Amelie vs. Margaret vs. other possibilities
We're expecting a girl and prior to getting pregnant we'd always talked about the name Margaret with nn Maggie for a girl, which I was fine with and liked at the time. Since getting pregnant, I'm second-guessing it. The name would flow well with our last name. I'm not wild about the nn Maggie (sounds harsh) but my SO is. I like the name Margaret a lot, though. We've looked at other Margaret nicknames and there are only two that I like, but he's not wild about them.
Since I've been second-guessing it, my SO wants to know what other names I like - the name that gets me excited when I see it is "Amelie." However, I don't really like the name Amelia as it sounds so different to me and it's also pretty popular. Since we're in the U.S., I expect a lot of people would confuse the name with Amelia which could get annoying.
I guess what I'm trying to figure out is how important is it that you "get excited" when you see the name (Amelie) vs. picking a name that works well for a variety of reasons (Margaret). Also, if I loved the name before getting pregnant, maybe this is just hormones getting in the way??
Thanks for any help!
Thu, 10/31/2019 - 4:20pm