Update - she’s a girl
Thanks heaps for your input on my earlier post. The husband (let’s call him Tee Cee) and I were since thrilled to learn we are expecting a little girl, a sister to our two gorgeous boys. Even though we could agree easily on another dozen boys names, we can’t agree on one single girls name. Then last week, quite unexpectedly, Tee Cee admitted that he will love our daughter’s name whatever it is, because it belongs to her, and that his insistence on a name with a built-in nickname was pointless because very few of the many nicknames he uses for our boys are actually related to their names. He said I could pick the name. Success!
Except now I’m freaking out, and I want to revisit all my options to make sure I’m not missing anything.
In a perfect world, I’m looking for a Victorian or Edwardian-era name, something shorter, simple but sweet. Nothing frilly, cutesy or diminutive (its just not us!). Tee Cee is a teacher, so nothing common in Australia. I’m very open to porch-sitter names. Not another Star Wars name (Tee Cee won that debate twice already, plus the dog’s name)!
Our current list contains Mabel (my favourite), Elsie (it’s a diminutive, but I love it anyway), Alice (too popular? It’s certainly the safest option), and Lyra (not really vintage, and is Star Wars, but Tee Cee’s best suggestion).
If we were having a boy, he would have been Digby, Edward/Ted, or Wilfred.
Am I missing anything? Any suggestions or thoughts, wizards?
Sun, 12/16/2018 - 1:05am