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I think you should go with the "C" version if that's the name you use since that's your preference. I don't really think of it as older generation, just not in use as much as "K."
I think it's nice you like the classics. Maybe Catherine with a "C" is your "out there, unusual name."
Your version oh Nevaeh, haha.
When I think of traditional/classic, these are the two that come to my mind first.
Elizabeth seems to stay at the top of the list - does that mean that's where you are leaning? Also seems like the author with same name doesn't bother you.
My vote is Elizabeth.
All versions of Katherine are fine. Seems most people use one of the K versions, so Catherine might be "different" and a little unexpected?
Not much help, but I think you're fine anyway you go!
Lol! Bet she's already jotted down Wilberforce for future reference!
I shouldn't have used the term "weird." I just haven't seen or heard of anyone with the name Linda younger than my middle-aged self. If you've never seen the show, it's hard to imagine how funny it was.
But I don't think any of the ones you mention are weird either, although a couple maybe over-used.
This is very obvious to me as well.
Even though I don't follow them on Twitter or in general, really, I've seen hate tweets just because Beyonce took pic on Instagram, as many people do.
The hatred in this country and especially for minorities is astounding.
And even though I'm not a huge fan of any of their children's names, I've seen way worse on this board by people I assume (though I could be wrong at times) are white and not celebrities.
I do watch and do get the joke! Linda IS a weird baby name. Great show BTW.
HNG, thanks for making me feel better.
I get the jokes. But 1) I don't think they are that funny and 2) I don't get why the names make them funnier.
I think Kelsey in the middle spot is the way to go - for both girl or boy (unless he only wants to use the honor for a female).
I think that Elsie Kay is excellent in theory, but would he and his family accidentally say Kelsey sometimes, bringing up the loss each time?
Another sound-alike is Chelsea that wouldn't make me trip up and use Kelsey.
Also, using the same letters, you could use Lesley Kay
^^ All of this.
They're all fine. Everyone has different tastes, and I agree with Emily that Liesel is preferable to Liselle. Lux doesn't necessarily sound male to me - just more of a non-name name.
Because I'm older than most of you, Lotus is a spreadsheet. It's like naming your kid Excel. :)
I feel the same. But many people on the other thread had different responses.
I think Laura is the automatic go to spelling, if that helps.
Haha! Those are always my associations with this name.
Joan and Jean are unis.e.x (I tried replying with this word last night btw)? I do get the French male Jean with different pronunciation. Still the ratios for both of these names floored me.
I'm thinking of CNN journalist Dana Bash - pronounced Dan-ah.
On the original question, I agree with skeBlue completely. I'm in Texas and merge Mary/merry/marry. For whatever reason - maybe because I've know many Laura's/Lauries and Lori/Lorries.
With Lara, I've heard a variety of pronunciations:
Said exactly like Laura - sounds like car
Said exactly like Lora - sounds like or
Lair-ah - "air" or yes, Cara (this makes the most sense to me)
Reminds me of Dana - some say Dan-ah like boy name Dan with a "ah". Some say Dane-ah rhymes with rain ah.
I can see the attraction. And I do like nicknames Liv and Livi slightly better than Viv or Vivi.
I do think that it will be confused with Vivian a lot. The L even looks a little like a sideways V.
I have learned from this sight that Liv is a name on its own, if that's of interest.
Elizabeth is always a great choice imo, especially with the family connection.
I started to reply to your older post yesterday and was distracted. I agree with the others that these names are way too close to their sisters'.
Have you thought of some of your middle picks as first?
A lot of these names could go well together.
I'm sorry, but Luna and Mia with sisters Lena and Nia????
I love learning things on this forum. Never would have been introduced to so many saints all these years!
Having said that, as a non-Catholic, I hear Augustine/Augustina as I would Christine/Christina (ah-gus-TEEN/ah-gus-TEEN-ah) if that makes sense. And I like them both. I also like Augusta.
My opinion is that they all sound a little southern to me - in a good way.
I'm guessing that many people would have my take on this depending on where you reside.
Gun to head, I'd pick Augustina. But they're all lovely.
Yes. My first thought exactly.
I will go ahead and be unhelpful by saying both names are fine - on their own and with his sisters in my view.
The Tillerson association is negative for me on this forum, talking about a baby who isn't here yet. But I'm not sure that would cross my mind if I met a little Rex irl.
Just jumping in to say that if I see Pierre-Louis, I would automatically know the correct pronunciation. And I'm from Hillbillyland.
I like Tay-oh. Not hard to say "spelled like Theo with the accent."
Coming from a person constantly spelling and correcting my name pronunciation.