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Hi Y’all! This is Lizzys wife Kristen. I just thought I’d give a little update! So, my brilliant lovely wife gave birth to our third incredible baby girl! After 33 hours in labour Lizzy gave birth to her at 10:21 pm Thursday the 13th Of December 2018! We are so EXCITED and so far everything is going really well, she’s happy and healthy and we took her home this morning, Stell, Jake and Jennie have been acting nicely so far. (It’s only been 3 hours but we can’t tare Jake away from the cradle!)! She’s like the cutest thing ever! Anywho! Lizz said I should post about her name! So after much deliberation and thanks to yalls awesome tips and tricks. Her name is Taylor Florence. We decided on Taylor because it was by far our fave name and Florence after my FAB aunt who is the best person in the world. We like super excited and thanks yall for your brill advice. We’re not planning on having anymore but if we do we will be on here immediately! I’m sure Lizz will be on here ASAP when she can.
LOTS of Hearts and Kisses Thanks yall so much, my wife has LOVED talking to yall and I’m sure like thank you all herself
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Ohh I like Flora Lucille
What about Amaranth? It’s Greek and means family of colourful plants and flowers. So it really hits the namture donkey in the head and it touches upon the maternal felling with the family connection. Another name I’ve always liked is Maylis. It’s Feench and DEFINATLY falls into your obscure name category as well as almost honuring your last dog.
Congratulations on your new dog!
Thank you for pointing out Stella/Della. You’re right in saying that it is a bit much what do yoit think of Addy? Thank you for the Alison Florence name. We agree entirely in what your saying, and thank you for supporting the lone Taylor name. The Taylor-Jean Lucy name is significant because, Lucy was my wife’s best friend. She was her maid of honour and godchild to Jake. She is a big part of our lives and moved in with us breifly to help with Stella before we left America. It is not our favourite name, just because it does sound quite mismatched. But she had her first a month ago and called him Maro Kris (Kris for my wife Kristen) and so we are considering honouring her in the same way? We would really appreciate your feedback.
NEW LIST ALERT
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR INCREDIBLE SUGGESTIONS. DUE TO THEM WE HAVE DECIDED TO SWITCH OUR LIST AROUND A BIT. WE ARE REALLY SORRY TO SAY THAT KATHERINE IS OFF THE TABLE BECAUSE MY BROTHER, WHO HAD KEPT HIS SECOND CHLDS NAME SECRET TO THE REST OF US, CALLED HIS DAUGHTER CATHERINE. ALTHIUGH WE ARE SUPER EXCITED THAT WE NOW HAVE A BEAUTIFUL NIECE WE ARE A BIT ANNOYED! HOWEVER, DUE TO YOUR WONDERFUL SUGGESTIONS WE HAVE REACHED A NEW (And maybe better?) LIST. THERE ARE NOW 4 NAMES AND AS SHE IS FUE IN 6 DAYS WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR FEEDBACK!!!
1. Taylor Florence
2. Taylor-Jean Lucy
3. Adeline (Della) Taylor
4. Alison Florence
I LOVE THE NAME ALISON!!! We has not even thought of this thank you SO MUCH! It has drastically changed the list!
Again, we are not massive on the nn fn combo but Adeline is actually are fifth choice.
Although Rose is a beautiful name going for two flower names could be a bit much. If your looking for a more vintage feel and she is being born in the spring then the name that immediately come to mind are...
Florence: Florrie, Flo, Ren
Caroline: Care, Caro
Louise: Lou, Beasy
Adeline: Della, Ada, Addie(y), Lina, Dell
Congratulations! You must be so excited! I’m expecting a girl as well and even though we have named three already we are still a bit stuck! So I though I’d give you a bit of advice on how we settled on our names.
I have three kids and their names are Stella, Jacob (Jake) and Genevieve (Jennie). And honestly, apart from Jake we did not know the name until a few days before my due date! But what we did for every child was write a list of about twenty names that we both liked in no particular order. We then wrote why we has chosen those names and rated them on a scale of one to ten, then narrowe’d the list down to ten. From there we really looked at the names. I’ll use Jennie as an example. Our screening process was pretty much, the current popularity of the name, if it would be mispronounced and possible nick names. We then also thought about what the names meant to us. The top five contenders of Jennie were Genevieve (Jennie), Adeline (Della), Jaimie, Pheobe and Élodié. Each of these names had meaning to us. Wether it be after something or someone close to our hearts or if we felt a particular connection to the meaning of the name. That is why they were on the top five list. Gradually we put the names in context (like you are) putting them with our surname thinking about how people would say them, if they had any other meanings. It was this more intricate screening that had us drop Élodié (which was mispronounced by every one of our Scottis/English/American group of friends) and a Pheobe (because there were two other Pheobes on our street alone!). About two days before she was due we made our descion, Adeline Jaime. When I went into labour we had every intention of naming the baby that. We loved the name, it was perfect in every way but when, after a 51 hours of labour, we saw her we realised that Geneieve was our favourite name. It may have not had the most perfect meaning or compatibility but we New we loved it.
So i think the best advice I could give you is too not overthink it. Narrow it down to three or four choices that you absolutly LOVE, think about why you love them and if they would work and then just invision what you want you want to be calling your daughter in six months. What name you want to shout as you get overjoyed at her first word. What name you want to spell on her door. What name you want to write when you register her birth. And that needs to be the name you chose. And despite wether or not it sounds best or seems nicest that is the name that you love. It isnt an obvious point for teasing and you love ve and that is what is most important.
If you However want my option on the BEAUTIFUL names you have chosen here it is. I love them all and think that Emilia (Emmy) goes best with your surname. I think Lana may get mispronounced often (I read it as LA-na) before I saw your pronunciation. I think Ella is lovely but the E and L that are common in both the forename and surname may sound repetitive. Personally I think maybe a longer first name would sound better with your surname. From the top of the head Catalina (Spanish form of Catherine), Sophia and Lillian have similar meanings\sounds to the names you’ve chosen. Sorry for going on but I hope this helps. Congratulations again!
Thank you so much for the advice. My partner said that she couldn’t have put in better herself. It really has helped our ultimate descion. So thank you so much.
Just because I gave you the meaning behind Taylor, I though I might as well give you the meanings behind the other three names on the list.
Catherine/Katherine: Is after Catherine Of Aragon, i studied 17th centuary England at uni and my thesis was on her. She was a strong woman and steadfast in her beliefs. And even though we are not religious we think that the way she held her own and was such a feminist would be a good way to honour both her and the baby.
Jean: Be chose Jean becaus Of Billie-Jean King. I came out as bisexual in quite an unsure time and Billie-Jean King’s story really helped me through that. But she has special meaning to my wife, to whom she was a steadfast rolemodel to throughout her life. We have various photographs and articles about her around the house and just think that she is an incredible person.
Florence: Florence is after my wife’s aunt Floren. Who is an incredible women who saddly died two years ago. She was an incredible role model and one of the most kind and caring people I have ever met. She loved our kids like they were her own and was the only person we know who could get why we moved to Scotland from California!
I know this probably won’t affect your descion but it may!
Thank you for these suggestions! They’re really lovely and we will defiantly consider them. My mother is called Emer and we didn’t want to use parents names so sadly we can’t use that, but I really love Circe and Aderyn.
That’s actually a really lovely idea, we will defiantly consider it. Thank you.
That’s a really beautiful way of putting it. So thank you. It has really affected our descion. It makes the name seem unique and fun but also familiar and personal, so thank you.
Its for Taylor Swift. I know it’s cliched but she has always been a part of both me and my partners life. I was eighteen when her debut was released and going through a really difficult time in my life. She helped me through that. Six years later I met my now wife at the RED Tour and I proposed to ‘This Love’. It has just always felt like she was following us. Although we may not be as big fans now we still admire her and admire how she is using her impact to affect people. We love the name because we think that it would be an amazing way to close that chapter. To say that she has affected our lives for the better and followed us along the way but now we can almost move on. I Of all people know how it feels to be named after a famous person. But so far we have given about fifty people our name choices and not a single one of them has drawn the connection.
Thanks for the advice on Flo-T, my wife is American and she brought this up pretty much as soon as I brought up the name so it is a nickname we will be steering clear of!
Thank you for your advice on Taylor-Jean. I love the idea of using that and putting Katherine in the middle and that will probably be a serious point of disscusion between me and my partner. Again, Katherine has appeared as the obvious sibling choice and it is a name we really love, However Taylor has a lot of meaning to us. (We were bouncing round the idea of a Taylor fn and a Florence mn hat do you think?) And Thank you also for the fn ln issues that BOTH Katherine and Florence-Taylor have.
Thanks for the advice on Florence. And doubke barrel, we will keep it in mind. I also LOVE the Flora Tay nn. We love KT because it incorporates both names into a nn that sounds familiar enough to keep people from getting confused.
Thanks for advice on sibling similarities. We’d never want the baby to feel out of it. Also thank you for your opinions on Florence-Taylor, the reason we love Florence is because of the middle name (We love Florrie too!) and your suggestions that combine both our really lovely. Thank you so much it has really helped on our descion making.
THANKS TO ALL YOUR FABULOUS LIST ME AND MY PARTNER HAVE REACHED THE DESCION OF CHANGING OUR LIST OF TOP THREE NAMES. WE HAVE CHANGED SOME SPELLINGS AND ARE REALLY SAD TO SAY THAT JAMIE IS OFF THE LIST DUE TO THE MISSUNDERSTANDINGS THAT IT WOULD PROBABLY CAUSE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ADVICE AND WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR OPIONIONS ON THIS LIST AS WELL
1. Katherine-Taylor (KT)
2. Taylor Jean
We hope you like these names and please give us any advice