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Thank you, mk. Your way of dividing up the names was so much less emotioal than when I try to work through them. I love Violet Elizabeth and Georgia Margaret. Calla Margaret doesn't work for me because all I hear is calamary and I think yucky fish:) Calla Virginia was my favorite combo.
I've been going over everyone's comments and adding a few names to mull over. If I had asked you to pick out a sibling name to match just Liberty, how would that have changed the suggestions? I was kind of happy to see my style described as eclectic because I couldn't find a box to fit my style in either. Liberty is the only name I chose without considering my husbands style. He likes very easy to pronounce, normal american names. In his opinion, I tend to pick "foreign" sounding names. I think that is because I am an avid reader of fiction and have picked up lots of names that way. Thus most of our kids are compromise names that we still love. One name that I am thinking of putting on the list is Calla. Any thoughts on this name? Thanks.
Thank you Miriam for sharing your knowledge. Am I pronouncing Rona correctly when I use a long o sound?
Well, I agree with what Libbi said so I won't repeat. That being said, I would prefer to meet a little Penny over a little Ellie, because of the popularity. So Penny Ellen would be my first choice of the two.
I like the suggestions of Rona and Bronwyn. Girly without being too frilly. I want the name we choose to be obviously girl. My biggest problem is that I like the spunky feel and sound of the unisex names, but I don't want to use them. So I'm looking for names that have the same feel, but are all girl:)
Rowena should be a good idea, but it just doesn't sound pretty to my ears.
And yes, the Sydney I know is 12 rather than 2, but the name has lost it's appeal for now.
So the searching continues, but it's so much fun to look. I'm just bummed I can only use two or three names.
For me personally, I like to avoid two names ending with the same letter. Thus Mia Caroline would be my top pick and I think it is a lovely choice.
Wellington George would probably be my first choice despite the many items the name can bring to mind. I especially like the nickname. It sounds like a strong name in my opinion.
I like the suggestion of a one syllable name to match with Amy. Some ideas that differ from those already posted are:
It really depends on what kind of names appeal to you and the feel that you are going for.
Thank you for the thoughtful responses. Top contenders for first name are Helena, Vera, Caroline, Clara and Violet. Despite the many nicknames for Margaret, I am not in love with any of them with the slight exception of Marge (with the "j" sound). That is what my grandma goes by. I'm also not in love with Pearl (for some reason Ruby sounds better to me). And I would have the closest relationship with Margaret since Virginia was DH's grandma. We do have a Marissa so I would prefer to avoid a first name starting with M. Thus Vera Margaret appeals to me with the thought that the first name begins with the same sounds as Virginia. Hubby has given a slight thumbs up on Helena (our biggest concern is that we buy chemicals from a company by the same name.) I was thrilled to find out that my mom's Oma had the middle name Helene. (but not a direct relative of Margaret)