Baby #4, it's a Girl - names that begin with C
My husband and I are expecting Baby #4 and found out this week that it's a girl. We have three boys and used an existing naming scheme (all first-born males on my husband's side have the same initials, CEE. We kept it going with our second and third sons). We are leaning towards keeping the same initials for our little girl. We also prefer names that aren't super popular. (Our mistake with our first born - being that we didn't already have school-age children, we were oblivious as to how popular Caden and all of the "Aiden" names were!!
Our boys names are Caden.Elias, Callan.Eliah, and Ciaran.Elior.
We found a name that somewhat honors both of our grandmothers (I had always wanted to name my daughter Adeline, but I think the name is a bit too popular now). My husband's grandmother was Florabel. The name we like the sound of is Coraline, but we're wondering if it will make everyone think of the book character.
The other twist is that we would also consider names that somehow honored my husband's mother who is no longer with us. Her name was Michelle Renee. Neither of us are particularly taken by her name, but we would be open to names with a similar meaning. This is not a requirement, but just something we'd definitely be open to in lieu of using Coraline.
Lastly, our sons' middle names mean "The Lord is my God" and "The Lord is my Light." We'd like to give our daughter a similar middle name (one that describes an attribute of God), though this isn't entirely necessary if we find other names that meet some of the above requirements. Suggestions welcome.
We haven't done much research yet at all (I had PORED over boy names on this site and got tons of valuable help from this forum in naming our sons, but having a girl has thrown us off a bit and we're just getting into the process. At this point, my questions are as follows, and I would appreciate insight into any of the following:
1. Is Coraline a creepy name? (Does it immediately conjure up thoughts of the book/movie character)?
2. Can you suggest other names that begin with C that sound nice with our sons' names? (I realize there are extensive lists on this site and in the book - I will be going through each, but I know some of the folks on this forum are "experts" and can pinpoint awesome suggestions much more quickly than I ever could!)
3. Any creative ideas as to how to incorporate the name meanings of either "Michelle" or "Renee" into our baby girl's name while keeping the initials the same (C for the first name, E for the middle name).
4. Thoughts on any middle names that begin with "E" that use our existing pattern?
I realize this is a lot - just starting the process and would appreciate any and all leads. (I'm still in shock that we're having a girl - all along, I was thinking it was a boy and that we'd use one of the names that we had narrowed down previously - haha).
Sat, 11/19/2016 - 12:38am