Varina vs. Victoria
hi all. you helped us settle on Elise Victoria quite a while ago. recently i brought up to friends and family the possibility of using the middle name Varina, which is a variant (slavic) of Barbara, which was two grandmothers of mine, name. Barbara itself seems too clunky and Varina was my favorite of all the variants i read; it rhymes with Marina. The informal family/friends poll i took pretty much split people down the middle. the more adventurous namers chose Varina, the more classic fans, Victoria. My husband will not have a chance to weigh in until the baby is closer to the due date, as he is deployed and unable to contact us. last we had spoken, he agreed to Victoria after i dug up evidence of it being a family name on both our sides. so for sister of Clairissa Joyce Burrows (goes by Clair on a daily basis) which should we pick: Elise Victoria Burrows, Elise Varina Burrows. thanks! by the way, my husband likes family names as a middle, but does not insist that both sides of the family are covered when picking.
Sat, 08/11/2012 - 7:56am