final decision until baby arrives (only 10 weeks to go!), but I would like to run the list of potentials by you all, as your help thus far has been invaluable.
Refresher points to ponder, we pronounce Anneliese 3 syllables (no "A" on the end) and often (50-75% of the time) call her Anna. My DH is big on NNs, and I am not sure that he ever calls her Anneliese (Annabell, Annalisa, Anna, etc.). I always introduce her by her full name, but use Anna as a time-saver in casual conversation.
If baby is a boy, the name would likely be Alden, probable MN Albert or possibly Hendrik for family reasons.
We would like a family MN, and the best option is naming in honour of my maternal grandmother, Mildred Rosalia (who is not fond of her first name, and particularly opposed to Millie, at least when applied to her). Pearl was after DH's maternal grandmother Pearl, also honouring his paternal GM Grietje (SP?), which is a Margaret name, meaning pearl (although she went by Grace her entire life), so his side is pretty much covered, although Grace may still be an option. My paternal GM is not really an option due to a complicated relationship with my mother. My other favourite option would be Sarah (my MN after my maternal great-GM), but it is not a good fit with any of our FN choices. Rosalia looks like our best option, although it does require some modification, as most of our FNs end in -ia. I have not checked with my grandmother to see how she would feel about this modification, as she has a complicated relationship with her SIL Rose, whose full name I am struggling to remember (just hoping it isn't Rosalie, which would give me the wrong namesake). My mother is Sandra, DH mother is Nancy, but I would struggle to use either of these as choosing one over the other would imply a preference that does not exist.
Possible Girl Names: (in approximate order of my preference)
Ottilia Rosalie S-man
Sylvia Rosalie S-man (Sylvie - we both like this NN)
Sonja Rosalia S-man
Lydia Rosalie S-man (Lydie?, although I suspect I would only use the full name)
Leona Rosalia S-man (Lena?, again, I suspect I would only use the full name)
Lenora Rosalia S-man (Nora - we both like this NN)
Tue, 07/17/2012 - 4:27pm