Update On Today Is Decision Day
I can't believe I have been deliberating over a name for this long. I need to order birth announcements by today and finally close this on going debate. We have a long Norweigan last name and an older sister named Liv. Here is my list:
Anna (ah-na) Sofia
* I know in the US the pronunciation will be an issue, I have thought of spelling it ANA, but next to a long and distinctive Norweigan last name it just seems odd to have the Spanish/Latin spelling. Does that make sense? Or should I just ignore that piece.
** Still really like this name it is short and sweet.
*I know this name is played out.. but I like the nickname options "Ellie" "Elle" ect. I would not name her these nicknames, but I find them to be fun and sweet.
** Yes, I do agree that this is not as original as Reese or Annika and very “dime a dozen” however, I still like it.
* This is a Welsh name that I have always been drawn to. I like the fact it is short and sweet and distintive. Liv and Reese might go well together. I do lose the Scandinavian flair, but what do you think? I also have ANNA as a middle name in case we use that as a nickname as well.
** Yes, I do think that Liv & Reese would now take on a Hollywood theme. To me, this devalues the names. Thanks for pointing that out.
* Initials would be AEI, not sure if that matters. I am open to another middle name. Hope is another family name. But Eve means life and Liv, my other daughters name means "life" - so I thought that would be a way of connecting them. Annika is as Scandinavian as it gets. You don't hear the name that often in the US, and I like that it is unique. However, it is longer and we do have a 4 syl last name. But does that matter? Annika and Liv... hmmm...
** I like Annika Eve too. My name is Erica and it rhymes with Annika? Does that matter? Also our last name is Norweigan and 4syl. Is this too long?
*New name to bring to the table. . The name: Mila. It does have Scandinavian roots, but of course, originally of Slavic decent. Liv and Mila would be cute together. This brings me back to liking the name Ella for a 3rd child. I do lose some of the Scandinavian flair that comes with the name Annika. But that was my last thought. What do you think? Or should I just stick with Annika Eve? Which everyone seemed to really like. Annika & Liv?
Fri, 06/22/2012 - 12:16pm