Desperately need help with baby girl name!
My husband and I CANNOT agree on a name for our new daughter. We both have definite opinions and they are not even close to being on the same page. Its kind of to the point where name searching is no longer fun and I'm getting irritated...
We have a few names be both "like" but they're not "the one" for various reasons (i.e. we both like Stella but its too close to being overly popular for me and our family members have Streetcar Named Desire on the brain). I have a few criteria - prefer feminine sounding names (ending in -a), no more than three syllables, not in the top 50 nor trending that way, no obvious nicknames, and would like a nature related meaning if at all possible (like how Sylvia means "from the forest" not how Meadow means literally a meadow). My husband wants something that "sounds pretty", "is not weird", and has "no immediate pop culture references"...which is very subjective!
My list consists of: Serena, Sabrina, Sylvia, Lydia, and Tessa
His list consists of: Audrey, Brooke, Savannah, Lyla, Elaina
He hates Serena, Sabrina, and Lydia because they have pop culture references (apparently). He says Sylvia seems foreign? And Tessa is a girl he didn't like in highschool...
I feel like Audrey and Brooke are just a little basic. Savannah has the nickname potential for "Vanna" and seems trendy to me. I want to like Lyla/Lila but it just seems a little too soft or delicate to me. I also want to like Elaina, but I worry its too much like Elena, which I think is more used in Spanish speaking cultures?
I would LOVE some suggestions of names that fall in line with both our criteria. I am kind of digging my heels in that I don't want to settle and it would be great if come April we aren't in an arguement in the hospital because I am choosing to trump him on this....after all, we all have his last name right? ;-) Please help!
Thu, 01/10/2019 - 2:18pm